So, it’s been just over a month since my feet touched Australian ground…wow.
IT’S GONE SO QUICKLY. Like, really, really quickly.
But after being here for a month, I’ve kinda got into the swing of things and would like to share the good and the bad stuff with ya.
I mean, not there’s many bad things. It’s currently 28 degrees and I’m sat in a pretty cool apartment with my boyf; so yanoe, I can’t really complain.
The sunshine, obvs.
You can wear cute dresses and groovy shorts every day of the week.
Most people I have met are super friendly. Maybe it’s the accents, but N’AW, very nice people everywhere.
Australians say “hey” a lot after everything. “Good meal, hey.”…”Gorgeous weather, hey.”…”You watching the football hey?”
I bought a boomerang and I feel like a true Ozzie gal.
You don’t actually see that many spiders or snakes (thank god)
There’s a gorgeous lagoon in the middle of the city and the water is super warm
The pretty beaches
In the Australian countryside, the stars are SO bright and beautiful
If you have no money, you can just go for a dip in the pool FOR FREE
I’m finally starting to get a (tiny) tan
Every week there’s some sort of trivia / quiz going on at some cool pub
The food! In Brisbane, there’s soooo many restaurants, cafe’s, burger joints…just anything really!
You can get McDonalds delivered right to your door
Ceiling fans are a gift from God
There’s an awesome corner shop that sells tarot cards and crystal and other cool witchy things
There’s so many amazing places to explore
The walk into the city is just insaaaane; you walk over a bridge on the river where it’s surrounded by skyscrapers, boats, and a pure blue sky
When it rains, IT RAINS. And when there’s a storm, there’s a STORM gurl. It’s the craziest thunder and lightening you ever did witness.
Christmas is a bit naff over here. Like, where’s my Christmas Dinner at with yorkshire puddings? Where’s the Christmas tunes? WHERE’S THE TINSEL AND PARTY HATS AND CHOCOLATE AND COAL FIRES AND HOT CHOCS AND AND AND ….yeah. I miss the English Christmas.
Even though the wage is higher here, it’s preeettyyyyyyy expensive. Doh.
I miss my family and friends *sad face*
Cockroaches run so god damn fast and scare the living daylights out of me
Chocolate melts within like 0.2 seconds
You have to put bread in the freezer straight away which is annoying because I love a good crisp sandwich
Crisps are like, well expensive.
The time zone with England sucks. It can sometimes be tricky to call home because you’re both busy at different times.
So, that’s my good and bad so far!
I’m sure many more will keep being added to my list as I keep travelling around and going on new adventures. Yay!