Travelling has been an amazing experience for me so far. I’ve met truly great people and seen so much that I’m still trying to comprehend just how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing.
So with all this happening before me its hard to keep up with everybody else that for so long before my trip was a source of information, support and just out for a good out belly laugh at the same time. I say this because it was only a week ago that I realised that Adam from www.travelsofadam.com had landed himself abroad in Madrid.
Having been on the go for a little longer than Adam now it was interesting to read his thoughts on his One Week Abroad post and compare it to how I was doing at that same time. That first week is such a blur of everything that its really hard to get a good grasp on money and what you forgot or didn’t need.
Something else I read from Adam’s blog a while back that just made me laugh considering I’m Australian was his Dangerous Australia post. I know I’ve teased a fair few people about how you have to watch out for snakes, spiders and drop bears etc but really its nowhere near as bad as all that.
On that topic I’d love to know what other horror stories you’ve heard about Australian animals as I can just imagine the lies you’ve all been told.
Thanks for the mention. Glad to see your trip is going well, too… maybe eventually we´ll cross paths or if I´m lucky I´ll still be in Australia by the time you have to come back!
.-= Adam´s last blog ..Wombat Wednesday: Puerta del Sol =-.
No problem mate and sorry I didn’t realise sooner 🙂 We’ll cross paths at some stage, after travelling around I’ve worled out that the world aint that big after all.
I haven’t heard any negative stories, just positive ones, actually. What’s cool about Australia is how animals are in close proximity.
.-= Nomadic Chick´s last blog ..Why Victoria is Worth Visiting =-.
Hey Jeannie, close proximity withing reason. If your in the city you still have to get out of it for a real taste of OZ
Australia is my number one on the to-travel-to list. Would like to go for an entire month. I will probably need to come to the Aussie Nomad for some advice. 😉
.-= Terrah´s last blog ..Grand Palladium Resorts in the Rivera Maya =-.
Hey Terrah. Depending on how much you want to see, going for a month might not be enough as its a big big place 🙂
Oooooh, can’t wait to read about Oz! Miss it and miss our convos Aussie! Hope you’re having fun!!!
.-= Andi´s last blog ..India: Day 3 (Part 4) =-.
Hi Andi, yes its been awhile since we could stop for a chat. Soon enough thought I’ll be able to stop and catch up with everybody.
It wasn’t until I watched some show about “Australia’s Dangerous Animals” I wondered how many people have seen that and wondered if their travel insurance policy included coverage for injury caused by Australian animals!!! haha Actually just this week I did a lesson on Aus animals, the kids said to me “Teacher Sasha, will the Kangaroo eat us!!!?” lol
Damn Sasha what are you teaching these kids if they think kangaroo’s will eat them 🙂
The horror story that I’ve heard of the most is up north where there are stingers or box jellyfish! Right before I hopped into the water at the Great Barrier reef they told us about them and they said “Some of them are impossible to see and if they get you that will kill you” they then handed be this thin spandex type wetsuit that was hardly reassuring and made me put it on to go swimming. However my hands, feet and head were unprotected! Apparently there are different seasons for them and I was there just at the end of the season. But I think that’s crazy if it can kill you and you can’t even see it!!
.-= Cailin´s last blog ..Lost Girl of the Week =-.
haha Cailin. Jellyfish are pretty nasty buggers and yes they do come in set seasons. In high time though there are some beaches you just dont swim at. Even if the buggers are dead and washed up on the beach they can still sting you.