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From The Cemetery To The Eiffel Tower

The thing about being abroad and only just having arrived is that you are overly keen to see everything and anything. This was abundantly apparent today, given I was hoping to see the Cemetery du Pere Lachise, the Catacombs, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. My first stop was the Cemetery du Pere Lachise where I wanted to find both Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrision’s graves and just look […]


Free Walking Tour of Paris

With my first morning in Paris snapping me awake earlier then I had wanted (curse you jetlag) I battled the wake up protocol of the dorm room. Do you wait for others to rise, damn why didn’t I get my toiletries out of my bag last night so I wouldn’t make too much noise, I need to pee but climbing from my squeaky bunk will wake everybody. After a short […]


My First Solo Day

Getting lost is all a part of backpacking so it was natural I would get lost trying to find my hostel after exiting the train station on my first solo day alone in Europe. Little did I know I would spend the entire day getting lost. Arriving at the hostel some 6-7 hours before check in, I was going to have to explore on all of 3 hours plane sleep. […]


Getting To Paris

Leaving everything behind at Melbourne Airport on Saturday morning was both incredibly exciting and overwhelmingly scary. I went from deep sadness leaving my family at the airport; failing to keep it together as I left them and walking through the gates into customs, to joy as I boarded my plane to Singapore. What is it about getting on a plane to somewhere that just gets the adrenaline pumping. This was […]


My First Day In Paris

Well I survived the grueling 27 hours of travel time to get from Melbourne to Paris. Navigated the labyrinth that is Paris airport and here I am. In my hostel after a 6 hour stint of exploring Montmartre. Dog tired but happy to finally have a place to rest my legs and meet some people. Who knows what the evening will bring, my guess lots of sleep. I’ll give you […]


Next Stop Paris

At this very moment I will be rolling down the runway and onto my new life abroad. Left at the airport will be my parents with my poor mum crying her eyes out. I’ll also be leaving behind my prejudices, attitude and most of all my old life. Come Sunday at about 7am Paris time I’ll be a wide eyed aussie looking to meet new people and explore. Joyed by […]