All posts tagged: adventure

Travel Diary Part I: Dubai

Why do we travel? On the 26th of June, I embarked on a 5 week journey across Europe with my life’s savings in one hand and the intention of answering that question in the other. Up until this point, I hadn’t really traveled. I mean, yes, I had been to China with my parents and Thailand with my school, but I had never planned a trip on my own – never done my own research and chosen my destinations and booked my accommodation and all that other stuff that comes with moving your butt across an ocean. It took forever to plan, and a heck of a lot of money, but we did it anyway. Because we wanted to travel. The reason why I thought I wanted to travel before leaving Melbourne was pretty simple. I wanted to see more of the world. When you’re growing up and watching Mary Kate & Ashley movies, you really want to see the Eiffel Tower and the Trevi Fountain and live that “fencing with a baguette” kind of life. …

Snow Much Fun!

Do you remember the first time you went skiing? The day you learnt how to walk in those giant moon boots, how to click said giant moon boots into those damn skis, how to snow plow and parallel and turn, how to glide off the ski lift without falling on your butt? Well, chances are, you used to be one of those two-year-old kids flying down the mountain with no poles, weaving through larger, clumsier adults. So skiing comes as naturally to you as walking. But this winter break, at the ripe old age of nineteen, I went skiing for the first time. And it was terrifying. I think it’s safe to say, when you’re first learning to ski, it’s very very very wise to take a lesson. And I’m no fool. I’d booked in a class on my first day at 11am. But alas, at 9am everyone was itching to ski, and my friends decided that it would be a wonderful idea to take me skiing first before the lesson. “It’s the easiest run!” …