All posts tagged: Diary

January

January 1st is a nothing day. We spend so much energy making sure the last day of December is a story to tell, that the first day of the new year is generally wasted in bed eating melted cheese on anything you can melt cheese onto. At least, that’s what it was like for me. Someone once told me that how you spend your New Years sets the tone for the rest of your year. If January is any indication, then they were not wrong. I did eat a lot of melted cheese. But I also spent a lot of time with my friends and a lot of time thinking about friendship – about what it means to be a friend, about what kind of friend I can be, about what kind of friend I need and deserve. I think that I’ve always been a good friend because I have always had good mental health. I think that I could always be enthusiastically there for my friends in every sense of the word – always …

Travel Diary Part II: London

Before landing in London, I had a few ideas about what would happen there: Everything would be super posh – from the way people spoke to the way dogs walked and fences lay in straight, white lines I would see people vlogging everywhere I would say “London Baby” approximately three times a day Exactly one of these things actually ended up coming into fruition, but that’s because I’m hopelessly obsessed with F.R.I.E.N.D.S and nothing was going to stop me from living out my fantasies. As it turns out, London is filled with a lot of parks, and people enjoy hanging flowers around their homes, and Primark is overwhelmingly large. People drive miniture cars, and birds swoop quite low and instead of street-signs on poles, they’re drilled into the wall of corner buildings. But other than that, London is like Melbourne in many ways. People drive on the left and speak English, drink at the pub and eat fish and chips on hot days. THE FIRST DAY we lay in Hyde Park as the sun set, drinking …

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. …