Category: Australia

how i made $400 for flying back from australia

how i made $400 for flying back from australia

No, they didn't pay me to leave. I didn't cause that much trouble while I was there (I don't think!) But making $400 (USD) really was true! It was super easy, and it was by absolute chance. My friends and I got to Sydney Airport three hours ahead of time for our 11:55 AM flight … Continue reading how i made $400 for flying back from australia

getting stung by jellyfish in the great barrier reef

getting stung by jellyfish in the great barrier reef

Okay, it’s definitely not as serious as the title of this blog post suggests but I was definitely getting stung by really tiny (if not almost microscopic) jellyfish while I was snorkeling. Twice on my lips, and constantly on my arms and legs. It feels like a tiny electric shock. You can still feel the … Continue reading getting stung by jellyfish in the great barrier reef

what it’s like to hold a koala

what it’s like to hold a koala

They’re actually not as soft as they look. Don’t get me wrong, they’re soft but I guess just not what I was expecting. Their fur almost feels like the polyester stuffing from a pillow. They also do not smell minty from all the eucalyptus leaves they eat (like I had read). Here are a few … Continue reading what it’s like to hold a koala

what it’s like to spend chinese new year in australia

what it’s like to spend chinese new year in australia

Yes, I know the politically correct term would be Lunar New Year but I’m Chinese, therefore I am calling it Chinese New Year. Spending the holiday there actually wasn’t planned. My friends and I had booked our flights for February and later on found out that we would be there during that time. But I’m … Continue reading what it’s like to spend chinese new year in australia

walking underwater at sea life melbourne

walking underwater at sea life melbourne

Imagine this. You’re in a tunnel that’s made of glass. Behind that glass are all sorts of fish, manta rays, and sharks, all swimming above and around you. It almost feels as if you’re underwater with them. Like that manta ray’s fin will graze over your head at any second. Or the shark will take … Continue reading walking underwater at sea life melbourne

there’s more to the great ocean road than the 12 apostles

there’s more to the great ocean road than the 12 apostles

If you like coastal drives, you’re going to want to check this one out. The Great Ocean Road was built by returned soldiers from 1919 to 1932 as a memorial to soldiers killed during World War I. It stretches for 151 miles, starting in the town of Angelsea in Victoria. Since I joined a day … Continue reading there’s more to the great ocean road than the 12 apostles

where to shop in melbourne

where to shop in melbourne

There’s lots of shopping to be done! Queen Victoria Markets - also known as Queen Vic, or the Vic Markets, you will not want to leave this place. It’s actually an extremely dangerous place for your wallet (especially since some stalls accept credit cards)! You will leave, thinking to yourself, ‘What did I just buy? Did I … Continue reading where to shop in melbourne

city sights in melbourne

city sights in melbourne

White Night - it occurs around the summer solstice, where the sun rises early and darkness is never complete. It originated in St. Petersburg, Russia. White Night Festival activities include the arts and performances. Check these out! Streets - are closed off and you’ll find music and street performers in every direction Dancing - colorful … Continue reading city sights in melbourne