Travel Tag

I am not very well experienced in travelling at all, so I apologise for my lack of (boring) answers but I thought it would still be fun to do this, and then come back to it every so often and see what’s changed!

Where was your first plane to?

My first plane was too Broome, I was about 7 years old. It was only a two hour flight luckily.

Where have you travelled to that you would love to visit again?

Queensland. I would love to get to explore more of the tropical rain forests.

You’re leaving tomorrow, money is no object, where are you going?

Everywhere in the UK and Europe.

Is there a place you would never go again?

I wouldn’t say never but I’ve been to Bali once, and I’ve never had the urge to want to go back. I would maybe go with a different group of people and have a different experience so would probably change my mind about Bali.

Can you recite your passport number from memory if asked?

Nope! I have to renew it though so I should probably learn it.

Do you prefer the Window, Aisle, or Middle seat?

I’m torn between window and aisle. Window because duh! you get the best views, but aisle because you can get up and down as much as you want without disturbing anyone.

How do you pass the time on the air plane?

I usually try to read a book, but I usually just end up watching a movie.

How many countries have you visited?

Two but I’m working on it.

Why do you want to travel?

I want to travel because I want to experience all I can. I don’t want to be stuck somewhere with a house and a family until I feel I’ve lived and seen as much as I can.

Favorite city or country?

As of now, it’s Queensland.

Most memorable experience abroad?

The one that sticks out the most is white water rafting in Bali.

Best item purchased abroad?

Does my GoPro count as I bought it another state?

Which destination is the number one of your bucket list?

Slovenia more specifically Lake Bled

What is your most ideal holiday?

Going somewhere warm, where I can enjoy the beaches but also be able to hike mountains. Also be somewhere with a lot of history and has a story to tell

With who are you mostly going on holiday?

Myself, honestly.

Would you rather go to an amusement park or a zoo?

Amusement Park. 100%

Would you rather go on a ski- or a sun vacation?

As much as I enjoy coldness and snow, I would have to say sun as I don’t enjoy Skiing all that much.

 

 

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South Bank

South Bank, Brisbane. South bank is a beautiful place, it’s literally what the name suggests – it’s on the south side of the Brisbane river which makes it the bank! It’s full of life, food and art and I believe it is the heart of Brisbane. VisitBrisbane describes it as “South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views” and I can whole heartedly agree.

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The Kurilpa Bridge. One of the many to get to South Bank, luckily for us this was right outside our apartment building.
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The view from our balcony. As you can see South Bank have they’re own (London) Eye.
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Walking over to South Bank crossing the Brisbane River
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At first I though this sign was all that was left, but I actually looked into it and from what I read this hotel never existed and this sign is actually a sculpture built to draw attention to the GOMA (Brisbane QLD Gallery of Modern Art)

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This is an Ibis. Think seagull but bigger and scarier, these birds also steal leftover food from tables and out of bins. Just like seagulls, do not feed them.
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Countdown to the Commonwealth Games

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This was probably the most exciting thing about South Bank for me, I just really love the idea behind it. As you can see it’s called ‘Epicurious’ which is a garden full of seasonal, edible plant life including fruits, vegetables and herbs. It’s maintained by volunteers to ensure that it stays healthy and in good condition, but it is there to be explored. It’s free to look at and open all year round. Those volunteers are there at certain times and days and are the ones to see if you want to try the produce. They have a harvest cart which is free to collect from, it works on a first-in, first-served, basis. To sum it up, it’s a garden in the middle of the city that is open to the public for free to enjoy all the edibles grown there. As I said before I just absolutely love the idea of it, and you can really see that it is respected and really well looked after.

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Sunsetting over the Brisbane River
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Had the best seats in the house every night.

Playing the waiting game…

So in my last post I was talking about moving and studying in Queensland. Well I have applied for the teaching bachelor at Queensland University of Technology, I had to pay like $70 AUD so I hope it’s worth it and that I get accepted!

I have been putting off applying for so long, but I just thought ‘screw it!’ whats the worst that can happen? I don’t get accepted and have wasted $70.. in the larger picture thats not bad at all. Once I know i’ve been accepted if I have been, then I can start sorting out everything, like having a job there isn’t much point going over there if I haven’t been accepted.

Anyways, I’m not sure how long it will take to know if I have been accepted but I hope if you’re reading this, please wish me luck!!

Much love,

Tarryn

xx

I’m so lost

I’m torn between studying my degree here in Perth, or studying in Queensland. Wether I study here or there after the 4 years I will spend on my bachelor I will move to Brisbane so in my head it makes sense to study at QUT which is quite a bit higher ranking in the area I want to study than at the Uni I would study at here. I know its one of those things if I can’t make up my mind then I shouldn’t do it, but I’m one of those people that I do know what I really want to do but needs someone to tell me it’s a good idea or what not. I hate that but it is what it is, so if anyone out there can give me some tips or has advice I would love to hear it. BTW I’m 22 years old so I’m not just a young one leaving high school haha and I want to do my bachelor in Early Childhood Education!

Day One

In October of last year I spent about a month in Queensland with my family. I have so many photo’s and video’s from that trip that I’ve been putting off writing about it because of having to go through and pick out photo’s and video’s to use.

I guess I should start off by where we stayed. So when we were planning my Mum had been looking at apartments, as we were there for a while and figured it would be cheaper to food shop and basically live like we were at home. Mum was really struggling to find ones that were decently priced as we were staying in Brisbane so we were basically central to everything. I steered mum into the direction of AirBnB, which is where we found the apartment we stayed in.

We were on the 6th floor and had the best view! Not only that it was such a quick walk to everything too. Most importantly Queen Street Mall, was about 5 minutes away on foot. We definitely did some damage there… I won’t waffle on too much, so enjoy all the photo’s and what not I could find.

 

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I’m soaring
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I’m flying
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Theres not
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A star
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in heaven
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that we
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can’t reach
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yeah, we’re
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breaking free

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View from balcony
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Other view from balcony

 

 

 

QLD

So as of right now, the boyfriend and I have decided to visit Queensland at the end of this year. I have been before, I spent about a month there with my family and he has only spent a few days there for work so it wasn’t so much a “getting to explore” trip. He does really want to go to Magnetic Island, if anyone has any advice about getting there and things to do.

Of course I have all the things that I did previously and things I wanted to do but never got too, but if anyone has any tips or things they think are a ‘must do’ than please let me know in the comments below!

There are also plans to move there. In about 4 years after I’m done with school, so if anyone has any opinions on which suburbs are good then leave them as well! I’m thinking more about the suburbs surrounding Brisbane, more so than the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast because I think Brisbane is a nice central location to get to both.

*I should probably mention, we’re both from Perth so moving wise isn’t too different, as I genuinely think there isn’t too much of a difference between both cities, I do love Brisbane more though*

Into the woods.. 🎶

I was hanging out with Hannah and Justin and as the weather was nice for once, we decided to go hiking out in a place called jarrahdale. The trail starts out in Serpentine and ends in jarrahdale.. well depending on where you start to where it ends. 

Before the trail, there’s a wooded area to walk through that has trees everywhere. It very much reminded me of the woods that are always in horror films, really tall trees that are just everywhere! Unfortunately it hasn’t been raining here much, so the river hasn’t been flowing – it’s much better in winter when you can see and hear the water flowing and is one of the loveliest sounds. 

Here are some pictures I took. These have all been put and edited on Instagram. 


This is honestly one of my favourite things to do. Hike and explore the beautiful country we live in! Need to go out with my proper camera again in winter when the river is flowing which makes for better photos in my opinion. 

As for now, my phone camera will have to do! 

If any of you, have posts about exploring your own backyards I would love to see them!

Beautifully yours,

Tarryn

xo