Monthly Archives: March 2013

Week 5 Costs

This’ll be an easy one. So easy, in fact, that I’m posting over free WiFi outside a Hungry Jack’s (Burger King).

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Sunday Musings

It’s Sunday afternoon on my last full day at the vineyard. The sun is shining in a clear blue sky, it’s about 72 degrees (22 for you Celsius folks), and the all-to-familiar wind is blowing. Tomorrow I’ll hitch a ride to the town of Traralgon, where I’ll hop on a train to Melbourne, spend the night in a hostel, then fly to Auckland on Tuesday. I don’t have much to write about today so that’s exactly what I’m going to write about. I’ve realized that it’s impossible to blog about experiences when you’re having none.

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Quick Update

Just a quick post today to let family and friends know that I’ve extended my trip for another month!

This adventure began as a challenge to get out of my comfort zone. I was unhappy at work and flippantly threw out the idea: “Maybe I should just quit my job and go spend a month in Australia.” The more I thought about it, the more appealing the idea became, so my trip took shape as a month in Australia and two weeks in New Zealand. Well I’m about five weeks in and I keep hearing how amazing it is in New Zealand so I think it deserves a month of its own. The budget’s looking OK so why not, huh? On Tuesday I fly into Auckland to continue my adventure.

Thank you all so much for the comments and support here on the blog. Let’s keep it going!

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness… Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
   – Mark Twain