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The Best Flat White In Melbourne: Ranked

Did you know, the Flat White was invented in Melbourne? And Melbourne itself is referred to as the coffee capital of the world; home to some of the world’s best speciality coffee shops and baristas. Therefore I’ve made it my mission throughout my time living in Melbourne to scour the city’s cafes in search of the best Flat White. Why? Because Surely the best Flat … Continue reading The Best Flat White In Melbourne: Ranked

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The Alternative Melbourne Bucket List

Are you looking for some hidden gems to add to your Melbourne bucket list? Well, I’ve got you covered. Melbourne is one of the world’s most livable cities and after living and working in the city for over a year, I’ve found loads of interesting things to do in the CBD and city suburbs; many of which only locals know about. In this post, I’ve … Continue reading The Alternative Melbourne Bucket List

Living Your Best Life Vs Living Beyond Your Means

Living Your Best Life Vs Living Beyond Your Means

The other day, I was picking up my morning coffee before class. It was an expensive affair, from one of those Melbourne speciality cafes that manages to produce miracles out of the simple combination of coffee and milk. As I tipped out my purse to salvage the last few coins that I had left, I got to thinking: Am I spending too much money on … Continue reading Living Your Best Life Vs Living Beyond Your Means

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2nd Year Australia Visa Without Farm Work: My Story

Everything you need to know about 2nd year Australia visas, bridging visas, student visas and working holidays in Australia So, this week it’s been one year since I touched base down in Australia at the start of my working holiday. At the time, I had no clue how significant this decision to leave home in the UK and come to Melbourne was going to be. … Continue reading 2nd Year Australia Visa Without Farm Work: My Story

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City Girl Vs Small Town Girl: Life In Melbourne

When I was 18, I followed a life long dream and made the move from my small town of Brighton up to the UK’s capital of London. At first, the hustle and bustle and novelty of walking past iconic landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace as part of my daily commute was overwhelming. However, it was a brief stint that lasted just a few … Continue reading City Girl Vs Small Town Girl: Life In Melbourne

5 Things That Prove Collingwood is Melbourne’s coolest inner suburb

5 Things That Prove Collingwood Is Melbourne’s Coolest Inner Suburb

Carlton, Fitzroy, Brunswick- I thought I was familiar with all of Melbourne’s coolest inner suburbs. That was until I stumbled across Collingwood. Nestled in between Fitzroy and Abbotsford, Collingwood is one of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets and although small, there are plenty of reasons to visit. Need some inspiration? Here are 5 of my favourite things to do in Collingwood.   You can have a $6 … Continue reading 5 Things That Prove Collingwood Is Melbourne’s Coolest Inner Suburb

Vertue Coffee Roasters: Is This Melbourne's Quirkiest Cafe?

Vertue Coffee Roasters: Is This Melbourne’s Quirkiest Cafe?

Anyone that knows me will be well aware that I like to devote a good proportion of my spare time to hunting out the best coffee around. This week, I took one of those outings to Melbourne’s suburb of Carlton to check out Vertue Coffee Roasters. This cafe reputation proceeded itself so, it was somewhere that had been on my list for a while. Like … Continue reading Vertue Coffee Roasters: Is This Melbourne’s Quirkiest Cafe?

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What You REALLY Need To Pack For A Working Holiday In Australia

Packing for a trip is difficult but packing for an Australian Working Holiday is something else. You’ve got to cram enough clothes, cosmetics and gadgets into your bag for at least 12 months, not to mention the fact that you have to accommodate for the cold Australian winter, hot summer and possibly think about work clothes too: It’s no surprise that packing for a working … Continue reading What You REALLY Need To Pack For A Working Holiday In Australia

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How To Travel In Australia For Cheap

Travelling in Australia needn’t be expensive. Before I got here, I was lead to believe that travelling in Australia was going to bankrupt me but that’s just not the case. Granted, it doesn’t match the ridiculously cheap prices of other popular backpacking areas such as South East Asia, however, with a few top tips, a trip down under doesn’t have to cost the earth either. Here’s how … Continue reading How To Travel In Australia For Cheap

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Australia Working Holiday: Expectations Vs Reality

Before I arrived in Australia, I wrote a blog post, 10 Things That Worry Me About My Australian Working Holiday (And Why I’m Going Anyway). It seems I had a lot of expectations and concerns before I arrived here. Now, six months on, I feel that I’ve been here long enough to address each of those points. So, here we go. 1.Worry: The long flight Yes, … Continue reading Australia Working Holiday: Expectations Vs Reality