MELBOURNE PHOTO DIARY

Melbourne was always high on my list of places to visit while in Australia, and when I discovered a couple of my friends who have been in Melbourne for a long time were deciding to leave by the end of January, I knew I had to take the opportunity and just go before they left. 
  

WHITSUNDAYS PHOTO DIARY


When I first got out to Australia I had no plans and no clue what I was going to do, just that I had got out here and wanted to see what was on offer. I had a friend who had also been here for almost a year so as soon as I landed I made sure to get in contact. A few days later I was at a soccer, 'football', match when he called to ask if I fancied heading up to the Whitsunday Islands with him and of course I said yes! I honestly didn't know what to expect but I wasn't turning any offer down. He explained we'd be on a 3 day boat trip around the islands and stay 2 / 3 days in a hostel.
My expectations didn't reach reality on both sides. The boat I thought would have seperate rooms for each passenger and be slightly larger. It was one room made of 13 bunk beds for around 25 of us with 2 toilets either side that had make shift showers, you pretty much showered standing over the toilet.
I realised though I loved it and if that was how we had to live to travel around seeing amazing things some only dream of and making friends with people I think I'll know forever, it was well worth it and I'd do it again for sure. 
The views we saw definitely beat expectations. Actually standing at the view point for Whitehaven beach and even standing on the beach itself was breathtaking.