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My best photos of 2018

My best photos of 2018

Learning how to use a camera has been one of the best things about this year. My parents bought me a camera for Christmas last year, and as 2018 progressed, I found myself using it more and more. Case in point: two weeks in Australia left me with around 500 photographs, whereas, a mere six months later, a week in the Seychelles saw me walk away with almost 3000 pictures to sift through. I’ve started viewing places – both abroad…

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Sydney: big waves and petty arguments

Sydney: big waves and petty arguments

After hanging out in Perth and Canberra, Jake and I spent our final weekend in Australia in Sydney. My mum stayed in Canberra to spend more time with her parents (she was meeting clients in Sydney the following week and flying home after us). After two weeks of staying in busy houses full of small children, dogs and fake cockroaches used to scare us at any opportunity, it was nice to have two days just the two of us. Well,…

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South Durras, Australia

South Durras, Australia

It’s often hard to put into words why you love a particular place. It might be a specific sight or smell or meal you had. It might be that you had an especially good time there, because you were with people you love and something hilarious happened. You might not even know why you love a particular spot the way you do; you went there, maybe once, maybe many times, and something about that place wormed its way into your…

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Narrowly avoiding concussion on Australia’s West Coast

Narrowly avoiding concussion on Australia’s West Coast

I read a lot of travel blogs. For me, there is no better procrastination than reading about places and moments that I’d want to experience. Or liking shark pictures on Instagram. But I am always interested in shark encounters (just… don’t, okay? Everyone has their weird interests) so I guess this does loosely fall into the same category. This being said, I don’t just read other blogs to procrastinate. I also read them for inspiration. By reading a variety of…

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Rottnest Island, Perth

Rottnest Island, Perth

I am tired as I write this blog. It might be the eight Lebküchen I just ate flooding sugar into my brain or the fact that the sunrise now being at 7.45am makes me feel like I need three extra hours of shut-eye to make it through the day. I should probably just give up and go to bed, because the likelihood that someone is sitting out there eagerly awaiting the next installment of Jellie Down Under is as small…

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Kangaroos, quokkas and sharks: Welcome to Perth

Kangaroos, quokkas and sharks: Welcome to Perth

We arrived in Perth after a solid twenty four hours of flying. It sounds weird, but there’s a particular smell that I associate with landing in Australia and it’s not just eucalyptus. Actually, it probably is just heat and eucalyptus, and the notable feature of this scent is not the scent itself but how identifiable it is to me. I feel like I know what Australia smells like. It feels like coming home to somewhere brand new. I get so…

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On far-away family and going down under

On far-away family and going down under

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m going to be mining my earlier 2018 travel adventures for blog posts as I spend many winter hours at my desk or on the sofa. I never want to give a false image of my real life, so while I am truly blessed to spend some weeks and weekends of the year doing amazing things in awesome places, there is also plenty of work time, chill time and hours spent reading, writing…

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