The Free People of Taghazout

Two types of worship happen in Taghazout, and both start by getting to your knees. Both answer a call at sunrise- the scratchy sound of a 90’s sound system blasting out the call to prayer, and the other, the crashing of a decent wave on the shore. I had arrived in Taghazout, Morocco to answer…

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I’m an idiot, and you are too.

“The chief element of happiness is this: to want to be what you are.” Erasmus I do some incredibly stupid things. In travel and my day to day life, I blunder around like a moving flesh-bag of insecurity, discontentment and laziness. This isn't to say "woe is me". Nor is it an elaborate way to…

I am Australian. I say Welcome.

We are living through one of the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. I don't have a lot to give so I thought I would share my stories. These are the moments that shaped me.  The Sudanese refugee camp  I was eight when I trundled through a refugee camp on the outskirts of…

Hotel Am Brillantengrund, Vienna: A Review

Although it’s been about three weeks since I stayed in the hotel in Vienna, it took me that long to get the spelling of the name right before I could write a review.  The Rooms Look, I paid fifty euros for the night and that included a free breakfast, so I wasn’t expecting luxury and…

Being Single: Six Reasons Why it’s All Cool

I've ordered a beer off the flight attendant because honestly, I might have to be a bit liquored up to write about this subject. If I start aggressively writing about the patriarchy, it was the beer (But seriously, the patriarchy, it runs deep). I’ve been single for three years now. I started this blog with…

25 Things That Happen When You Come Home

Some strange things happen when you touch down on home soil after a life changing trip. Once the initial joy of eating all the things you missed (lollies!) has subsided, you are left weeping into your wallet when you spot a rupee or a euro. It is a hard and trying time and what do…

Goodbye 23. Hello 24!

I just turned 24! Which is supposedly the birthday that you get your fully-grown adult brain. Welcome adult brain! Hopefully you more capable of handling this whole growing-up thing because my previous brain would go into a flap at the sight of bills or paperwork. My birthday was spent in Perth with one of my…

Coming Home after Nine Months

I knew coming back to Australia would be hard. I anticipated the sinking feeling in my stomach that would mark the trip at an end. I foresaw the weirdness of coming back as somebody's ex-girlfriend. I even psyched myself up for all the administration that would need to be done (new passport, drivers licence etc).…

5 Travel Disasters that Happened to Me (and How I Dealt with Them!)

Travel is all fun and games until you lose all your money and end up sleeping on the street surrounded by the neighbourhood cats (yes this happened to me). From losing your passport to sleeping through your train stop, if you are travelling for longer than two weeks then you are bound to run into…

Month Seven of Travel

My sister described this feature on my blog as 'the monthly update I do every couple of months' but with each month becoming even more chaotic than the last it has become increasingly difficult to sit down and write! My last monthly update was written in Greece and since then I have travelled through five…