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Published: August 21st 2010
So as the title states, I had the urge to blog as we haven't in a while. Truth is we haven't been up to much, well nothing that's worth posting, but I will update you on what we've been up to.
As you already know Liam has a job so he's been working there, but he has only been given 3 shifts a week which is a bit disappointing, although on the upside he get's paid extra for working saturday and sunday which he does quite often so that make's up for the lack of shifts. I had a job then quit after a week, wasn't right for me so I've searched for jobs, have a few interviews lined up we'll see how they go.
We've managed to save $2000 for our travels so far and that's not including our flight from Cairns to Melbourne that we've already paid for that was $240 for the both of us, we're on track for reaching our target but we'de always like more money - wouldn't everyone!
Whilst saving money we haven't done much so research for our travelling has been a nightly activity, we've managed to find some good hostels
Our lovely dinner we made
Chicken wrapped in bacon, garlic, green beans and cheesy mash! We're chefs in the making!
to stay in ranging from $50-$60 a night for a double room which is pretty cheap and some of them give you free dinners, so we're definitely going to stay in those hostels lol!
We've also been thinking about what we want to do in these places when we get there, in Byron Bay we plan to do sea kayaking which is self explanatory - you get to see dolphins up close I can't wait! A 4x4 self drive in Fraser Island is another main thing we REALLY want to do, it's where you get a 4x4 car, get put into a group of 7/8 of you and go exploring around the island and camp! This will be an experience for me as I have never camped before. The island looks beautiful from the photos we have seen and all the other travelblogs we have read say it was the best part of their travelling! Although the prices are pretty expensive we are sure it'll be worth it! Cairns is also looking to be full of activities we want to do white water rafting, a rainforest/waterfall trek and travel to Green Island where you can swim with sea turtles
and tropical fish! We're slowly realising that there is SO much to do in all of these places, the above are only a few examples, but everything costs money and usually a lot of money so we are going to have to weigh up what things we want to do the most and what sights we want to see the most. If only we were rich!
On top of that my birthday is coming up soon, we wanted to go away but we thought about it and would rather save our money for the 5 weeks travelling at the end. I have a few ideas but we are thinking of going to Melbourne to the theatre to see Hairspray and going out for dinner, but that's just an idea. Liam's lost as to what to buy me, although I have seen a Pandora bracelet that looks nice, the one's where you add the charms and conveniently there is a Pandora shop right round the corner woo!! I feel like I haven't been shopping in ages, I know we can't afford it really, so I'm stopping myself from even going into the shops as I know I will spend money
just like my sister would lol Rachel's worse than me thou! Plus we aren't allowed to go over our weight allowance on the way home, that's going to be a struggle may have to throw a few things away, otherwise it costs $80 per kilo if you go over the suitcase allowance which is ridiculous!
Tonight we are going to a house party, my friend from uni Charlotte she also came over here for exchange, it's one of her house mates birthday's so that should be good, I'm just waiting for Liam to get home from work and then I can get ready.
I'm going to upload a couple of random photos that we've taken, usually out of boredom oh and also there's one of a Possum that we saw in a local park they are kinda cute but ugly - they look like big rats! Anyway speak soon, hopefully we'll take a trip to Melbourne next week if the weather brightens up, it's currently raining and windy here not what I imagined Australia to be like but hey fingers crossed it gets better! Til next time xxx
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