Sydney

From Melbourne we cruised up the coast through Wollongong and Sydney. We did the whole trip by train, which was scenic and relaxing. Wollongong is a beach college town reminiscient of my alma mater Santa Cruz.

We couchsurfed with some students there which was nice – family style meals every night. We went out dancing and even learned some acro yoga one early morning by the beach!

Sydney was special because we got to stay with my cousin’s friend Karen in her spiffy apartment at Bondi Junction. We had a few pleasant days exploring the waterfront, Botanic Gardens, and Opera House.

Volunteering Abroad

Hi readers,

I recently wrote a story about volunteering abroad, and it’s now the featured story on StartBackpacking.com! To read it click the link below:

http://www.startbackpacking.com/travel/travel-organic-farm-work-wwoof/

Also, I updated my “volunteering” page with lots of photos. You can click here to find it, or find it under the ‘advice’ column up top.

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Bonus photo: some happy farm animals near Riverton, New Zealand.

Tasmania: West Coast

After our east coast adventure, we went back to Hobart to pick up a car to relocate to Melbourne. It’s a deal that gives cheap or free rentals to people who are willing to drive cars to certain locations. If you want to do a car relocation, check out my travel advice page.