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Kiss Me I’m Irish
March 21, 2014
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Kiss Me I’m Irish

I think there are quite possibly more Irish people in Melbourne than Australians or maybe it’s because I spent the whole weekend in a house full of “off the boat Irish”. Needless to say we had a ton’o fun since it was St. Patty’s day weekend. Those Irish really know how to celebrate their National […]

Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road!
March 21, 2014
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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road!

Next stop on the list was the funky, artsy, hipster town of Melbourne . I had heard mixed feelings about this city but when I heard that it was known for it’s coffee I booked my flight instantly. Remember, the Irish girl named Fiona that I met in New Zealand that told me all about […]

Sydney Beaches
March 20, 2014
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Sydney Beaches

Two days of Australian sun has given me the equivalent to an end-of-summer August tan. The sun here is really strong (don’t worry mom I’ve been applying sun-screen because I know you will ask the next time we speak)! I spent a morning at the famous Bondi Beach catching some rays, listening to some tunes […]

Sensational Sydney
March 20, 2014
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Sensational Sydney

I arrived to Sydney and it was hot and sunny, just what the doctor ordered! I was only there for two and a half days so after I checked into my hostel I was on a mission to see the town. The downtown area of Sydney reminded me of Chicago, it was clean, right on […]

March 20, 2014
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After 4 days of being stuck inside my hostel as it rained, it was finally time to leave Airlie Beach. The day before I left I made arrangements for a taxi to the airport. There are 2 airports near Airlie Beach and I realized when I looked at my itinerary that I happened to be flying out of the one that was located on an island.The problem with that? As of that morning, the harbor was STILL shut down due to cyclones and weather. When they told me that I may not get out because there was no way of physically getting to the airport, I wanted to scream! “Oh I was leaving Airlie Beach come hell or high-water even if that meant walking to Sydney!”

The following morning it was still raining but the harbor opened back up and I was never so happy to get the heck out of there. One thing that I was excited about is that I was actually getting to go on boat in the Whitsundays, albeit just to the airport! My cousin Mariska recently told me that whenever you find yourself in a situation that isn’t ideal it’s important to find the silver lining, no matter how small that may be. Well………I found a huge silver lining about this entire Airlie beach situation on my boat ride to Hamilton Island airport.

When we boarded, the captain told us that it was going to be a very rocky ride since the storms were just finishing up and that for some it would be a joy ride and for others…..well, not so much. About 30 minutes into the ride, it was getting pretty wild and crazy on the water and all of the sudden I saw a worker walking around with puke bags. For the love of Pete! Was this really happening again? Within minutes I saw women, children and grown men running or being escorted to the back of the boat because they were sea sick. Music turned up and ears plugged staring out the window I got to thinking how I am really not good with this whole seasick thing. Even though I was disappointed that my Whitsundays boat cruise was cancelled, I’m thinking that it was a blessing in disguise; because if I was on a boat for 3 days and 2 nights with people puking left and right I would’ve thrown myself overboard!

Airlie Beach Blues
March 9, 2014
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Airlie Beach Blues

While I was in New Zealand many people told me that I had to go to the Whitsundays in Australia. Every person I talked to said it was their favorite place in all of Oz. So after much contemplation, re-working my trip, chucking an already bought plane ticket, cutting off days in Cairns and Sydney […]