Category Archives for "Australia"

Feb 09

7 Unusual Things To Do In Australia

By Abi King | Australia

With the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef around, it’s no wonder Oz wins over travellers. However, if you’re looking for more unusual things to do in Australia, take a look at this handy list. They’re all travel-tested, by me, and they’ll all add an extra slice of depth and adventure to […]

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Jun 11

The Great Ocean Walk: To The Lighthouse

By Abi King | Australia

This is the second part of an article on the Great Ocean Road. Read part one here. The Great Ocean Walk I am alone. Beautifully, soft-earth-thumpingly alone. The skies are clear but the path still springs with the rainfall of the last few days.  The fur coats of the koalas still glisten, flecked with rhinestone […]

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Mar 16

7 Cute Photos of Kangaroos

By Abi King | Australia

Well, now. I started off with a clever idea. Then a quizzy idea. Then a photoessay idea. And then in the end I realised that the important thing, the part you all want to see when it comes to my liaisons in the long wet grass that surrounds the Great Ocean Road are the kangaroos. […]

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Feb 23

Cool cafes in Melbourne

By Abi King | Australia

And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss. – J.K. Rowling Melbourne likes to describe itself as the most European of Australian cities, but I’ve never been too sure just what that was supposed to mean. No […]

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Jul 04

Darwin’s Beer Can Regatta

By Abi King | Australia

Spain has the Tomatina, Britain has cheese-rolling and Texas has rodeo. Step forward Australia, with Darwin’s annual Beer Can Regatta… Darwin’s Beer Can Regatta With a name like that, it’s not clear what to expect. Some cans, naturally. Probably some beer. But the regatta part? How do those first two words combine to make a […]

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Feb 19

How To Be A Pro Surfer

By Abi King | Australia

Surfers have a reputation for being cool, laid back and sexy. I’m talking, of course, about the professional ones with their seamless suntans and freshly squeezed physiques rather than, well, the rest of us. Those whose very act of lashing a surfboard to our ankles transforms it from an uber-cool sporting accessory into an oversized, […]

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