Well, it’s been about seven months since I last wrote a blog. Every time I’ve tried I’ve been more and more overwhelmed with how behind I am that I instead ignore it and get even further behind! So, I’m going to ease myself in with a nice easy one as to where I’m at now, and work my way back through my travels from there.
In the middle of May I finished up my adventure in Australia and jetted back home to Scotland. My visa wasn’t due to expire until August, but my brother was getting married so I cut my trip slightly short as I obviously couldn’t miss that – the wedding was great by the way!
In total I was travelling in Australia for one year and nine months. Its pretty crazy it was that long, time really does fly by. I lived in Cairns, Shepparton, Darwin and Melbourne and many places in between for anywhere from one night to a couple of weeks. The whole country is beautiful and extremely diverse in nature and culture. I encourage anyone thinking about visiting or living there to take the plunge and go for it – you won’t regret it.
People keep asking me why I’ve come back to Scotland, or if I’m going back to Australia. I’ll admit when I initially bought my plane ticket I bought a return flight, sure I’d want to see out the last six weeks of my visa with another epic trip around the country. But in the end, I’d seen and done everything I wanted to do, Australia was going into the cold(ish) winter months and I couldn’t stay at my current workplace without applying for another visa.
I absolutely loved living in Melbourne, and if it wasn’t a 26 hour journey away, I’d live there in a heartbeat. But, Scotland will always be my home, and having familiar faces and places on my doorstep can never be beaten. I think I’ll always see Australia as a second home to me now, and who knows, maybe I’ll be back to live there one day in the near future.
Now, wheres that hypersonic travel at?