Hokkaido: An Arctic Asian Experience

Is this really Asia!? In case you were wondering, Asia is not all white beaches, tropical drinks and bikinis. I myself didn’t realize this until just recently, when I landed in the airport in Sapporo, the capital of the northernmost island of Japan – Hokkaido. The island’s name sounds tropical, but it’s far from it. Hokkaido is a beautiful, cold, snow-covered island so close to…

Living It Up in Sydney

You can’t go to Australia without visiting Sydney, people say. As the biggest city in the country, there are countless opportunities and things to explore in and around the city. I spent five beautiful days there and I was never bored! Even though the size of the city is way too big for my liking, I really enjoyed my time there, seeing as Sydney is…

Hiking in the Blue Mountains: The National Pass

Being incredibly intrigued by mountains, fresh air and waterfalls, the Blue Mountains located just 50 km. from the center of Sydney were calling my name from the moment I got to Sydney. After so much time spent in concrete jungles, I knew that I had to go there. Since Naufar had the day off work, he decided to join me and we had a great…

Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

The Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk is one of the most popular coastal walks in Sydney, taking you from the famous Bondi Beach to the more relaxed Coogee Beach. On my third day in Sydney, my Couchsurfing host Naufar and I decided to do the walk. When I came to Sydney, I knew that I needed to see Bondi Beach, as it’s hands-down…

A Hot Day of Exploring in Canberra

On one of my first days in Sydney, I decided to take a bus and head out of the city and go to the capital of Australia, Canberra. Contrary to popular belief, Canberra is in fact the capital. Not Sydney and not Melbourne, but Canberra. A small unknown spot on the map with only 350.000 inhabitants, located midway between the two previously mentioned cities. Whenever I told…

Three Days in Adelaide

When I was planning my month in Australia, I already knew that I wanted to see some of the highlights on the East Coast. I hadn’t thought about the South, but when I rebooked my tickets and gained 10 more days Down Under, I decided to add Adelaide – a city that I knew absolutely nothing about – to the list and stay there for…

A Day Trip to Kangaroo Island

When I first heard about Kangaroo Island, the name itself immediately got me interested and after doing some research, I just knew that I had to go there. I booked a day tour for November 16th with Sealink and had a day full of amazing adventures including wildlife spotting, rock climbing and stunning scenery. I had a choice between day tours, tours with overnight stays…