Month 2 Travel Reflection

It seems like only a few days ago that I was writing Month 1 Travel Reflection and here I am writing about Month 2! We are currently in Brisbane in Kangaroo Point and we spend a lot of our days in Southbank.
Gap year travel Australia Reflection
In Month 2, we have visited 4 places across 1 country (Australia) and they are Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise & Brisbane.
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Month 2 Highlights:

  • Byron Bay Lighthouse walk at sunset
  • Discovering Southbank, my new favourite place to relax
  • Australia Zoo!
  • Finding a hostel that we actually really like and have been able to settle in without moving rooms all the time
  • Rare fully sunny days in the rainy season spent by the pool or man made beach in Southbank
  • Sunsets at Kangaroo Point

|| Related: Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk ||
Southbank Brisbane beach


Australia Zoo Kangaroo selfie
Month 2 Lowlights:

  • Sunstroke
  • It raining almost everyday we were in Byron apart from about 8 hours.
  • Our roommates in Surfers Paradise!

What I’ve Learned:

  • Time flies but waiting to hear back from jobs over the weekend will make the weekend feel longer!
  • Forgetting suncream for an hour in Australian sun causes sunstroke, even if it’s only 27 degrees!
  • Slowing down the travel & extending in a place that you enjoy really makes a difference and helps you to appreciate it more.
  • There are a lot of farms in Australia!

Southbank Brisbane lagoonBrisbane sign
Next Month:
We were originally going to try & find an apartment/job in Brisbane but we’ve decided to get a head start on our farm work so by next month, hopefully we will start ticking off some of the 88 days regional work to make us eligible for the second year visa.
So…
I love Australia and though the thought of being a farmer freaks me out, I know that it’ll be worth it to be able to stay here for a little while longer. This month has gone really fast so I’m sure before I know it, I’ll be writing the post for Month 3!
Byron bay sunset
|| Related: Month 3 Travel Reflection ||
Bex

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I am a 22 year old teacher from the UK who is currently travelling around Australia on a Working Holiday Visa year.

8 thoughts on “Month 2 Travel Reflection

    Month 1 Travel Reflection – bexcapades

    (March 17, 2018 - 12:09 am)

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    Baffledmum

    (March 17, 2018 - 12:21 am)

    I’m so jealous! We’ve got snow forecast again here in England! Would love some sun! It looks amazing over there… X

      bexcapades

      (March 17, 2018 - 12:26 am)

      I hate snow 😫 it’s really beautiful! South Brisbane is my favourite place in the world right now! X

    purple0

    (March 17, 2018 - 2:41 am)

    Great read
    Strange creatures to share hostel with
    I thought it was a small alligator
    I want to see straw in your mouth like a real farmer lol

      bexcapades

      (March 17, 2018 - 3:05 am)

      Ha! We’ll see, had 3 offers so far & deciding after the weekend!

    Diary of a Spanglish Girl

    (March 18, 2018 - 10:30 pm)

    Good luck with the regional work. I didn’t know you have to work 88 days to get a second visa! It seems to be raining everywhere at the moment — Spain won’t stop raining either!

      bexcapades

      (March 18, 2018 - 11:20 pm)

      Thank you! It’s a necessary requirement so I’m sure it’ll be an experience to say the least! Yes, March weather does seem strange everywhere this year!

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