Monthly Moments: November

Hi Pals,

Thanks for checking in on my November.

November for me just flew by! I’m still shocked that Halloween came, went and now I’m supposed to be thinking about Christmas. What gives?! I don’t know what I’m doing for the holiday period – but I’m thinking about going away. November was a busy, busy month for me!

Check out my favourite November moments below!
Previous Moments: October or September 

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Penang-in on.

Hello Pals,
Firstly, I wish to apologise for the quality of these photos. I left my camera at home. Luckily, a few photos have been taken from my friend’s camera.
A few years ago while travelling in Japan, I met some people from Singapore who studied in Melbourne. We became friends and thanks to social media – kept in touch. This year I was invited to one of their weddings – in Penang. Seemed like the best excuse to get away so with approval from work, I took some extra days – packed my bag (was weird packing heels) and started mapping out my itinerary.

Read below on some tips for what to do with your time in Penang.
Not really sure on Malaysian customs? Check my Before You Go post!

Before you go: Malaysia

Hello Pals,

Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.

🛂  VISA 
Depending on where you’re from, you may need a visa. Check here.
Majority of countries do not need a tourist visa.
 💉 VACCINES
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
  💬 LANGUAGE
National Language is Malay. Try and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you here.
 💰 CURRENCY
Malaysian ringgit. Code: MYR.
Check your exchange here.

Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Malaysia.

Monthly Moments: October

Hi Pals,

Thanks for checking in on my October.

October is one of my favourite months. This time around it was a bit exhausting but still had brilliant bits. I’ve been planning my next leg overseas (Malaysia) as well as my move overseas starting with a trip to Greece before Canada.  It’s the first month of Spring in Australia, rooftop bars are opening and more doggos are showing up in parks. It also ends with Halloween (a post will be later about that) but right now, here’s what happened in October.

Check out my favourite October moments below!

Melbourne: Your guide to museums

Hi Pals,
Recently I was looking at maps [which I have a habit of doing] and noticed that there are a few museums near my work that I’d never even heard of. It got me thinking, how many museums are in Melbourne?

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Wikipedia listed around 40 museums, Airbnb said 30 but only listed 23 and TripAdvisor lists 64 if you tally them all up. I’m slowly going to them all and adding photos.
I had to remove the Art Galleries/Museums because it was too much – it’ll be in a separate post.

What classifies a Museum?
The International Association of Museums defines it as follows:
A non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of the study, education, and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment. 

So with that, here’s a list of Museums in Melbourne that are worth some time.

Ubud-dah add this to your bucket list.

Hello Pals,

I recently went to Ubud for a friends birthday and ‘u bud-dah believe I loved it!’ (sorry.) Ubud was a fantastic time away; fresh food, lovely people and so many sights around that you understand why people want to come and live here. It’s away from Kuta and the party-feel (do the Shaka m8) so although it’s touristy it’s not your typical Australian southern cross tattoo, bin-tang singlet walk around with buckets of alcohol touristy.

Read below on some tips for what to do with your time in Ubud.

Before You Go: Indonesia

Hello Pals,
Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.
If you’re interested in where I’ve been in Indonesia check out my posts on Ubud or Nusa Penida.

🛂  VISA 
Check here to see if you’ll need a visa.
 💉 VACCINES
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
  💬 LANGUAGE
National Language is Indonesian. Learn common phrases here.
 💰 CURRENCY
Indonesian Rupiah. Code: IDR.
Check your exchange here.

Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Indonesia.

Day Trip: Himeji & Kobe.

Hello Pals,
While my friends were off doing something for the day I decided I’d venture off for a day trip to Himeji and Kobe. It’s quite close from Kyoto with a JR pass and to be honest, I didn’t even plan Himeji until I heard it announced over the speaker and decided to continue to Himeji and go to Kobe on the way back.

Here’s how I spent a day trip in Himeji and Kobe.