Moving Melbourne

Melbourne is one of my favourite cities, I’m obviously biased because I also call it my home (for right now.) I’ve lived in Melbourne since 2010, and I love when people are in town so you’re are able to show them things you normally miss out on! Here’s what I recently did on a day out!

 

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Picking Podcasts

Hi Pals,

I’ve recently started getting into Podcasts more and more. I do like Audiobooks – in fact, that’s why I have a monthly subscription to SCRIBD (think Netflix but for books. That link will get you two months reading free!)

I feel I can commit to 4-5 hours of a podcast, but not an Audiobook. I guess it’s the ability to focus in and out. Like how I can binge 6 hours of Brooklyn 99 on Netflix, but not commit to a 1-2-hour movie.

Here’s a list of podcasts that I recommend getting you through that next 45-minute doctors wait, while you’re waiting for a friend or the next trip you’re taking – whether it be a night bus or long layover at the airport.

Not all of them I liked, which I’ll elaborate on – and some I loved. Be aware, Sub Category is just the term I’ve put in to shorten “what I believe it’s all about a sub category” not what it might be.

Podcasts can be listened to on Apple Podcasts, Google Play and Spotify. All links (no affiliates) take you to their main website.

C’mon Cusco

Hi Pals, let’s talk Cusco.

Set up in the mountains of Peru, with its pre-Columbian architecture, cobbled streets and Spanish Colonial structures, it’s no wonder that Cusco is called one of Peru’s – if not South America’s most beautiful cities. Although majority come here for Machu Picchu, which is understandable – Cusco in itself deserves a lot of love too.

Around Arequipa.

Hiya Pals,

When you ask people their favourite place in Peru, you’ll often get Cusco. For me, Arequipa holds that place. Those who follow the “Gringo Trail” of Peru, Arequipa is typically the second city for tourists. Its rich architecture, wonderful history and the fact it’s surrounded by three volcanos make it one of those places I could see myself accidentally staying there for 2-3 weeks, if not longer.

Buggin Out in Huacachina

Hi Pals,

If you know anything about Huacachina, you’ll think sand dunes. Sand dunes after sand dunes after sand dunes. Originally, Peruvians believed that the waters had healing powers and would use the waters to heal their bodies. These days, it’s mostly for tourists to go and sand buggy. If you’ve got the time, I do recommend it.

Leaving Lima

Hi Pals,

I’d like to talk about Lima. I mean, it is Peru’s Capital City, and it’s also one of the main cities people start their trip in. It’s a city you need to learn to love, a lot like Nicolas Cage films actually. It’s also one that has different districts and reputations depending on what stories you hear, people you meet. Leaving Lima, you’re also able to stop in at a lot of nice little places as well along the way to either Cusco/Arequipa.

 

 

ROAD TRIP

Hi Pals, I’ve been frequenting Canberra for a while now seeing as a few of good friends live up there. I kind of want to move to Canberra – the people are friendly, coffee is good and there is a hella good all vegan cafe called ‘Sweet Bones‘ up there too. The last time I was there was for Nika’s birthday and Chola’s art show. We figured, we all had some spare time so why not make it a road trip back to Melbourne.

Dog on the Tuckerbox, Gundagai || Birthday Selfie

Animal City

Hi Pals,

Let’s talk animal cities in Japan. The two most popular would be Nara and Okunoshima (Bunny Island.)  However for those wanting to see what other places you can venture off too, click here.

I’m all for seeing animals if it’s for conservation or it’s a sanctuary. Animal Cafe’s are pretty popular in Tokyo, however they’re also pretty well known for being money making over animal welfare. If you must see a café – take a look at listed ones that are recommended here.

Otherwise, go to where the animals are wild and can walk around freely such as Nara and Okunoshima!