Winter Sewing Plans

Winter is always my prime sewing time – I have over a month off university and when it’s cold and rainy, staying inside to sew is the perfect option. This winter I’ve decided to power through and sew as many things as possible using fabric and patterns I already have. My stash isn’t too crazy…

A Solo Day in the Blue Mountains

One of the easiest day trips you can take from Sydney is to jump on the train to the Blue Mountains. Two hours on the train and you’re there! The mountains are quite peaceful and there are plenty of walking tracks, cafes and other activities to be had. It’s a popular destination for Sydney-siders and…

3 Days in Vienna: Goulash Soup and Life Lessons

My time in Vienna was full of cake, goulash soup, elegant historical buildings and frites & mayo. I spent four nights in Vienna, after arriving in the evening on the shuttle from Cesky Krumlov. Though 3 days in Vienna is definitely doable, if I’m ever back in Europe (fingers crossed) I’ll definitely be visiting again…

Recap: Paris

Note: Recaps are short tidbits from a trip; quick things I loved (or didn’t), food I ate, people I met or my general impression of a place. I love writing about my travels this way, it’s a cute memento and good way for me to remember what I was up to. A lot of people…

Recap: Amsterdam

Note: Recaps are short tidbits from a trip; quick things I loved (or didn’t), food I ate, people I met or my general impression of a place. I love writing about my travels this way, it’s a cute memento and good way for me to remember what I was up to. Amsterdam for me was…

An Ode to Dresden

Ah Dresden. My knowledge of you consisted of a high school history class about WW2, but you were on the way from Berlin to Prague, so I visited. In a word, Dresden was… nice. I know it’s a horribly bland description but Dresden really was a nice place to stop for a few nights. The…

Recap: Budapest

Note: Recaps are short tidbits from a trip; quick things I loved (or didn’t), food I ate, people I met or my general impression of a place. I love writing about my travels this way, it’s a cute memento and good way for me to remember what I was up to. Budapest was the last…

A Very Rainy Tongariro Crossing

You’ve seen the beautiful pictures of the Tongariro Crossing, right? The Emerald Lakes, the mountains in the distance. This is what it’s meant to look like: However, when a friend & I drove down and did the Tongariro Crossing earlier this year in February, it looked like this: Pretty right?? It’s a seven-hour hike and…

A Cesky Krumlov Travel Guide

“It seems Cesky Krumlov is the holiday from people’s holidays,” the hostel owner remarked to me when I told her what a chilled out time I’d had in Cesky Krumlov. It’s definitely true too – things in Cesky Krumlov move a little slower in the best way possible. I spent most of my time strolling…