brisbane: an early retirement

My “brief trip to Australia for the holidays” turned into a month-long visit. I managed to spend an entire month in Brisbane. “Brisbane is shit,” my friend from Sydney says. Even Dorothy, who lives in Brisbane, asked what in the world am I going to do here for a month? Don’t I want to do… Continue reading brisbane: an early retirement

sydney + brisbane

well, my adidas were a HIT. it was a monday night. i casually stumbled upon (after extensive research) this super trendy cocktail bar (the bar is literally called “this must be the place”) wearing my REI pack, sweaty tank, and—dare i even mention it—leggings. luckily there were only two other people in the place (the… Continue reading sydney + brisbane

melbourne + pathetic, first-world thoughts

this is the second time since i’ve left the US that i’ve experienced a low point (level 3 on the 1-10 mental breakdown scale). the first time was the day that i lost my phone. i left it sitting on an incredibly camouflaging gatepost at the birdwatchers’ farm. i wasn’t able to go back to… Continue reading melbourne + pathetic, first-world thoughts

the gould league bird study camp club

foreword: i apologize for the lack of capitalization, but i have as much time as it takes for dorothy to buy some chicken, strawberries, kiwis, and bread, so here goes. well, i’m here. in the middle of nowhere. there is no life for 50km. nothing but flat, which is a generous way to describe this land.… Continue reading the gould league bird study camp club