As lovely as the past 11 weeks have been living in the remote Kimberley and working in the Outback, I’m very ready to return to civilization. These 3 months have allowed me to immerse myself in nature, catch up on writing and editing, and save up money so I can continue to pay for student loans while traveling.
A day that starts off with me losing my phone (yes, again) and ends with me being stranded for several hours waiting for my ride looks from most angles to be a crap sandwich.
I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of living in two of the most fantastic cities in the world: New York and Sydney. While the fast paced, cut throat NYC lifestyle contrasts sharply with the casual beach bum mantra of Sydney, I found myself drawn to certain things that both cities do super well: coffee (NYC / SYD), street art (NYC / SYD), and city views.
It’s been two months now since I began working at El Questro Wilderness Park in the Kimberley. Other than the fact that it was in the Australian Outback and likely rife with myriad outdoor adventures, I knew almost nothing about this place before accepting the job offer.
Have you ever visited somewhere kind of offbeat and completely awesome on your travels that you never would have known about had it not been for a tip you were given by a local or fellow traveler?
With my time in Sydney drawing to a close at the end of March earlier this year, I was tirelessly debating between two possible next steps: head to Perth for Blazing Swan (Aussie’s version of Burning Man), or fly to Melbourne for free to help my Sydney HelpX host work her expo booth and head west from there.