Throughout my six months in Australia, I tried to film the most impressive views and moments. Obviously, I forgot a ton and you'll see only a tiny bit of everything I experienced but it still gives you a pretty good idea of my trip.
I filmed everything with my iphone in a Lifeproof Nuud case (which I was really happy with by the way) so it isn't the best quality. I am pretty happy with how it turned out though. If you didn't know, I'm back home now and I've watched this video several times each day. I hope you'll like it as well!
April 20, 2015
I didn't want to leave Australia without getting a permanent souvenir and what better than get a typical white girl tattoo?
What? A worldmap with Europe in the middle, since that's the version I grew up with.
Who? I got it at the Foo Dog studio in Cairns, QLD, Australia and it was done by Jake Hall.
Where? My right calf.
Why? I wanted something that represented my love for travelling. Not only my trip to Australia, but everything. I feel like nothing can beat a good old worldmap tattoo. The spot was kind of an in the moment decision but I'm quite happy with it. It's not too big and it's easy to hide (if necessary) as well.
Tell me about your tattoos or if you want to get one!
April 15, 2015
It has been on my bucketlist for quite a while and about a week ago, I finally had the perfect opportunity. I was ready to leave Cairns and start travelling again so what better way to say goodbye than doing something fun and exciting? I asked a friend to join me and got on my way to the AJ Hackett bungeejump site in Cairns.
I had to climb a hell of a lot of stairs and then I had to wait on the platform untill it was my go. I saw two people jumping before me and it seemed so much fun! Even though it was 'only' from 50m, it seems pretty freaking high when you're standing at the edge, ready to jump. I finally made the plunge (actually, I pretty much fell/got pushed off instead of jumped) and it was one of the most exciting feelings ever! The amount of adrenaline you experience is astounding.
Before and after my jump (yes, I got 'dipped' in the water)
I'm really happy I made it happen and I can't wait to do one from a little higher. How amazing would it be to do the highest bungeejump in the world? Right now, the hightest one is the one in Macau which is 233 metres. Would you do it? Have you already done a bungeejump?
April 09, 2015
A few weeks have passed again so it's time for another life in pictures. Again, they take place in Australia and lately I've started travelling again, through some amazing places. What have you been up to the last couple of weeks?
Cairns has the biggest collection of bats I have ever seen. Every tree is practically full of them and every once in a while, you come across a dead one. They're quite handsome creatures actually. | I sent a picture to the Belgian magazine Flair and they published it!
The library in Cairns on a perfect day. | I went to the zoo on top of the casino in Cairns, it's really small but you can basically touch all of the animals or they just come to you theirselves, like this parrot.
Palmtrees everywhere. | A delicious smoothie as lunch.
Another creature from the zoo in Cairns, I could get in for 5 days with my ticket and I went back once. | I miss my own little friend really hard though, he's the cutest of them all.
Every zoo or park has koalas ofcourse, they are so beautiful. | A rainy evening was spent in a car with some friends and Bob Marley made an appearance as well.
Another bat, this one was still a baby. | Twinkly lights on an evening stroll through Cairns.
I did a bungeejump! This was the before and after. | Through the air.
I spent a day in the Daintree rainforest and everything is so pretty. | I went to Cape Tribulation as well, the only place where the rainforest touches the Great Barrier Reef. How amazing does this look?
I can't leave Australia without having cuddled a koala, right? | Some more rainforest.
At one of the gasstations my bus stopped at, I saw this huge kangaroo, called Matilda. | This is by far one of my favorite pictures. It's taken on Fraser Island and it shows off both incredible nature and my new worldmap tattoo.
We discovered Fraser Island in a 4x4 and it was such a cool experience. | We climbed rocks at Indian Head to get to this amazing lookout.
The last part of the climb to Indian Head. | This a picture from Ellen and Mikael in Eli Creek. Such clear water everywhere!
March 28, 2015
I absolutely can't believe that one quarter of 2015 has passed already. Time flies when you're having fun I guess. I've been reading and watching a lot of books and movies again so here I am with another edition of read & watched. If you have any recommendations for good books, let me know! (As usual, the bold ones are my favorites.)
BOOKS I'VE READ
- the Rosie Effect
- the Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
- Under the Never Sky
- Roar and Liv
- Through the Ever Night
- Into the Still Blue
- the Help
- Eleanor & Park
- the Revenge of Seven
- If I Stay
- the Great Gatsby
- Girl Online (I love Zoe Sugg but I have to say this is the worst book I've read in ages)
- the Lightning Thief
- Sea of Monsters
- the Titan's Curse
- Battle of the Labyrinth
MOVIES I'VE SEEN
- Step Up: All In
- X-men: First Class
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow part 1
- the Help
- Jupiter Ascending
- the Theory of Everything
- Fifty Shades of Grey
- the Lightning Thief
- Sea of Monsters
19/52 books: I'm on track! We're only in week 13 so I've build up a nice reserve. It's mainly because I've been reading so many teenage books though. I just can't help it!
13/52 movies: On track as well, but I might fall behind soon. I usually prefer to watch some series instead of a movie. Also, especially here in Australia I don't exactly have a lot of time to watch a lot of movies.