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a life abroad in australia & adventures along the way


September 2021

Learning from experts in the field



Honeymoon 2018 – a brief overview

Where to begin?

We left Brisbane, on 2 September, and flew to Perth, and had 12 hours before our flight from Perth to Johannesburg. We spent a few more hours at a care waiting for the check in counter to open at 9am, before flying to Nairobi, Kenya. Once at Kenya, we were welcomed at Boma Hotel. They covered our room with beautiful roses and rose petals, and wished us a lovely honeymoon.  After all of our travels, we crashed. The next day was spent in the city visiting the Giraffe Centre (next to Giraffe Manor), an elephant orphanage, Karen Blixen coffee plantation, Kabuzi Bead Factory, and Karen Blixen Hotel for lunch.

Initially we had a 6:30pm flight to Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania  -a direct one hour flight. We arrived to Nairobi airport around 4pm, and we told at the check in that our flight was cancelled. We would not fly out until 12:50am. It would not be a direct flight. It will stop over in Zanzibar first. We would wait another 8 or so hours until we board our flight. This was the worst part of the whole trip. Everything that happened onwards, was just a little bumpy, but not the worst, because, this. was. the. worst. part. So overall, everything else would be just another part of the African experience. As they say, TIA (this is Africa).

Over the next 27 days, we had very little internet access during our travels across East Africa and Madagascar. It was a fun filled, full-on adventure! Very dusty, bumpy, and at the same time, serene. Every day I returned to the room, feeling pretty wrecked. It was the best trip. I feel so lucky to have been able to experience this kind of adventure early on in life, with the person I love most.

Favourite moments:

  • elephants in the forrest @ Ngorongoro Crater
  • elephants in Amboseli
  • trekking with the gorillas in Rwanda
  • walking through the spiny forrest to see the lemurs in Madagascar
  • resting oceanside in Manafiafy

Pictures to follow.

L + R | 2017

Halloween 2015

Thanks 2014

Camping @ Mt Mee with DB Team


9 August -10 August 2014

Saturday morning, we went grocery shopping then stopped by Ry’s sister’s place to borrow folding chairs before meeting at CDMC’s place at 10:30am, and LBell and Shep arrived soon after.  We loaded the two cars, and headed north to Mt Mee.

The drive was quite scenic, however we were held up where there was a motor bike and truck accident that occurred.  Once we arrived, it did not take long for us to set up.


Shep and LBell setting up their tent.


DMC & Ry setting up the Taj TentDSC_1035

Girl Guide’s CMC starting a bonfireDSC_1036

Quick progressDSC_1037

Almost ready!

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Now the fun begins!DSC_1065 DSC_1067 DSC_1070

Playing a couple of rounds of Box Head; Box head DMC and Rule MasterDSC_1080

Master chefs preparing brekky to drool for!DSC_1082 DSC_1085

A short walk to see the waterhole -planning our next camping tripDSC_1087 DSC_1090 DSC_1092 DSC_1102 DSC_1107 DSC_1113 DSC_1117



These are a group of wonderful ladies I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing during my time at UQ.  Kate, who has since relocated to South Africa was in town for one night, and here is us getting together and catching up at The Burrow in West End.