That $800 Car Part II

As you probably already know, in January I did a crazy thing: I bought a car for $800. I’d had zero hours sleep, I didn’t get it serviced and I hadn’t the faintest clue about cars. And let’s be honest- the only reason I bought it was because I was too damn tired to seek…

Year Abroad Tips

So it’s already been four months to the day since I lugged my bags to Heathrow and waved goodbye to the surprisingly warm English summer. I then proceeded to spend a grand total of seventeen numbing hours airborne, with a quick layover in the ridiculously shiny airport in Doha. There’s even a gigantic teddy bear…

On Paddy’s Day and Other Festivities

Paddy’s day was a bit of a shambles, ironically. After two jugs and several leprechaun selfies later, we headed home. Although it felt like midnight it was only 4pm, so I headed to bed for a “tactical” nap. Unfortunately, the nap wasn’t so tactical as I woke up both hungover, drunk and more tired. It…

On My Last Few Days of Freedom

The hostel I stayed at in Perth was by far the worst hostel I’ve ever stayed in. And that’s saying a lot, because I stayed in a grand total of thirty four different hostels in Asia. I woke after the first night covered from head to toe in what I can only assume were bed bugs.…

That $800 Car

So I got my first speeding ticket the other day, and the only positive thing that can be drawn from the $190 fine is the fact that I’ve finally come of age. I thought it was rather steep considering I was only going 12kph over the speed limit, but the police here seem to be…