Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvesting in Moriarty, Australia

            If you’re reading this and you’ve heard of Moriarty, it’s probably because you’ve been there. If you haven’t been there, I can’t think of any reason why you’d have heard of Moriarty. It sounds like an artistic graveyard. It was for the remains of thousands of broccoli plants that Read more about Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvesting in Moriarty, Australia[…]

Jonny Blair weeding a cabbage paddock in Bishopsbourne

Working Wednesdays: Cabbage Weeding in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania, Australia

Today’s Working Wednesdays takes us cabbage weeding in Bishopsbourne in Tasmania. How I ended up in this job, I will probably never know. But I enjoyed it for all it was worth. Which incidentally was a massive $19 Australian Dollars an hour. Well worth it. If you’re thinking of doing this type of work, it’s Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cabbage Weeding in Bishopsbourne, Tasmania, Australia[…]

Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvesting at Squeaking Point, Tasmania, Australia

  Ah the joys of farming and the obscurity of place names. A phone call one night from my boss Hayley went something like this “Jonny, can you be at Squeaking Point for 7 am tomorrow to cut cauliflower?”. Of course my answer was “Yes” but I was also hazarding a “where the hell is Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvesting at Squeaking Point, Tasmania, Australia[…]

backpacking in antarctica

How to Backpack Your Way to Antarctica!

Backpacking your way to Antarctica?? Are you serious? Yes! Antarctica is without doubt the most amazing place I have travelled to, to date. It really is like another world and anyone who has been there will agree with me. It’s a white continent of superlatives, it’s magical! But can you do it on a backpacker Read more about How to Backpack Your Way to Antarctica![…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Wallaby Bolognaise in Tasmania, Australia

  While living in Tasmania I ended up staying for a while at Tasman Backpackers in Devonport – basically a live in, working hostel for travellers and workers on the nearby farms. Once a month we did a communal food night which meant that over 50 people that lived in the massive complex (a former Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Wallaby Bolognaise in Tasmania, Australia[…]

Planting Pyrethrum in Tasmania Australia 2010

Working Wednesdays: Planting Pyrethrum

Every Wednesday I bring you a random working Wednesday from my travels. This one ranks as probably the most bizarre job I’ve had to date. Considering the fact that I didn’t even know what on earth pyrethrum was when I started the job makes it even funnier. And unless all of you reading are liars Read more about Working Wednesdays: Planting Pyrethrum[…]

5 Amazing Tranquil Islands!

I was thinking about all the islands I’ve visited and trying to narrow it down to the best ones, but I just couldn’t so I’ll compile a few different lists to sum them up in categories. First of all these are my 5 top tranquil islands. Places you can get away to for relaxing, with Read more about 5 Amazing Tranquil Islands![…]

Getting a second Australia working holiday visa

The Day I…Did A Shit In A Broccoli Field!!

With travelling comes strange and amusing stories. This one, though slightly disgusting just highlights the amusement you can look back on, and in this case laugh at myself a couple of years down the line. Did I really shit myself in a broccoli field? Yes! I ended up doing extensive broccoli farming for about 3 Read more about The Day I…Did A Shit In A Broccoli Field!![…]

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