8/26: See the World’s Smallest Penguins – Fairy Penguins!

Earlier this month I left Melbourne for the first time since arriving here to go on an awesome road trip to Phillip Island to see the smallest (and probably most cutest) penguins in the world – Fairy Penguins! Or the ‘Little Penguin’ as it is now called,  is the smallest of the world’s 17 penguinContinue reading “8/26: See the World’s Smallest Penguins – Fairy Penguins!”

7/26 New Things Challenge: Drink a Pickleback

The other day I had my first Pickleback at swanky cocktail bar Lily Black’s , in Melbourne’s CBD, 12 Meyers Pl. Now you may be wondering what a Pickleback actually is. For an accurate description I copied down two definitions which I sourced on the very reputable and accurate website urbandictionary.com. Now guess which one isContinue reading “7/26 New Things Challenge: Drink a Pickleback”

6/26 New Things Challenge: Visit Melbourne’s loo with a view

As far as toilet experiences go, my encounters with loos this year whilst travelling S.E Asia have been pretty horrific . One that sticks in mind was the sleeper train toilet in Thailand which wasn’t so much a toilet but rather a hole that dropped down onto the tracks surrounded by some footholds. This madeContinue reading “6/26 New Things Challenge: Visit Melbourne’s loo with a view”

5/26 New Things Challenge: Cook a new dish

Yesterday I learnt two things: 1)How to cook Paella and 2) How to pronounce Paella. Paella which I have been pronouncing ‘Pie-ella,’ is in fact pronounced ‘Pie-ai-a!’ Who knew?! Well my housemate Felix, who spent a lot of time in South America did. One of my 26 challenges is going to be to get a SpanishContinue reading “5/26 New Things Challenge: Cook a new dish”

4/26 New Things Challenge: Watch an AFL Grand Final!

I have been so used to seeing Aussie rules football everywhere that now when people ask me ‘do you follow the footy?’ I automatically assume they are talking about Aussie Rules Football, and not as I now call it ‘soccer’. Yep I now refer to ‘football, football’ as soccer, I’ve been converted. The thing isContinue reading “4/26 New Things Challenge: Watch an AFL Grand Final!”

3/26 New Things Challenge: Drink a whole bucket of Slurpee!

One of the best things in  Australia are 7Elevens and THE BEST thing about 7Elevens are slurpees! Now normally slurpees look and come like this… But on a VERY special day they can come like this! This special day is Bring Your Own Cup Day! On September 22nd, 7Elevens allow customers to bring and fill upContinue reading “3/26 New Things Challenge: Drink a whole bucket of Slurpee!”

2/26 New Things Challenge – Playing soccer in a giant inflatable bubble

That’s right, playing soccer inside a giant inflatable bubble is a thing. In fact it’s aptly named ‘Bubble Soccer.’ Its sounds odd but I actually quite like doing a sporting activity after a night out when I have a bit of hangover. Scratch that, I don’t like doing that BUT I always feel better afterContinue reading “2/26 New Things Challenge – Playing soccer in a giant inflatable bubble”

1/26 New Things Challenge: Speed Mating & Souvlaki

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of speed dating but I am not sure I would ever do it. Speed mating on the other hand sounds like fun, and being a ‘new thing’ perfect for my 26 New Things To Do in 26 Days Before I turn 26 aka 26in26b426 (see what I didContinue reading “1/26 New Things Challenge: Speed Mating & Souvlaki”

26 New Things in the month before I turn 26

Next month I turn 26…. Crap. I’ve had a lot of new experiences this year – I’ve washed an elephant, I’ve driven a moped, I’ve eaten a cricket, I beat a Vietnamese man at pool, I lost to a Vietnamese man who definitely cheated at pool. It certainly has been an eventful year. But nowContinue reading “26 New Things in the month before I turn 26”