Ants in the Pants: Why I Would Move to Australia in a Heartbeat


Lovely people of the internet,

after finishing secondary school in September 2006 I flew to Australia for 9 month. What was meant to be an au-pair stay, turned into the adventure of a lifetime! I was 20 at the time and needed to find my place in the world, needed to figure out what I wanted to do, if I wanted to study, and if so what. Australia was my safe place, my escape from reality. Not knowing what to expect, I booked my ticket impulsively and left for Sydney a week after, by myself. The furthest I’ve gone by the time was to Spain, with my grandparents and to Croatia with friends for 2 weeks. Luckily, on my second day, I met what is to this day my best friend. I was meant to stay in Sydney and work for at least 5 month, but when she asked me if I’d wanted to travel to Melbourne with her, YES seemed to be the perfect answer. So I ditched my plans for money, accommodation, safety and left for the unknown. Everything was a haze of parties, fun, meeting great people, beautiful locations, enjoying ourselves. (more…)