A week before Christmas, Dan and I headed out to Melbourne Zoo on the weekend. Much to my surprise, it was Dan's idea 🙂 I can count the amount of times I've been to a zoo on one hand, and the last zoo I was in was the Calgary Zoo (or Edmonton? - I can't … Continue reading Date Day at Melbourne Zoo
Christmas Eve 2018 Being the newbie at work, I was the one who had to stay during the holidays and sure, I have no family or friends to spend the holidays with so I do make the perfect candidate for coming into work but it was sooooo dead. It sucks even more that I'm new … Continue reading Merry Christmas + Happy New Year!
Yesterday, Dan and I went to the Old Melbourne Gaol for date day. For those like me, I didn't know "gaol" was an alternative spelling to "jail" and pronounced it as "gah-ol" until Dan corrected me, lol. Honestly, I've never seen jail spelled like that before! Prior to visiting the jail, we stopped by the Queen … Continue reading A Date in the Old Melbourne Gaol
I can't believe it's been a month since I moved out to Melbourne! Honestly, this time of the year usually flies by for me but November felt like the longest month of the year. A few days ago, someone asked if it feels like I'm on vacation because time moved so slowly in November and I stumped … Continue reading 1 Month in Melbourne
I can't believe it's been two weeks since we've arrived in Melbourne... if I'm being honest, it seriously feels like we've been here for a month or two already. Here's the lowdown on the past two weeks... Arriving in Melbourne Remember that nice hot pot dinner we had two days before leaving town? Well, unfortunately, … Continue reading Expat Life: 2 Weeks into Melbourne
Towards the end of October, things got busy. In the month of October, every weekend was filled with social events, and the days leading up to the departure date was packed as well. I was getting stressed out with packing and cleaning the entire home; paranoid that I was missing some important document or the … Continue reading Leaving Vancouver
Obtaining a working holiday visa and moving abroad is expensive. For us to move to Australia, it'd cost us about $5,500 AUD which is more or less the same converted to Canadian currencies. The $500-and-something is for the visa application alone. The $5,000 AUD is what the Australian government requires all holiday visa holders to … Continue reading What We’re Doing to Save for Australia