Category: Adventures in Australia

The Top 10 Random Moments From my Time in Australia

After 3 long amazing years in Australia, I cannot believe this day has officially come. Hot Mess is moving back home to California :/ I know I know, I can’t believe I am saying it either! But today I would Read More

72 Hours of Bouncing Around Brisbane

Oohhhhh Brissie, Brisneyland or even Brisvegas. Brisbane, Queensland has so many names you would have to think it’d be pretty dope, right? Well, I guess not according to EVERYONE. I was the only one who thought a weekend away in Brisvegas Read More

It was Winter in Sydney Again!?! Let’s Sum it Up!

Winter time in Sydney… Yes, it is a thing! And I just survived my second one (Phew). Minus crazy rain that made me sleep overnight at my office and the purchase of a heated blanket that went very very sour… These are Read More

Highlights of my First Aussie Summer: Concerts, Boys, Boats, Beaches.. oh My!

Awww summertime in Australia…  where bright blue skies, beautiful beaches, and tan bodies all live together in hot humid harmony. Australia is just as angelic during summertime as one might imagine, making it one of the best places to spend this time of Read More

The Holidays: Christmas in Fiji & Wrapping up 2014

Christmas away from home..  My insides scream NO. NO. NO. NO. NO!!! When it comes to the holidays, I have always spent every year, all 23 years of my life (+6),  where I should be – at home with my family. Read More

Thanksgiving Abroad, Stereosonic Music Festival, and the Worlds Largest Train Speed Date

Thanksgiving? Oktoberfest? Christmas? Whatever it was, it was Abroad Anyone from America knows Thanksgiving and knows it well.  Anyone from Australia knows of  Thanksgiving and well… just doesn’t give a shit? Luckily for me, Thanksgiving fell on my works Oktoberfest/Christmas Read More

The Blue Mountains, Melbourne Cup Day, and Life Back in Bondi Beach

The Blue Blue Mountains After months of procrastination to check out the lovely mountains that are home to my new home, Sydney, I booked a day tour with some friends and was finally ready to mark another thing off my Read More

Making Friends Living Abroad: The Problems, The Struggles, and my (Attempted) Solutions

Welllll Hellloooo 6 months of living in Australia!!  Just saying that out loud doesn’t seem correct, where has the time gone? No, seriously, how has it been 6 months already? I swear it was just yesterday  I was  in my moms house awaiting Read More

48 Hours in the Gold Coast

What happens when you put a girl from southern California into weeks of non-stop rain, on her last weekend break from school, and dealing with a stressful job?  A spontaneous, last minute, and a very EXPENSE trip to the Gold Read More

My Birthday Abroad- Cruising the Sydney Harbor with a Christian Stripper

It recently was my birthday. You know, that day most people do not like celebrating after a certain age. I am getting old and I know it. I JUST know it!!!!!  I naturally feel much older? More Mature?  Ehh..That might be pushing Read More

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