Today is just a couple of days from my first real holiday by myself to Melbourne. At 26 you may wonder what I have been doing with my life, to be making this the first trip that I am taking by myself. Well, long story short working. While most of the time I have been working I have been permanent and accrued holiday leave, it is something that I have never taken except for the occasional sick day or time I have needed to do things. Yes, I have taken holidays with family, but this will be the first trip by myself.
So you may be asking, why Melbourne. But really why not. I have been to Sydney when I was much younger. Also late last year I went to Canberra. But have not been to Melbourne, so it was more a random choice than any logical thought out reason, other then it was the first place that came to mind.
Being my first trip away I think that this is going to teach me some valuable lessons, as it already has in the booking of both flights and accommodation. However these I will share soon in some other posts. But also it will help me learn some other valuable lessons for when you are travelling just about anywhere.
Navigating A Foreign City
When you are at home in a city you know sometimes it can be hard enough to find your way around at times. But when you go to a city you have never been to I am sure there will be some challenges in finding my way around. I am fairly confident that it will not cause me too many problems myself. However, you never know so just watch for the tweet “Lost in Melbourne, can anyone help?”
Choosing Just What To Do
I will only be visiting Melbourne for a week, which when you think about it is quite a short time. It often comes down to choosing just what you want to do with your time, and especially in a different city, this can be hard knowing what to do and what not to do. Again another good lesson, maybe not one that you can apply in every city, but at least something to keep with you the next time you visit that city.
Making The Most Of The Time
Just like choosing what you want to do, making the most of the time that you do have is essential, when you have limited time making use of every bit is essential I think, however, I imagine taking some time to rest will be important also.
I am sure that there will be many other lessons I will learn along the way as well, all or at least many of them that I will be hoping to share with you, along with the way. Not just this I will also be looking to share a whole heap of what I am doing and what I am doing along the way, including plenty of photos.
So be watching from the 20th March for updates on location from my trip. As well as for ongoing updates, about future trips, and the experiences I have booking and planning these trips.
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