Update From The Wild West

Posted on November 9, 2015

Time for an update of my travel through Western Australia, the largest state in the country. Since I’ve travelled down from Darwin to Perth, I’ve driven between 4500 and 5000 km, which is about the same as driving from Brussels to Iran! I’ve seen the ocean and finally swam in it (in the Northern Territory this is not possible), I spotted Southern Right whales and Humpback whales in the wild, I climbed a mountain, celebrated my birthday in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, tasted world class wines, I can’t even count the amount of times that I’ve seen the landscape change, I’ve traveled around in a 4WD, a stationwagon and a van and I’ve decided that I’m not ready to leave this country in the near future. Currently I’m in Perth, one of the most remote cities in the world and I’m gearing up to head back into the outback. Perth is a great city, however I don’t feel like I have explored it to its full potential. Traveling through Australia, one of the necessities is having a car, which I don’t. But if all goes well, that changes in the next few days. I’m on the hunt to buy my very first car! Yes, you read it correctly, I have had my license for 10 years and never had a car of my own. Many Australians will have their minds blown by this statement. Just¬†one of the cultural differences between Europeans and Australians.

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With this precious car I will head out to my very first farm job. Haha, yes another Holy What? moment in my life. As I am traveling here on a Work Holiday Visa I need to perform 88 days of regional or farm work to be able to get my second year visa. That means that this fashion girl will be riding a tractor and helping out with harvest, but as a vegetarian I’ll also be cooking for the farm boys that will most definitely not appreciate a non-meaty dinner. It will be interesting, that’s a given. Unfortunately, going to the outback means going off the grid (again, it’s becoming a bad/wonderful habit). So if you don’t see any new content appear on a regular basis, forgive me, I’ll be out and about.

But back to these lovely (although not the best quality) photos. As I mentioned above, I spent my birthday in one of the most amazing national parks in the world. And, no I’m not exaggerating. Karijini National Park will in all probability blow most people’s socks (or flip flops) off. But more on that later as I have just edited 250 photos of this park and about 122 made the latest selection. ¬†These pictures were taken at the Spider Walk in the Weano Gorge the day after my birthday. What I’m wearing has become one of my standard traveling outfits, which you’ve probably seen pass by on Instagram. A low back top for air circulation, a pair of denim shorts for their durability and my trusty Vans.

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Hat // H&M, find similar here
Top // Hey Pilgrim, find similar here
Shorts // Bandits by One Teaspoon, find similar here
Shoes // Vans, find similar here
Necklace // Lunarsea Designs