Australia, Northern Territory

The very first trip

June 27, 2012

The Ghan at Adelaide Station

While getting ready for my upcoming trip to the Northern Territory, I’ve been looking over my photos from the first time I travelled up to Darwin. My four best friends and I spent several days on a train from Sydney and it was my first experience of long-distance rail travel (and definitely not my last).

Only just 20 years old, it was well before I started travelling properly. It was my Very First Backpacking Trip, and afterwards it would be another six months before I left Australia for the very first time.

It feels like a lifetime ago.

I think I even look like a different person…a dorky, gawky, awkward person! I was yet to find my travel style, I had no idea how to use a DSLR camera (or what a DSLR camera even was), I had to borrow my boyfriend’s backpack and I had no idea of the shape of things to come…but it would plant a seed that eventually became my trip around the world.

Since that trip, I’ve spent nearly ten years of my life obsessing over being in motion, over travelling. So am I excited to be returning to where it all started?

You betcha!

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Disclaimer: My upcoming trip to the Northern Territory is being supported by Tourism Northern Territory and Canon Australia. All views are my own. 

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