longgonelaura

Laura LB

Travelling while working around the๐ŸŒ 7 years of nomad life โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŽ’ From ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ lived in ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ“Sydney

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Anyone feeling festive yet? Iโ€™m not ๐Ÿ˜”.โ €โ € โ €โ € Even though this is my fourth โ€œsummer Christmasโ€, going to the beach and having bbqs is not something that I would normally do for Christmas. Iโ€™m not complaining about the good weather but it would really help if Australians made a real effort with Christmas decorations, or had some German markets and fake snow... and perhaps a more festive drink than just champagne. Am I asking too much? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ € โ €โ € Which season do you prefer Christmas? โ„๏ธ ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿโ €โ € โ €โ € โ €โ € โ €โ € #ifisnotcoldisnotxmas #xmasiscoming #summerxmas #australianxmas #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel โ € #expatadventures #australia #tropicalqueensland #cairns #queensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #travelphoto #travelphotography #longgonelaura
Just getting ready for the first of a hundred shots that @chrisdrabble had to take until I was happy with the result, only to use the first photo he took when I wasnโ€™t even ready โ € ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ.โ € โ € โ € Who can relate? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ธ.โ € โ € โ € #boyfriendsofinstagram #100shotsandmore #neverhappywiththeshot #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel โ € #expatadventures #australia #tropicalqueensland #cairns #queensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #travelphoto #travelphotography #longgonelaura
To extend my Working Holiday Visa for one more year in Australia I had to work in a regional area of the country for four months. โ €โ € โ €โ € I decided to do it in North Queensland, even though many travellers had told me to go elsewhere, claiming that โ€œitโ€™s boring, ugly, and there arenโ€™t any jobs.โ€โ €โ € โ €โ € Not gonna lie, the idea of being in an isolated place where many locals arenโ€™t exactly fond of backpackers, where there are more than 10 different animals that could kill you, and where I would be working in a job that I always try to avoid wasnโ€™t appealing at all. โ €โ € โ €โ € But I did it anyway ๐Ÿ˜‚ and guess what? I liked it so much that I cried like a baby when it was time to depart. โ €โ € โ €โ € Yes, there are more narrow-minded people over there than in a big city and there are more crocodiles than cute Kangaroos. However, there are also wonderful people that will help you without a doubt, beautiful scenery, and extraordinary animals thatโ€™ll have you believing youโ€™re in Jurassic Park.โ €โ € โ €โ € Lesson: ALWAYS get out of your comfort zone ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป.โ €โ € .โ €โ € .โ €โ € #travellessons #nomad #nomadlife โ €โ € #expatlife #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel โ €โ € #expatadventures #australia #queensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #travelphoto #travelphotography #longgonelaura
Hi there! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ โ € โ € I have been on and off lately from social media and itโ€™s because my life has been hectic since we left Cairns ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ.โ € โ € We got to discover the Queensland coast, enjoyed the company of our friends in Melbourne, and had a little road trip to NSW. โ € โ € While I have enjoyed every single bit of our trip, Iโ€™m now happy to have a new place to call home, and that place happens to be my dream city, Sydney. Iโ€™m planing to be around for quite a while and discover all the beautiful spots around the coast. โ € โ € So here I go again in a new place with no job, house or friends ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. โ € โ € Am I scared ? Yes. โ € Am I anxious? Yes. โ € Is that gonna stop me? Nope. โ € .โ € .โ € #longonelaura #sydney #newhome #newchapter #newbeginnings #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #thetravellersfemale #wetravelgirls #girlsaroundtheworld
Who said living in a campervan is easy? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿšโ €โ € โ €โ € The amount of time that you need to spend doing everyday chores when you live in a mobile home is unbelievable ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. Iโ€™m not exactly known for my good organisation skills (even though it has always been on my cv ๐Ÿ˜‚) but if you want to live in a campervan you either learn to be good at it or you will end up losing your mind... or in my case, my partnerโ€™s @chrisdrabble .โ €โ € โ €โ € Donโ€™t get my wrong, I still love travelling in a campervan and one of the lessons I have learnt with this experience is to appreciate the everyday โ€œluxuryโ€ that we have when we live in a house. A hot shower, flushing toilet, warm food, and the list goes on... I know I will probably forget to appreciate these things soon but then I will know itโ€™s time to hit the road again. ๐Ÿšโ €โ € โ €โ € What did you learn when travelling in a campervan? ๐Ÿค”โ €โ € โ€ขโ €โ € โ€ขโ €โ € #minimalist #minimalistlife #ontheroad #livinginacampervan #goldenbeach #queensland #straya โ €โ € #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #thetravellersfemale #wetravelgirls #girlsaroundtheworld
Will you ever move back to Spain? โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Are you gonna stay in Australia forever? โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” When will you settle in one place? โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” These are some questions that I get asked more often than I would like ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ. The old me would answer these them confidently but now, after having lived in more than a few countries, I struggle to decide where I will be tomorrow. โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” The feeling of staying in one single place indefinitely makes me feel a little anxious, somehow like being captive. ______________________________________________ Next week weโ€™re off ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿ’‘ to Sydney and Iโ€™m hoping to call it home for a little while. Any suggestions of where to live? I think Tamarama is one of my favourite spots ๐ŸŒŠ. โ€ข โ€ข #longgonelaura #offtosydney #newhome #newchapter #newbeginnings #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #thetravellersfemale #wetravelgirls #girlsaroundtheworld
Looking back at this couple of weeks and wanting to do it all over again. ______________________________________________ I had an amazing time travelling with my better half. Now Iโ€™m back in the big city for a few weeks, is not as green or as warm as North Queensland but beautiful in its on way. ______________________________________________ Even though I have lived in Melbourne for a year I still have many places to discover. Any secret spots that I must check out? ๐Ÿค”. ______________________________________________ โ€ข โ€ข #backtomelbourne #missingqueendland #palmtrees #whitesand #australianparadise #roadtrip #straya #travelaustralia #bingilbay #queensland #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #thetravellersfemale #wetravelgirls #girlsaroundtheworld #longgonelaura
Itโ€™s about time to get on the road again. From today, I will be roadtripping with @chrisdrabble from Cairns to Brisbane! ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ’‘ ______________________________________________ Any suggestions of where to stop? ๐Ÿค”. โ€ข โ€ข #campervan #roadtrip #houseonwheels #travelaustralia #ontheroad #cairnstobrisbane #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #nomadlife #wirednomads #girlstraveldiary #travelphotograpy #travelpicture #picoftheday #travellingtheworld #southeastasia #expatriate #nomadlife #nomadlifestyle #longgonelaura
Making the most of being away from the โ€œbig smokeโ€, today we discovered Kuranda Village and its surroundings. ______________________________________________ If you come to visit Iโ€™d recommend the Skyrail ๐Ÿš ... the views from there are something else ๐Ÿ˜. โ€ข โ€ข #kuranda #kurandatrip #mykindofmonday #outdoors #nomad #nomadlife #expatlife #expat #homeless #homeinabackpack #expatexplore #expatadventures #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #thetravellersfemale #wetravelgirls #girlsaroundtheworld #australia #cairns #esplanade #queensland #tropicalqueensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #travelphoto #travelphotography
โ€œCoffee Cultureโ€ Iโ€™ve always drunk coffee out of necessity: either to stay awake or to warm up in winter. However, I still enjoyed the taste of it while I was in Spain. After living in a small town of England my coffee standard became really low; to me the coffee over there wasnโ€™t the greatest so I always ended up buying it in a big coffee chain like Costa or Starbucks. ______________________________________________ Everything changed when I visited Italy, I fell in love with coffee and found the beauty of a short, creamy espresso. Since then, Iโ€™ve been seeking good coffee wherever I go but it usually ends up in disappointment. ______________________________________________ When I came to Australia I had low expectations of finding something similar to my beloved Italian coffee. But after a short time discovering coffee shops in three different states I was amazed by the unique coffee culture in Australia. I can say confidently that I hadnโ€™t tried a coffee as good as in Italy until Iโ€™d tried one here. Probably because Australia was influenced from a large Italian population or simply because they know the โ€œthe art of making coffeeโ€. ______________________________________________ Where in the ๐ŸŒŽ do you think makes the best coffee? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ. ______________________________________________ @shoplotusandluna @liivevision_spain . โ€ข โ€ข #coffee #coffeelover #australiancoffee #coffeeculture #italiancoffee #bestcoffee #cairns #coffeeshop #coffeetime #nomad #nomadlife #expatlife #expat #expatadventures #australia #cairns #esplanade #queensland #tropicalqueensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #travelphoto
Nowadays, itโ€™s so easy to be hypnotised with social media - a โ€œquick lookโ€ into your feed could turn into two wasteful hours. I am a victim of this myself. Recently, I have been trying to take a break from my phone and immerse myself in different stories. ______________________________________________ When was the last time you read a book? ๐Ÿ“–. โ€ข โ€ข #weneedmorebooks #socialmediavictim #morningreads #osho #oshobook #travelreads #cairns #nomad #nomadlife #expatlife #expat #homeless #espanolesporelmundo #expatriate #expatriates #expatexplore #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #expatadventures #australia #tropicalqueensland #queensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #travelphoto #travelphotography #longgonelaura
Iโ€™ve been in in this beautiful part of the ๐ŸŒŽ for four months. In only a few weeks I go back to the city life...Iโ€™m not sure if Iโ€™m ready for it ๐Ÿ™ˆ. ______________________________________________ Do you prefer to live in the city or close to nature? ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค”. โ€ข โ€ข #nomad #nomadlife #expatlife #expat #homeless #espanolesporelmundo #expatriate #expatriates #expatexplore #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #expatadventures #australia #tropicalqueensland #daintree #rainforest #tropicalrainforest #capetribulation #queensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #wetttopicsrainforest #travelphoto #travelphotography #longgonelaura
Walking around the oldest Tropical Rainforest in the world after having swum in a beautiful secret blue hole made this day beyond special. ______________________________________________ So far, this is my favourite place in Queensland. Whatโ€™s yours? ๐Ÿค”. โ€ข โ€ข #nomad #nomadlife #expatlife #expat #homeless #homeinabackpack #foreverforeign #espanolesporelmundo #expatriate #expatriates #expatexplore #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #expatadventures #australia #tropicalqueensland #daintree #capetribulation #queensland #straya #oz #travelaustralia #wetttopicsrainforest #travelphoto #travelphotography #longgonelaura
Wishing that Tropical Queensland had fewer ๐ŸŠ and clearer water like Koh Phi Phi ๐Ÿ˜”... ______________________________________________ You always want what you donโ€™t have ๐Ÿ˜‚ (or thatโ€™s what they say). ______________________________________________ Where would you rather swim?๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ. โ€ข โ€ข #iwannaswim #butdontwanttodie #takemebacktothailand #phiphiisland #thailand #thaiisland #perfectpic #womentravelers #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #nomadlife #wirednomads #girlstraveldiary #travelphotograpy #travelpicture #picoftheday #travellingtheworld #100places #backpackingthailand #asia #southeastasia #expatriate #nomadlife #nomadlifestyle #whyiwander #longgonelaura
โ€œSee you soonโ€ If youโ€™re a nomad like me, you will have had the opportunity to meet tons of different people during your travels. Itโ€™s incredible how a bunch of strangers easily become your best friends and the best part of your trip. Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad, and saying goodbye is a tough one. ______________________________________________ During my time in the US, I got to live in a hostel for three months. The number of people that I met during this short period could well be equal to what a person who hasn't left home would meet in his whole life. Some of the people I met I only spent a morning with, some just a day, some for a road trip, and some for my whole stay. In my time there, my emotions were like a rollercoaster and it was exhausting riding it. I felt so emotionally drained from saying goodbyes that I didn't feel like meeting new people anymore. ย ______________________________________________ But, inevitably, it happened again when I went travelling solo and I met a bunch of lovely people to whom I had to say, โ€œSee you soon" once more, hoping it would really happen. But I also realised that it was easier to let it go. Of course, I still get a bitter taste when I leave behind people with whom I have shared unforgettable experiences, Iโ€™ve just had to learn to adjust my palate to the bitterness and embrace the richness of having friends all around the planet. โ€ข โ€ข #indonesia #gilitrawangan #giliairbeach #lomboktrip #gilit #snorklingday #boattrip #friendsaroundtheworld #solotrip #solotravel #sola #extrovert #clouds #view #womenwhoexplore #girlsthattravel #nomadlife #wirednomads #girlstraveldiary #travelphotograpy #travelpicture #picoftheday #travellingtheworld #100places #backpackingthailand #asia #southeastasia #expatriate #nomadlife #nomadlifestyle #whyiwander longgonelaura
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