Hello and Welcome to my Blog! My name is Chiera and I am a Scottish travel writer.I have been interested in travel from as young as I can remember. Growing up watching Films and TV shows from all over the world, I found myself dreaming of being anywhere other than home.
Now, that is not to say that I don’t love Scotland. Scotland will always have my heart and be my home, but you know how it is, always thinking the grass the greener. I was OBSESSED with Neighbours and The Sleepover Club when I was a kid. Everything from the Australian accents to seeming always living on beaches just sold me. I wanted that life. That fictional, Australian life. While it took me quite some time, I finally made the move over to Oz in November 2017!
I’m currently here on a working holiday, travelling around and trying to see as much of this beautiful country as I can before my year is up. I intially came over thinking I would do my 3 months farm work, get my second year visa and just stay forever. But as with what normally happens, the reality did not meet my 14 year long expectations. I couldn’t see myself living here long term. The heat alone makes me want to live in the depths of wintery Serbia! However, while I’m here I may as well enjoy myself and see all that I can see, right?
Why Did I Start Blogging?
I have always been the type to keep a diary. When I started travelling properly (i.e. no longer just family holidays) I started a Travel Journal. I would write in it every night on each trip so I could read back and remember all the little things about the days you would normally forget in time. Then I discovered blogs. At first, it was just so I could have my travel journal and pictures all in the one place and have it look all pretty. But once I found the online travel blog community I took a deep dive. It became more than a hobby. I would work on my blog every day and sit on facebook groups and twitter, talking to other travellers, feeling so inspired by them all.
Now I don’t know what I would do without a blog. I feel like I would forget all my travels if I didn’t blog about them. How would the internet survive without me?! No, but really. Blogging has definitely changed how I travel. It has made me more confident and more adventurous. I mean, I went to China last year! CHINA! I never would hahave thought I would go somewhere that far away.
What’s Next for Me?
As I’m writing this I am five months into my working holiday, getting ready to leave for Sydney in a couple of days. The rough plan is to stay in Sydey for a month then move of to Queensland to find work and do all the cool, adventure stuff (Scuba diving, Sky Diving etc), onto Alice Springs then end the year in Perth.
After Australia, I don’t want to go home right away, so I’m planning to travel up through Asia for 4-5 months and fly home from Japan! A bit adveturous given I have no idea how much money I will have left wne I leave Oz. But that is the plan for now!
Well there you have it. That’s me in a nutshell. Check out the blog and come say Hi 😀