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My journey Down Under started when I was 18, fresh out of school on a gap year. While backpacking my way around Australia, I was blown away by the country’s size, space, natural beauty, diversity, friendly people and easygoing lifestyle. So much so that I emigrated to Australia a few years later!

I spent four years in the Northern Territory where I learnt to understand the true essence of Australia. I was a tour guide in the Red Centre making sure that visitors had the time of their lives while visiting Aussie icons such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta, King’s Canyon and hearing the magical stories of the Dreamtime. I also lived in Darwin from where I explored much of the tropical Top End.

"I lived in Australia for 10 years and am proud to be able to call myself an Aussie."

Lisette, Content Marketer

My journey continued into beautiful Queensland where I lived on the Gold Coast and Townsville, followed by a final two-year stint in Perth, the most isolated city in the world. But having lived there with a young family, I can say from experience that it is also one of the most liveable.

Having made countless inspiring journeys all over this magnificent continent and lived among the locals for many years, I can call Australia my second home. Writing about it every day for TravelEssence helps me relive many happy memories and hopefully inspires you to go and create your own memories in Australia. At first, it will leave you speechless, then turn you into a storyteller!

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