Hungry Jack’s is Burger King?!

I had zero idea that Hungry Jack’s in Australia was in fact Burger King, they just couldn’t call it that as the name was already taken by a business in Adelaide. I thought it was just trying too hard to be Burger King. 

I’ve also developed a mild addiction to their Peri Peri Tendercrisps, not good for my dietary plans leading up to the summer…


The thirty minute work break

I am very fortunate to say I have found employment shortly after landing in Sydney. Not everyone does but because I have have years of hospitality experience, I had a couple interviews in my first few days and one place offered me work the following week. 

If I am to be realistic about my travels, I have to sacrifice some free time for a wage. One thing I dislike about hospitality is the thirty minute break.

I’m blogging whilst on it actually. I’ve found a nearby food mall and I’m trying to balance eating and blogging. By the time I leave the workplace, I’ve lost two minutes. By the time I reach the nearest place to sit and eat, I only have 25 minutes left. Well, not really as I have to take into account the five minute walk back so I have 20 minutes to chill. Take into account the queue and ordering process it might take 5 minutes to get my food, I have 15 minutes max to rush my food. I’m more grateful for employment, of course.

Ironically, my break is the busiest time of day, the only part the shift many people don’t get paid for. 

Isn’t life strange?!

The best view from a zoo

A giraffe eats dinner whilst overlooking the Sydney skyline.

Seeing a giraffe is always an awesome experience. Add the Sydney skyline to that and there really isn’t many better sights anywhere.

This was my view when I took the ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo. The ferry ride is always a fun one, the journey a very short one.

Getting up to the zoo is great. A cable car ride can be taken (one way or a return journey) with some even greater views high above the ground below.

This was a very rushed and fairly last minute look around the zoo, so apologies for the lack of content this time around. If I am back here again I will be sure to take much more time. I always prefer to see animals in the wild however, and this is my aim. Hopefully I find some great photo opportunities in the next twelve months with this in mind!

Just because you aren’t seen doesn’t mean you aren’t doing great

I love looking from my current location toward the city centre. The huge skyscrapers huddled together in a space 1cm across. In that space are what, tens of thousands of people? Hundreds of thousands? 

Each pixel will possess hundreds of unique stories. The people in there doing fantastic or inspirational things with fascinating life stories. But from here, what makes one pixel different to the last? Nothing. It all blends into one as if those stories aren’t there.

Do you wish your blog was viewed more? More likes and interaction? More people appreciating the hard work and effort put in and the incredible stories you have to share? Those people are out there, they just can’t appreciate it if you are out of view. 

Imagine this skyline at night with all the lights turned off. Every blog post turns a light on in your building, one by one. Eventually that building will be seen for miles and miles and will get heads turning. It may become the most noticeable building out there. That’s a bit like blogging in my opinion. Keep posting and keep switching those lights on, sooner or later your audience will have little reason to look anywhere other than your way. 

Keep blogging!