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Melbourne Hairdressers: How I found One on my Travels

On my latest trip to Melbourne, I was looking for a Melbourne hair salon to give me a great haircut.

I came across one and they were telling me a great story about how they all became qualified hairdressers.

Here it is:

There will always be a need for hairdressers – so qualifying as a hairdresser could be an excellent career choice for you. At present, the hair and beauty industry in Australia is worth billions of dollars and there’s lots of money to be made and success to be had.

If you’re considering becoming a hairdresser, here are some simple tips to achieve your ultimate goal. 

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  1. Do Your Research

 It’s important to have a full understanding of exactly what hairdressers do and how they work.

Take some time to research the type of treatments that a hairdresser can offer and the different ways in which they work. Research using beauty blogs, websites and even meeting with hairdressers in your local salon for a quick chat.

  1. Find An Apprenticeship

Hairdressing is a career choice that really does require hands on experience almost from the start. You’ll probably start with the smaller jobs such as washing hair and welcoming clients, but don’t be fooled into thinking that these aren’t important.

Everytime you’re in the salon, ask questions and observe as much as you can to expand your knowledge.

  1. Qualifications

Completing a Certificate III in Hairdressing will allow you to become a qualified Hairdresser in Australia.

You can opt to do this via an apprenticeship, or by studying full time through a Registered Training Organisation such as TAFE. You’ll achieve a National Trade Qualification and be good to go. Or you can visit BODA Haircutters who can also help you get qualified as a hairdresser in Prahran.


Top 6 Reasons To Go To India To Try The Cuisine

Indian cuisine is popular across the world and it’s eaten and enjoyed in continents as far away from India as Australia and Europe.

However have you ever thought what it would be like to taste the flavours of India in the country where they originate? Whilst my favourite Indian restaurant in Adelaide offers up some seriously delicious traditional indian food, it’s just not the same as being there!

So here are our top 6 reasons for travelling to India to try the cuisine:

1. Soaking India Up

There’s nothing like the sounds, smells and colours of India. Every region has its own identity which you can soak up simply by being in the area, walking the streets and chatting to the people.

Indian cuisine varies from the North to the South of the country, and from the East to the West.

Similarly, the dishes vary depending on whether there’s fresh fish or meat nearby, or whether they’re primarily vegetable based. Understanding the country and getting a sense of the atmosphere surrounding the food is invaluable.

2. Experience the Street Markets

 Street Food Culture has only recently arrived in Australia but it’s been going on for centuries in India and plays a huge role in the food culture. By visiting a traditional Indian street food stall you’ll be tasting the most authentic version of any dish.

Indian food in Adelaide

In addition, street food stalls are great places to see – they’re packed with local people and you’ll be sure to discover foods and snacks you’ve never come across in Australian versions of Indian food.

3. Taking Tea

Tasting a chai tea in India is an unforgettable experience. Go for an Indian Masala Chai to really understand the roots of this warming drink made from cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cloves.

Sweetened with lots of sugar and served with milk, chai tea is usually drunk in large groups throughout the day. There are all sorts of old tea stalls serving the drink around India’s major cities. 

4. Home Cooked Meals

Many of the Indian cities now have companies offering tourists ‘home cooked tours’. A guide will take you to the home of an Indian family who will cook you a traditional Indian meal to enjoy with them, in their own surroundings.

You’ll experience home-made chappatis eaten metres from where they were made and learn about the city’s occupants way of life and history. This is also a great way to learn about the regional differences in Indian cooking.

5. Eat On A Train

Whilst most of us would groan at the thought of having to tackle a sandwich from the train. Indian trains have a whole gastronomic culture of their own. The best places to try this are on the intercity trains where you’ll find yourself served with curry, bread, juice and hot drinks.


Always be cautious with food such as salads that may have been washed in unclean water. Most of the train meals should be hygienically sealed so you can ensure their freshness.

6. Find a Jalebi

How can you resist a snack that’s described as heart shaped fried batter cooked in sugar syrup? OK, so it’s not the healthiest thing you’ll find in Indian cuisine – but it might just be the most delicious.

OK, so it’s not the healthiest thing you’ll find in Indian cuisine – but it might just be the most delicious.

Search for them at street markets, in small shops and at roadside stalls – you won’t be disappointed!

Outdoor Holiday vs. City Holiday

Holidays are best spent in the most beautiful places with the most special people in your life.

Whether you want to spend it with your family, friends, alone or even your special someone, finding the right place will definitely make your holiday a moment to remember. I’ve had my fair share of both types of vacations, like island holidays indulging in luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation or packed city trips exploring Melbourne.

When it comes down to what type of holiday, well that really depends on what you want to experience. But I’ve done my best to compare an outdoor holiday exploring the beauty of nature, or a bustling city escape.

Outdoor Holiday vs. City Holiday

There are a lot of reasons why people spend holidays in the city or outdoors. If you are wondering where you can spend the best moments of your life during holidays, knowing the advantages and disadvantages of outdoor and city holiday can be very beneficial. Here are some comparisons of these two options to help you make a good choice.

  1. Spectacular or ordinary?

Holidays in cities are perceived as conventional while outdoor holidays are more spectacular and exciting. Most individuals believe this statement to be true. It is, however, not necessarily accurate to all people.

Not all holidays spent on cities are boring and not all vacations outdoor are exciting. By finding the best holiday hotspots in Australia, whether it is found in the city or in the countryside, your holiday will surely be a spectacular adventure.

Australia offers a lot of spectacular outdoor locations for your special holidays. Whether you are new in the country or have lived here your entire life, visiting Kangaroo Island, South Australia is an option you wouldn’t want to miss.

Kangaroo Island offers pristine tourist attractions from wildlife to beaches and untouched nature. There are a variety of outdoor activities as well as great local wine and food to enjoy. Kangaroo-Island-accomodation

  1. Extravagant or Budget?

Most vacation places in cities such as amusement parks require the payment of certain fees for enjoyment. This, however, does not necessarily mean that city holidays require extravagance. Looking closer, you will discover that holidays outdoors can also be as expensive as city holidays. This generally depends on the place you choose to visit.

Pros and Cons of City Holidays

Here are some advantages of choosing to spend holidays in cities:

  • Popular tourist sites
  • Each city has a different culture/ vibe
  • Shopping
  • Range of food available

Disadvantages of spending holidays in cities:

  • City holidays could be repetitive
  • Overall cost
  • Confusing public transport
  • Higher tempo holiday

Pros and Cons of Outdoor Holidays

Here are some perks of outdoor holidays:

  • Be closer to nature and relax
  • Enjoy wildlife
  • Activities you might not have access to at home
  • Quiet

Disadvantages of outdoor holidays:

  • Can be expensive in terms of getting there
  • Far from your home or workplace

Whichever destination you choose, I recommend visiting websites that aggregate accommodation to find the best price. Check out for a range of Kangaroo Island accommodation.

Why I Love Living In South Australia

Welcome to my travel blog! I decided to write my first post on my home state, South Australia. I really feel like it is an awesome destinations for tourists so I’ve put together some points on why it’s worth checking out.

There is actually something to do for all types of holidays as it’s easy to get around, has a great city atmosphere, beaches and untouched nature only a couple of hours away. So let me begin with my favourite thing…

A Great Place For Wine

I have always enjoyed a quality drop of wine and I’ve been lucky enough to grow up surrounded by beautiful wine regions. There are actually thirteen wine regions in the state all with unique wineries and cellar doors. For the wine connoisseurs, you could spend your whole time exploring the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and so much more. Team amazing wine, local food and a beautiful scenery and you’re set for a relaxing and enjoyable getaway.

Enjoy Times On the Murray River

The Murray River is home to some calm waters surrounding some amazing landscapes that are refreshing and fun to see. In fact, the Murray River is about 650 kilometres in length, thus ensuring that there are more than enough spots for you to check out when looking to relax and have a good time on the river. Every year I put aside a week and go to the river with my friends. If you really want to experience true Australian scenery, you must relax by the river banks of Australia’s largest river.

The Temperature’s Always Great (in Kangaroo Island)

If you do happen to be in SA in the winter then I recommend heading over to Kangaroo Island.  The temperatures in the winter can get to be about 15 degrees Celsius with the temperatures going to 29 Celsius in the summer. It’s not overly chilly like it can be in Hobart and it definitely is not as sweltering and tough to bear with like it is in Perth. Kangaroo Island boasts a milder winter than Adelaide and you increase your chances of seeing the native creatures in cooler months! There is also a range of accommodation on the island. In true Kangaroo Island accommodation my friends and I usually hire out a private house right next to the beach.

Don’t Forget Adelaide

Of course you cannot forget about Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city. There are many things to explore in Adelaide from the Adelaide Zoo, Botanic Gardens to the Cleland Conservation Park. You can even enjoy cricket, Australian rules football at the Adelaide Oval or see a show or two at the famous Adelaide Fringe Festival (mid February to mid March). Transport within the city and to Glenelg (popular beach) is easy. The CBD is small so you can get around on foot too!

I highly recommend coming between January and March because there is so much going on. If you love festivals, outdoor performances, great weather and a busy city… this is the time to come!

The bar and restaurant scene is great too. A couple of years ago a new law was passed that made it easier for small bars and restaurants to open. As a result there are so many new hidden gems all over the CBD providing an array of offerings.

Unfortunately, I actually managed to chip my tooth during the Fringe Festival last year (biting into a hot dog), and had to go an visit one of my friends who is an Adelaide dentist and they managed to fix my teeth up after hours. You can check them out at (shameless plug I know!).

Explore the Beautiful Parks

If you’re into adventure… I have always enjoyed the amazing parks out in this area because they feature so many natural scenes and beautiful bits of wildlife that stand out above everything else. The Nullarbor and Yellabinna reserves on the western part of the state are especially beautiful. Some of the best beaches in the state are in Nullarbor as well. That being said, there are so many gorgeous beaches in close proximity to the city.

I really feel that people should check out South Australia for themselves if they want to enjoy a nice vacation out to this amazing country. I’m always encouraging more people to visit so if you have any questions, contact me on my contact page!