Well, what do you know? Time really does fly by, all of a sudden, we have been on the road for two months now (although really speaking, we have stay put in Canberra for the whole month)! It has certainly been a very different experience for us, we are still pinching ourselves every now and then to confirm whether this is a reality!
Even though we have just started our trip and our dream, there had been a lot happened with many fond memories. It is true when they say, ‘It is not just about the places you have been, but also about the people you have met along the way.’
We have certainly met many wonderful people, we have made some friends and have learned so much from others with different backgrounds, knowledge and experiences.
Apart from these fond moments, we have also come across some challenges. One of the main challenges we had would certainly be the tight budget we are on, it’s not easy when you have a set weekly budget and there are so many places to see, things to do and delicious food to eat! Not to mention about the feelings, when you don’t have a stable income and you see the amount of cash decrease in the bank every week.
However, it has also been a good lesson for us to learn how to use our budget wisely, be creative on spending and still visit places and do the majority of things we’ve wanted. Aren’t we glad that we have set a budget and stuck to it, imagine how worse it can get if we hadn’t?
The limited amount of space has also been a new normal for us. Yes, we have a 4WD plus a camper trailer. Yes, we are only travelling as a couple. Yet, you’ll still be surprised by the limited amount of space you will get when you pack to be travelling full time on the road for four seasons. So far, we are blessed that we have listened to other’s advice on packing only the basics and essentials, otherwise, it would’ve been very difficult for us to try and fit everything into the 4WD or the camper.
If we do run out of things, or we have realised we needed something that we didn’t pack, we can always buy again on the road. At this stage, we are using frequently of what we have brought with us, and we haven’t needed to buy anything major, apart from the little fan heater to deal with the cooler weather.
We have enjoyed our journey so far, we have had more time to learn to live a simpler live. More importantly, we have been envied by many we have met along the way, as we are living their dreams at the moment. Which we hope one day, those people would make a move and live their own dreams, before it becomes too late!
Go explore this great country!