|Completed the Sunshine Coast Half Marathon :)|
Traveling with out plans or having the freedom to rearrange your itinerary makes up for quite the adventure. While touring the east coast of Australia, my 3 day stop over in Noosa has turned into 7 weeks. I have had the opportunity to work for my accommodation in the restaurant (free dinner) and as a bus driver.
|Bus station-Picking up backpackers|
A bus driver?? I thought my dream would never come true! Slight problem...I don't know how to drive a manual, on the left side of the road with up to 10 backpackers at one time. But I am over 21 years old which was the only requirement.Within 1 week, after driving on the left side of the road, stalling multiple times, and getting better at using round a bouts, I mastered the the roads of Australia!
|Wendy and I at Noosa National Park|
While looking for a job, I met Wendy, a Health and Wellness coach who runs a Nutrition Club in Noosaville. I decided to join Wendy's team as a distributor which would allow me to promote high quality the nutrition of my future personal training clients. As well, enhance my athletic performance for running marathons.The results have been outstanding, I have lost 4lbs and 4% body fat in one month and feel more energized.
Hillsong Church located right across the street from my hostel, aka "Rock Band" church. Through the church, I met some awesome Aussies. Together we rock on at church on Sunday mornings, head to the beach, bbq, and party. I have been lucky to meet some amazing people through them and experience places outside the backpacker world with them. For example, Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, where I got to visit a million dollar home on the golf course.
|Laura, Hannah and Elise|
|Laura - Estonia|
|Hannah - Germany|
|Laura cutting Tracey's Hair for $5 and strawberries|