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Posts By Josh West

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The Festive Period is the puuuurfect time to start House Sitting
4 days ago

The Festive Period is the puuuurfect time to start House Sitting

I’ve been told (on more than one occasion) that I make house sitting sound remarkably easy. Well, there’s a reason for that, it really isn’t that hard! Once you get …
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6 months of full-time travel, what have I spent?
2 months ago

6 months of full-time travel, what have I spent?

By  •  Journal

This time 12 months ago I had just told my old boss that I was leaving, my first ever house-sit was coming to an end, and I was preparing for …
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National Gallery of Victoria
3 months ago

National Gallery of Victoria

It takes two architectural gems in Melbourne’s south end to fit the 70,000+ works collected by the National Gallery of Victoria. Firstly, the NGV International exhibits pieces from all over …
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Federation Square
4 months ago

Federation Square

Federation Square is Melbourne’s answer to London’s Trafalgar Square, New York’s Time Square and Moscow’s Red Square. While this precinct might not be as big or ‘brutal’ as these famous …
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Melbourne Greeter Service
4 months ago

Melbourne Greeter Service

I’d done my fair share of exploration in Melbourne’s city centre by the time I signed up for the Melbourne Greeter Service. Yes, I probably should have taken advantage of …
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Melbourne’s Street Art Culture
4 months ago

Melbourne’s Street Art Culture

Museums and galleries not really your thing? Fair enough; they’re not everyone’s taste. What about street art? The typically dark and dingy laneways of a thriving metropolis spring to life in …
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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
4 months ago

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Despite visiting Melbourne, and the city’s cultural heart – Federation Square, numerous times over the years, I had never visited the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. In fact, I …
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State Library Victoria
4 months ago

State Library Victoria

If you’ve spent any time roaming the streets of Melbourne, there’s no doubt that, at the very least, you would have stumbled across the heritage-listed State Library of Victoria. A …
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Dight Falls Trail
4 months ago

Dight Falls Trail

The seasons turn pretty quickly in Melbourne. Winter sneaks up brutally fast, and while the weather is at least predictable, the skies bring more rain clouds, which result in a …
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Collingwood Children’s Farm Market
5 months ago

Collingwood Children’s Farm Market

I’ve been to farmers’ markets held in sheds, showgrounds, urban city squares and parklands; surprisingly this is the first I’ve visited on a farm. While it’s not specifically a ‘functional …
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