At the crack of dawn, I hopped aboard a boat ready to snorkel at the outermost part of the Great Barrier Reef. The guides aboard told us about all of the marine life we would see and each creatures role in the underwater ecosystem – some fish cleaned others and had customers lined up like at a car wash. The reef was washed out and mostly colorless due to years of pollution, but the fish were ever color you could imagine and breathtaking. I lost my breath and got water in my mouth after being surprised by the hugest and orangest fish I have ever seen.
Everyone I spoke to about visiting Australia said Melbourne was the coolest and trendiest city in Australia – and they weren’t wrong! I got lost in the neighborhoods near my hostel in St. Kilda and did not regret it because I came across this Beatles street art that took me back to my Beatles themed weekend in Liverpool, U.K.