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ABOUT ME

I’m Caitlin Wallis, an English rose (pah!) living and working in Sydney, Australia. I took a sabbatical from a finance career in London last October and have been using the time to travel the world, have adventures, and do things that make me happy.

I love travelling, triathlon, and food and drink, so you may see a good mix of the three in my posts. So far I’ve been to 37 countries and hope to keep adding to the list!

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ABOUT THE BLOG

‘Where’s Wallis?’ was born in October 2014 to document my adventures as I spent 2 and a half months travelling the long way around from the UK to Australia via Cuba, Central America, the USA, Fiji and New Zealand.

As I explain in my first ever post I created the blog for three reasons:

  1. To keep family and friends up to date with my travels;
  2. To have a record of my experiences to look back on; (8 months in I’m already enjoying doing this) and
  3. To hopefully provide some recommendations and tips to travellers who visit places after me.

I’ve already had friends, and friends of friends asking for recommendations for places I’ve been and it’s great to be able to refer them to the blogs for those cities/countries where I’ve highlighted my favourite of the places to stay, eat and drink, and activities! It would be wonderful if this extends to the wider travelling community.

Now that I’m settled in Sydney I plan to continue blogging about the adventures I go on within Australia, and further afield. So far I’ve made it to Melbourne, Byron Bay, Fraser Island, The Blue Mountains, Jervis Bay, the Hunter Valley and Uluru.

I’ve just got back from a fantastic trip to Vietnam and am off to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand’s North Island.

Going forward, I also want to add hints and tips about some of the other countries I’ve been to in the past, including Iceland, Rwanda, Tanzania, India, China, Thailand, Singapore and Inter-railing around Europe.

You can see place holder pages for those countries I’ve visited in past trips in the continent dropdown menus: if you have any specific questions please get in touch via my ‘Contact me‘ page.

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7 comments

  1. You did it so well, love sabbatical years eheh and it seems you’re taking the best of it, so keep on rocking 🙂 PedroL

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    1. 🙂 I’ve well and truly got the travel bug now, no going back!

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  2. Hey there! Saw you over on Facebook and thought we would stop on by… seeing as you are, at the moment, living in the BEST city in the world – We are bias though!

    Happy travels and happy blogging 🙂

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    1. Hi Le and David,
      Thanks so much for getting in touch, lovely to hear from you! I am having an absolute blast in Sydney, really loving the lifestyle.
      Are you guys on the road at the moment? Looks like you’ve had some great adventures! 🙂

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      1. No we are back in Sydney at the moment. We went a bit crazy last year on the travel and so needed to recuperate some $$$ for the next trip.

        I (Le) am still on sabbatical and slowly starting to look for work now.

        So glad to hear that you enjoy Sydney! We take it for granted sometimes because it’s “home”. We kind of think that we really haven’t “SEEN” Sydney sometimes. So trying this year to be a tourist in our own city and then we can appreciate it a bit more!
        So where’s your next trip?

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        1. It’s certainly a fantastic place. I know exactly what you mean though – sometimes I had to do the same in London to fully appreciate it!
          I’m actually off to Indonesia and Malaysia tomorrow morning for a couple of weeks – so excited! 🙂

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