Sorry for the tardiness on my posts lately.
I have been travelling across the world and trying o sort visas out for the beat part of the last 4 months.
I arrived in Melbourne in August and have been flat out since then. Going in to Australia with two strapped up ankles due to some Canadian injuries meant that I had to start every roll with “PLEASE PLEASE DON’T ANKLE LOCK ME.. IF YOU GET A HOLD OF IT THEN YOU WIN”
Absolute MMA was just ridiculously welcoming and I didn’t have to worry at all. This meant that I didn’t get to visit as many gyms as I would have liked.
I got involved with Absolute MMA as much as possible in my month there. they have classes literally all day every day. I cant recommend them enough for fellow travellers.
Melbourne as a city is amazing. It seems to be the closest to a European city that Australia has to offer and it is hard to put down the main touristy hot spots. The best way to describe it is that it is a “living” city. There isn’t one thing that makes it stand out but the overall lifestyle seems to be what appeals to people the most.
Great food, great coffee, great training, great bars and an overall great life style. I can honestly say that I will be excited when I finally land and settle there at the end of the year!
So after my trip to Melbourne I stopped by Bali for a week while en route to Europe. I met a lot of friends and a couple of family members there.
I was still suffering from an ankle injury so getting out to train at my original destination of Synergy MMA didn’t happen. Instead, my brother saw fit to bring his Gi along so we got to do some of the most scenic rolling ever at our villa overlooking the ocean.
35 degree celsius heat was rough but a quick jump into the pool sorted that out before we hit a few more rounds of sparring.
We managed to do the usual touristy stuff and even swung some VIP treatment at some very nice spots. I recommend Omnia, the RockBar at sunset and the Four Seasons Boozy brunch if you ever go that way.
It was great right up until I broke the cardinal rule of Irish People in Asia.. Don’t eat anything that was washed with the local water. Bali belly took me out for the last 2 days and the 14 hr direct flight to London was hell. I suffered but I reckon the other people on the plane got the worse end of the deal.
Next up was a trip to Europe for a few months and I will cover that in the next post next week :)