Life lessons learned on the road
NAME: Josefine Henritesson AGE: 19
HOME: Gothenburg NAME: Vendela Werner AGE: 19
WALKING through the Airlie Beach Lions Foreshore Markets on Saturday morning, these two Swedish high-school friends stopped to ask where was the best place to swim in Airlie.
Josephine and Vendela had arrived in Airlie with two other travel companions by Greyhound Bus that morning and checked into Nomads.
The duo was travelling the world on their gap year before heading to university.
Josefine plans to study vet science and Vendela computer engineering.
What are your travel plans?
WE WENT to Perth for three weeks, New Zealand for one month and we are spending a month travelling up Australia’s east coast before heading to Bali.
What’s your impression of Airlie?
IT’S probably the nicest town we have been to. It’s fresh, clean and has such beautiful clear water.
We will head out on the boats to snorkel the reef while we are here.
What have you learned travelling?
WE HAVE learned a lot about keeping track of our own economy. It’s involved a lot of growing up from finding and cooking food every day to communicating with different people.
Travelling in a group of four friend s you learn to pick your battles and how to deal with situations better because you are always around each other.
What are your top travel tips?
WE WOULD definitely recommend travelling New Zealand and in Australia we loved Fraser Island.
Josephine: Make sure you pack light, because inevitably you will buy things and our bags are pretty full now.
Vendela: Always have emergency money for when flights are cancelled etc
What do you think of Australians?
YOU can always make friends with an Australian. They are really relaxed.
FAST FRIENDS: Josefine Henritesson and Vendela Werner from Sweden are travelling the world in their gap year.