Byron Bay: Mexican food, psychics and the Honey Badger

Hello and welcome back!

I’ve just returned from a week long stay in Byron Bay/Queensland and while it was nice to get away I am super happy to be back home, in my own clean house!

Travelling is fun but the germaphobe in me hates it, especially with the outbreak of coronavirus.

I thought I’d give a recap on my trip, what we got up to and all of that!

So let’s start at the beginning shall we?

I wasn’t going to share this on my blog but thought, why the heck not. So here goes. All my life I’ve always been slightly intrigued by psychics. I’ll put it down to being a Piscean and having my head in the clouds, but something has always fascinated me about them. The Pisces side to me wants to believe in them; the other very practical and cynical side (which rules over me most days) knows that it just ain’t possible. So when I planned this Byron trip there really was no question about it; I had to see a psychic (Matthew was dead against it LOL). So I booked into a very well known psychic around the area and awaited the day (albeit slightly terrified).

It was an interesting experience. I am not sure what I was expecting (lots of filmy scarves and hands hovering over a crystal ball?) but it definitely wasn’t what I got. Instead, it was more of a sit down chat, where I had to shuffle cards and pull out a bunch for her to read. The reading focused so much on my health (it took up almost the entire hour). I was told I don’t look after my health at all (which is true yikes) and ignoring any health concerns will have serious effects in years to come. Not rocket science at all but you know what? She was absolutely right and it was sort of a wake up call. She also delved into my personal life and told me some cold, hard truths about myself which at the time upset me a bit but now looking back, she was spot on. Of course, not all of what she said was true; in face it was the total opposite and at times during the reading I was telling myself this is bloody ridiculous. LOL. I left feeling slightly uncomfortable and unsure of what I had just gone through, but now with some time to absorb it all I can see some truth to what she said. While it was an interesting experience I think I am cured of my psychic fascination once and for all!

The trip itself was nice but I think we are both a bit over Byron Bay. It has changed so much over the years. When I went about 12 years ago it was very much a quiet, hippie beach town mostly comprised of vegan cafes, stores selling tie dyed goods and both women and men sporting dreadlocks. Now, it’s very commercial and has become a bit pretentious? I’m not sure we will go back to Byron Bay again.

We did spend time in a small town out of Byron Bay called Brunswick Heads, which is very similar to how Byron was years ago. We went to dinner at La Casita, a Mexican restaurant tucked away and it was honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We ordered the banquet which allowed you to try a few different plates and everything tasted incredible. If you’re ever in the area be sure to check out La Casita! Plus their margarita cocktails were super strong and salty.

We also spent two days on the Gold Coast and drove to Burleigh Heads one night for dinner. I think this may be my new favourite place on the Gold Coast. It has a beautiful beach, lovely boutique stores and amazing cafes/restaurants/bars. Basically everything you’d want it a holiday destination! Whilst at dinner at a pizza place, I spotted Nick Cummins aka the Honey Badger from the Bachelor. How random. Later that night we went for a cocktail at Rick Shores, a beautiful bar right on the beach. There was some heavy storms over the water that night and we enjoyed watching it from our table.

Rick Shores in the white building to the right!

This was a bit of a random post so sorry if it’s a bit erratic and all over the place (much like my mind is haha). I hope you enjoyed reading it and let me know what you think!



  1. March 21, 2020 / 5:28 pm

    This was such a lovely blog post to read 🙂
    Oooh the psychic session sounds interesting and also intimidating haha, thanks for sharing your thoughts. And haha the honeybagder lol

    • abeautywanderer
      March 23, 2020 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks Daisy, glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Haha yes it was definitely intimidating as I felt she was reading my mind LOL. And yes, the Honey Badger, so random 🙂

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