states

For the last couple of years, each July I have been looking at the CommSec State of the States economic report. As I mentioned then, Australia is one big country, but economically it could be regarded as eight different countries. We prefer to call them states and territories. Each of our six states and two [...]

Stanthorpe

Part of the fun of moving to a different country is in exploring your new surroundings. Venture away from any one of our major cities and you will soon find yourself in a countryside littered with small towns. Easily the smallest town I've ever stayed in was Kunghur; if ever a place could be described [...]

Lake Awoonga

When a wine bar comes third in tripadvisor's 'Things to Do in Gladstone' list, you've got to start wondering if there is very much to do there at all. As you know, I was just passing through Gladstone during My Queensland Coast Road Trip. I only stayed a couple of hours, so I wasn't really [...]

student

A question I am often asked by international students thinking of studying in Australia is, 'Can I work part-time to help pay off my student education fees in Australia?' This isn't a complete budget, it's very rough, but it gives you an idea of the problem you will face if you are hoping to earn [...]

Gladstone

My journey from Bundaberg to Gladstone, at 216 km, was relatively short, but that allowed me enough time to stop off at a few places along the way. So last week's post, Bundaberg, Queensland: First Stop on My Australian Road Trip, also included my visits to Agnes Water and 1770. So by the time I [...]

Mon Repos

On Monday I talked about the first stop on my road trip, which was Bundaberg. In that post I also mentioned that I visited Mon Repos, a beach where loggerhead turtles come to nest. I was unlucky, the nesting season doesn't start until November, so the beaches were totally turtleless... Today I can show you [...]

sun

Welcome once again to my annual comparison of Brisbane's weather in the middle of winter with that of London's in the middle of summer. No time for road trip tales today, this is important, we do this every year. This is the ninth contest in the series, proving, if anything, that once I've got the [...]

Bundaberg, Queensland: First Stop on My Australian Road Trip thumbnail

As you probably know, towards the end of last week I returned home from my 19 day road trip. My journey took me from Brisbane to, eventually, Port Douglas. I have been blogging about it on the way, but as promised, now that I'm back I can let you know more about it. First stop [...]

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