Australia’s Strange and Unusual Place Names

2 September 2015 Australia's Places
rude

If you were to go to Latitude: -34.750690460 and Longitude: 139.380264282, you would find yourself in the state of South Australia. You would be around 80 kilometres east of Adelaide, slightly to the north. You would be standing above a cave. The name of that cave? ‘Well It Wasn’t There Last Year Cave‘. Yes, really, […]

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Archaic Health Services in Australia? Another Visit to the Doctor

31 August 2015 Australia vs UK
health

Some time ago a reader called Shaun posted several comments on my website listing all the reasons why he returned to Europe after just five months of living in New South Wales. Clearly Australia didn’t work out for him and his family, and he wanted to warn others of the potential dangers of a move […]

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Don’t Let Fear of Spiders Stop You from Moving to Australia

28 August 2015 Australia's Bad Things
spider

On Wednesday I tried to talk everyone into Liking the Huntsman Spider. I do appreciate though, that not everyone will be able to do that; one particular group of people would certainly struggle. Arachnophobes It’s worth remembering though that spiders are everywhere, in every country. Unless you move to the Arctic, you are likely to […]

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Liking the Huntsman Spider

26 August 2015 Australia's Bad Things
huntsman

The natural tendency when confronted by a spider that’s almost the size of your own hand is to be scared, very scared. In the eight years I’ve lived in Australia so far though, I’ve learned to like one of Australia’s biggest spiders, the Huntsman spider. And that’s what I decided to write about for Australia […]

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Australia: The Place to Be to Watch the English Premier League

24 August 2015 Australia vs UK
football

As football fans around the world will know, the English Premier League (EPL), sometimes also referred to as the Barclays Premier League (BPL) kicked off again a few weeks ago. Last time I wrote about English Football on Australian Television was in 2009, so I am overdue an update. With the new season well underway, […]

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Whale Asks a Fisherman for a Hand; Rescue in Sydney

21 August 2015 Australia's Bad Things
whale

As you probably know, I’ve been whale watching a few times, never had much luck. If you want to know precisely how much luck I’ve never had with this, read my post called Whale Watching in Australia: What’s it Really Like? That doesn’t mean I don’t admire these massive creatures though, I think they are […]

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32B Smith Street, A Plain and Simple Address

19 August 2015 Life in Australia
house

32B Smith Street. When you think of an address like that, what do you imagine in your head? Specifically, I wonder what kind of picture you have formed if you live in the UK, and if it’s any different to what is being imagined by those in say, the US, or here in Australia? I’ll […]

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Individual Income Tax Rates Australia and UK Compared 2015/16

17 August 2015 Australia vs UK
tax

Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Today I’m going to talk about the second certainty on his list, taxes. Every so often I like to check the income tax rates in Australia and compare them to those in the UK. Last time I […]

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