What’s Going on in Four of the World’s Most Liveable Cities?

22 August 2014 Australia's Places

Usually, a score of 4/10 would be regarded as quite poor, a sign of failure. But when your country has 4 out of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, I think we would all agree that’s a massive success. That’s exactly what has happened to 4 Australian cities, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and […]

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The World’s Top Five Most Liveable Countries 2014

20 August 2014 Australia's Places

I’m very excited to announce the results of a brand-new report that looks at countries all around the world and decides which is the most liveable. They look at things like stability (25%); quality of health care (20%); culture and the environment (25%); education (10%) and infrastructure (20%) all broken down into 30 different bite-sized benchmarks. […]

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Royal Shows in Australia: When the City Meets the Country

18 August 2014 Entertainment Australia

“Over 400,000 visitors, oodles of fun, a million-dollar light show and 145,001 strawberry sundaes over a massive 10 days.” Well, that’s what the commentator says at the end of the EKKA highlights video I’ll show you later in this post, although my understanding is that the total attendance only actually reached 380,000. Coming soon: Month of […]

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Dingoes and Wild Dogs in Australia

15 August 2014 Australia's Bad Things

Earlier in the week three dingoes attacked a man on Fraser Island. He was confronted by the animals as he walked along the beach on Monday night. He was bitten and scratched but managed to escape and was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment. I knew there were dingoes on Fraser Island, I’ve seen […]

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Show Day Holidays in Australia

13 August 2014 Entertainment Australia

What is a Show Day holiday? Good question. Well, today, here in Brisbane, it’s been “People’s Day”. I won’t tell you what People’s Day is because, you won’t be surprised to hear, we had People’s Day last year and I explained it all in my post called People’s Day in Brisbane and Everything You Need […]

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Housing Styles in Australia and the UK Compared

11 August 2014 Australia vs UK

First, houses in the UK Today we are going to be looking at houses, lots of them. Look, here’s one already… That used to be my house, it’s where I lived when I was a young child, from around 2 to 14. There were about 100 or so houses in my street, and they pretty […]

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Things To Do in Adelaide: An Update

8 August 2014 Australia's Places

I thoroughly enjoyed our cycling around the cities series which came to an end last week with Cycling on the Sunshine Coast. I do realise that this website can often be a little Brisbane centric and the cycling posts gave us a good excuse to get away from my city for a while and have […]

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Melbourne’s ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ Weather

6 August 2014 Australian Climate

Time for another digital reprint of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine, this piece appeared in their May edition. It seems a long time ago now that I spent A Week in Melbourne and I certainly noticed something very un-Brisbane like during that trip. Magazine called it… Melbourne madness It’s time […]

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