Which Is the Best City in the World for Students?

26 November 2014 Australia vs UK
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Hot off the press today we have a brand-new survey to share with you, and you know how much we love a good survey here on Bobinoz. It’s not so much surveys though, I think it’s ‘best lists’. You can’t beat a good best list. We’ve done Best Cities in Australia, Best Cities in the […]

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Australians and Swimming: Why Do Aussies Swim Like Fish?

24 November 2014 Entertainment Australia
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It would be almost impossible not to notice that Australia, a country with a relatively low population, usually does extraordinary well in swimming competitions on the global stage. At the time of writing, apparently 58 of Australia’s 143 Olympic gold medals came from swimming events. So, why are Australians such good swimmers? Here are a […]

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Perth too expensive?

21 November 2014 Australia's Places
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I still haven’t been to Perth, that’s something I definitely intend to fix in January of next year. I’m sure I’ll come back with lots of photographs, but for now I’ve had to scrounge this one from Wikimedia… From my page on the city though, I do know that it is quite an expensive place […]

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Where Can You Get a Decent Pasty around Here?

19 November 2014 Australia vs UK
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We know Australians love their pies, we’ve talked about this before in my post Who Ate All the Pies? When you go to a baker’s here, you don’t so much see chilled cabinets jampacked with ready-made sandwiches, instead they have hot shelves stuffed with sausage rolls and pies. Just one pie left in this baker’s… […]

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A Roundup of Brisbane’s G20 in Pictures

17 November 2014 Australia's Places
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As you will know from Fridays post about the G20 Summit here in Brisbane, this city enjoyed a public holiday for the occasion. But what did I do with my extra day off? If past G20 summits are anything to go by, I am thinking Toronto 2010, there would have been a not insignificant risk […]

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Seven Years of Living in Brisbane: Now What?

14 November 2014 Australia's Places
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Yes, it was seven years ago exactly to the day when me, Mrs Bob and a tiny Elizabeth stepped off the plane to set foot on Brisbane soil and called this city our home. To mark the occasion the Queensland Government has declared today a public holiday for all the residents of Brisbane, which is […]

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Marks and Spencer Christmas Shopping: Free Delivery to Australia

12 November 2014 Life in Australia
M & S

I meant to do this article last year but as any of you who have read any of my lead up to Christmas posts will know, the festive season takes me by surprise every year here in Australia. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and I have struggled over the years […]

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The Gabba and The End of the Line Festival

10 November 2014 Entertainment Australia
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“The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as The Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. It is named after the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located.” Source: Wikipedia Moving over to Wikimedia, I can show you a really cool picture of what The Gabba looks like from the […]

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