Having left the Burdekin Region and Bowen, I continued north on my road trip up the Queensland coast. It was day 7 when I arrived in Townsville. Townsville is the fourth biggest city in Queensland behind Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with a population of something like 170,000 as at 2012. I arrived just [...]


We are now in the middle of spring here in Australia, but right now in Brisbane it very much feels like summer. Temperatures this month have mostly been between 25° and 30°C each day. A quick look at a weather website confirms that the highest temperature so far this month in Brisbane has been 32.2°C [...]


When I first arrived in Australia in 2007 the place was booming. There were plenty of jobs around and if you didn't like the job you had, you could get a new one. All the tradies had more work than they could handle and it was often difficult to get someone to turn up. Electricians, [...]


I have never been to Munich for Oktoberfest, but Mrs Bob has. Brisbane has an Oktoberfest and I've been tempted to go each and every year since I arrived in Australia, but somehow never managed to get there. Until yesterday. As soon as we walked into the main tent which was packed full of revellers, [...]

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In Monday's post I gave you a glimpse of what you could expect from A Winter’s Day in Bowen, North Queensland. Let me take a quick moment to remind you of what winter in Bowen looks like... In that post I also explained how it appeared to me that every road in Bowen led to [...]


Having spent a couple of hours or so in Bowen admiring the beaches, I got back on the road to head further north as I continued my road trip. My next stop was to be in Townsville, a journey of 200 kilometres. Map courtesy of Google 200 kilometres of pretty much nothingness. I knew there [...]


It's been quite a while since I last spoke about my Queensland coast road trip, so it's time to get back on the road. Having left Airlie Beach I decided to visit a place called Hideaway Bay. It was absolutely stunning... This was one of the places I did blog about whilst I was on [...]


Having returned from my one-week holiday in Tokyo last weekend, I've been catching up with the news I missed out on whilst I was away from Australia. Did anything major happen during my absence? It quickly became apparent that something did happen, and it happened to all of residents in the state of South Australia. [...]

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