Australia’s Places

Australia’s Economy: CommSec’s State of the States Report July 2017 thumbnail

If this were a horse race, the commentary as they crossed the line would probably go something like this: "NSW romp home having led from start to finish, gallant effort by Victoria towards the end to grab second slot. ACT simply ran out of legs after a promising start. There's a bit of a gap [...]

The Alternative Lifestyle in Australia; Byron Bay thumbnail

I suppose I'm a bit of a hippie myself, if truth be known. Had a great time at the Glastonbury Festival in 1992, highlights for me being The Fall, The Orb, The Ukrainians and John Otway. It doesn't get too much more hippy town than Glastonbury. But, of course, I now live in Australia. One [...]

Crime Statistics in Australia: Finding Safe Suburbs thumbnail

This internet thing, it's really catching on, isn't it? There's lots of stuff available online now, it's come along in leaps and bounds in the last 6 or 7 years. That might seem a strange thing to say right now, but I do have a reason. Quite some time ago I wanted to write a [...]

The Pros and Cons of Moving to Sydney or Melbourne thumbnail

What a difference a decade makes. When I first moved to Australia in 2007 I chose to live in Brisbane. I could have chosen Melbourne, I could have chosen Sydney, or I could have chosen anywhere else. Back in those days, house prices from city to city were not really significantly different. The first time [...]

beach

It's not quite summer here yet in Australia but where I live, which is Brisbane in case you didn't know, it might as well be. Temperatures recently have been hovering at around 28°C, the skies are blue and the best place to be at the weekend is the beach. Brisbane doesn't do beaches very well, [...]

Cairns

On Monday we had a wander around Cairns, and on Wednesday we looked at the two Jewels in the Crown of Cairns: Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef. Coming up I have a video that shows you all of that in movie style, and more. For example, they go to Trinity Beach, just north of [...]

Jewels in the Crown of Cairns: Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef thumbnail

There is more to Cairns than just strolling around and having a look. There's also more than just two 'must do' attractions in Cairns, but if you only had time for two, your choice would be simple. On land, you will want to visit the lush green rainforests of Kuranda, taking the cable car one [...]

Road Trip Day 10: Cardwell to Cairns thumbnail

At just 94 kilometres, my journey from Cardwell to Cairns was by far the shortest leg of my trip. That was intentional though, I needed to pick up Mrs Bob and my daughter Elizabeth from Cairns airport at around 2 o'clock in the afternoon. As you probably know if you read my post Cardwell to [...]

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