Gold Coast

Mt Tamborine

Mount Tamborine is known as the 'Green behind the Gold' because it's very green and is just behind the Gold Coast, which is very gold. Sort of makes sense, doesn't it? It's one of the wonders of Australia that so many of our golden beaches on our almost never ending coastline have stunning and lush [...]

Sydney beach

I've been to many Australian beaches, each time I have been struck by how 'untouched' they are. It's very noticeable, it's always been apparent to me. One of the words that would always pop into my head would be 'unspoilt'. But in all this time and all those beaches there was one thing that I [...]

Tallebudgera

It was only a couple of weeks ago that I ran a reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, that one was called Fun for Kids. I'm running another reprint today, mainly because I'm getting a bit behind with them, and this one is about even more fun for kids, not [...]

Robber

Like anywhere else in the world, Queensland, indeed Australia, has crime. We have murders, we have robberies, we have bashings, yes, that's what we tend to call them here and we have... I know, let's do a list. Homicide Assault Sexual assault Robbery Unlawful entry with intent Motor vehicle theft Other theft Fraud and deception [...]

sun

It was only two weeks ago today that I was writing my seventh traditional middle of the winter post in which I compare London Summers and Brisbane Winters. And that post was written just a few days after Brisbane had recorded its coldest day for 103 years. So, time for an update on that. Here's [...]

Festival

One of the joys of moving to a new country is discovering new places. I've been here over six years now and you'd probably think I would have run out of the places to see that are still within a relatively short driving distance for me. Not true. I didn't know Jacob was ill? Boom [...]

ANZ

Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, this one appeared in the November issue of last year. I usually like to put these articles online about a month after they've appeared in print, so I'm running behind. We can catch up over the next few weeks, but for [...]

schoolies

This is a post that was originally an article in Australia and New Zealand magazine. I usually reprint articles about a month or so after they've appeared in print, but this one was featured in the magazine's February 2012 issue. I've been holding back for a reason, because this week is Schoolies Week. Now, at [...]

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