Sydney

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 [...]

snake

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 [...]

city2surf

A year ago I did a post about City2Surf, The World’s Biggest Fun Run, Probably. This event has been held in Sydney every year since 1971, so yesterday was the 45th run. What's it like to actually take part in this event though? I don't know, I've never done it, but I know five girls [...]

Extremely Wild Weather Smashes Australia’s South-East Coast thumbnail

A couple of weeks ago, which was just one week before the beginning of winter here in Australia, I was bragging about the beautiful weather we were still having in Brisbane. Now we are one week into winter, and the weather has changed quite dramatically. Here's how part of Brisbane looked on Saturday morning; this [...]

Brisbane

Friday is the day where I try and find out about something that is going on somewhere in Australia that I wouldn't normally get to know about. Sometimes I don't find anything, but that doesn't mean nothing is going on. That happened last week, for example, so instead I found a couple of cool videos about [...]

places

As you probably know, I write a regular monthly article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. Recently they asked me if I could write a roundup of top places to live down under for a supplement they were including with their October edition. "Oh, and try to make it humorous will you?" they said. So [...]

storm

At the end of October this year I wrote a post about Fernvale and Chinchilla, Two Remote Queensland Towns; the final words in that article were 'storm season has begun'. Nobody in Australia is more aware of that now than the residents of Kurnell, a suburb in south Sydney. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a [...]

whale

As you probably know, I've been whale watching a few times, never had much luck. If you want to know precisely how much luck I've never had with this, read my post called Whale Watching in Australia: What’s it Really Like? That doesn't mean I don't admire these massive creatures though, I think they are [...]

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