On Wednesday I posted my “real-time” video footage of what happened when a snake came into my house. On Friday I followed that up with more information about the snake along with some video analysis on the snake intruder.
Well, it seems that since then, one or two of you are having second thoughts about Australia. I’ve had several e-mails mentioning this, for example ‘…..it was exciting and scary at the same time. Now, I am NOT going to Australia. :)’ – I’m hoping the smiley face means Tereza was only joking.
But for those of you who have had serious doubts following my snake invasion, it’s time to remind you why Australia is a fantastic place to live.
Using pretty pictures, here’s……
10 Reasons to Move to Australia
10. The Outdoor Life
9. Swimming Pools
8. Open Roads
7. The Weather
6. The Population
5. The Australian Sky
4. The Scenery
3. The Meter Maids (oh, and Surfers Paradise)
2. Glorious Beaches
1. The Wildlife
If you missed that post somehow, yes, I really did see a real, wild, natural and very sleepy koala. You can watch my koala video here. In fact, all these pictures were taken in public places, not zoos. And that is why I love Australia’s wildlife so much.
And then, of course, there’s…….
So you really don’t want to be letting a harmless, recently homeless, cute and frightened little Green Tree Snake put YOU off of living the dream out here in Australia, do you?
I rest my case.
Note: Why settle for 10 reasons when I’ll give you TWENTY!
Could to tell me how to apply for permanent resident status in Australia?
You can apply online, all applications go through the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship, see http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/.
I think, there is a border force now. Armed troops are checking passports. Ain’t?
It’s true that immi have now become border, so the correct address is now
I’ve never seen anyone from the armed forces checking passports though, thats still done by customs officers.
Australia is undoubtedly one of the most preferred holiday destinations across the globe. Tourists from all across the world are inevitably drawn towards it, especially for its wildlife. The images are awesome!
That’s true. And all those tourists can’t be wrong.
Well, I have to admit I have had two bad dining out experiences here in Australia, but both were down to the food taking way too long to turn up. Almost an hour on both occasions. But generally speaking, yes, service here is excellent and with a smile. A genuine one.
Not ‘pub policy to make special requests to the kitchen’ – that’s wonderful! They should write that in big letters on their chalk board and put it outside the door.
Just had a pub lunch in Cobham in Surrey. The waitress didn’t understand why I would want grilled chicken on a chicken caesar salad. “But it’s a salad”, she said with a slight Eastern European accent, “the chicken is supposed to be cold.” I asked if she could nevertheless get the chef to grill the chicken for me and she said it wasn’t pub policy to make special requests to the kitchen. I settled for a sandwich, which took 30 minutes to arrive – with no apology or explanation. And, get this, there was a 12.5% service charge! None of the above would ever happen in Australia.
PS I didn’t pay the service charge obviously. Ooh I feel like such a rebel.
I’m not a coffee drinker or much of an expert when it comes to restaurants. But the others, spot on! I couldn’t agree more.
I’ve asked questions in shops before in the UK, and the assistant would start reading the instruction book! Not here, they know the answers. ‘Can do’ is never better shown than after a disaster, no moping around feeling sorry, the Aussie’s just start fixing.
And happier, more positive, oh yes.
The best coffee in the world.
A knowledgeable (and well-trained) service industry.
Fresh local produce.
A ‘can do’ attitude.
Happier, more positive people.
Just thought I’d add my tuppenceworth.