Uluru

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Originally this website was created to help people considering a move from the UK down under to have a better understanding of what it’s really like to live in Australia. I’m happy to say though that these days my readers come from all over the world and the reality is that I now have as [...]

Alice

Time for another reprint of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine. Not only am I going to save you £3.99, I’m going to throw in a video! That’s something you don’t get in a magazine. So last month I started with the first in my miniseries about plane hopping and at [...]

Uluru

Here’s something unusual, a post NOT written by me. The Australian Outback. Endless stretches of red desert eventually blurring into bright blue horizons…this popular image immediately evokes Australia’s infamous Outback. If you love wide open spaces – and the thrill of quickly spotting the odd kangaroo! – a drive through the Outback will become a [...]

Adelaide

Today I am supposed to be on holiday. Actually, I should already be there. It’s a long story, but I suppose that’s what I do. So here goes…. A long, long time ago we booked up to go camping over at Rainbow Beach, which is about three hours drive north of Brisbane and between Gympie [...]

Australia map

It’s been a while since I had my last holiday, May actually. Oh, that’s not so long ago is it? Anyway, if you remember, I went to Alice Springs and Uluru. I suppose most of you already know that Uluru is slap bang in the middle of Australia. Anyway, I realised over the weekend that [...]

grub

Well, how can I put this? There’s not much about. Today I want to wrap up my adventures in the middle of Australia with this final report. I have already quite comprehensively covered Uluru so now, here’s the other stuff. Pretty much slap bang in the middle is the one large town, Alice Springs. And, [...]

Uluru

That is the question. Did We Climb Uluru (Ayers Rock)? First, I need to explain a thing or two. I’m not a very spiritual geezer, I don’t “feel” things much. I mention this because, in hindsight, my post on Monday about Uluru was very matter of fact, in a way. But then, I see these [...]

Uluru

Last Monday I announced I was going on holiday and asked you to guess the location based on a few pointers that I gave you. Without too much hesitation, most people plumped for Uluru. Now, if you go to Google maps and ask for directions from Brisbane to Alice Springs you will see that big [...]