Tag Archives: Australia

Winter Weekend: Mount Hotham

Winding our way up to Mt Hotham it quickly became clear we were in a very different snow situation compared with Falls Creek the previous day. Snow was falling, the wind was howling and visibility wasn’t great. I was excited! … Continue reading

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Winter Weekend: Bright and Falls Creek

A few weekends ago, Andy and I packed our winter woolies and headed to Bright, a small town at the base of some of Victoria’s most popular mountains. It was early in the Australian snow season (it’s a real thing, … Continue reading

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America, Canada & Australia: 8 observations

Tomorrow marks 9 weeks since we left Australia! Here are some things that have surprised, interested and confounded me over the last two months, from the mundane to the more profound. I want to emphasise that these are observations, not … Continue reading

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Australia Day Weekend Wrap

Instalment three of Project Mini Break (also known as three weekends at the beach in a row) wrapped up on Monday after the Australia Day long weekend in Hopetoun. Hopetoun is a tiny spec on the WA south coast 160km … Continue reading

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10 things I love about living in the country

I just spent $900 to get home for my Dad’s 60th in February*. Yep, almost $1000 and I won’t even cross an ocean or international border. In times like these I like to remind myself why I live where I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Australia. Where everyone hates each other.

One of the first differences I observed upon moving from the east coast of Australia to the west coast was this: all over food packaging, advertising and various media the ultimate selling point over here is ‘Made in Western Australia’, … Continue reading

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

I’ve been in the twin-cities for the last week doing a work experience placement at the daily newspaper while staying with my journalist friend Rania. And I LOVE IT HERE.  Kalgoorlie, for those outside Australia, is a mining town in … Continue reading

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