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    Aug
    9
    2018

    Port Douglas is about an hour's drive north of Cairns and is supposedly nicer than Cairns. We wouldn't know, as all we saw of Cairns was the airport. The first thing that struck me about this part of Australia was how tropical it was....


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     09-08-18

     Australia, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda

    Categories: Australia, Travel

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    Jul
    5
    2018

    When we lived in Australia, we never saw the outback. This was due to a series of circumstances but the dominating factor was that we had a car in Melbourne and didn't want to rent a second one in the Northern Territory....


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     05-07-18

     Australia, Red Centre, Uluru, outback

    Categories: Australia, travel

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    Jun
    10
    2018

    I've been to Adelaide once before. When we lived in Melbourne, Dan and I adopted an Australian attitude to driving and drove 8 hours to visit my cousin Frances and her boyfriend Rob. This time, as we live in Edinburgh, it was easier to fly....


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     10-06-18

     Adelaide, Australia, travel, wedding

    Categories: Australia, travel

    Bye Melbourne

    It was with an overwhelming amount of organisation (and some sadness) that we finally left Melbourne. Only now do I appreciate the value of having parents to leave all your stuff with so you dont have to deal with it....


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     07-10-15

     Australia, Melbourne, travel

    Categories: Australia, Travel

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    Oct
    4
    2015

    Last year we got a tour bus from Melbourne to the Twelve Apostles via the Great Ocean Road. You can read about it here, when I was a lot less verbose in my blog posts. We really wanted to drive ourselves...


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     04-10-15

     Australia, Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Travel

    Categories: Australia, Travel

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    Sep
    22
    2015

    When I lived in Galway Id often drive across the width of Ireland to Wicklow for the weekend. It was lengthy and boring. What I didnt realise was that theres no such thing as a long drive in Ireland. Australians wouldnt think twice...


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     22-09-15

     Adelaide, Stawell, Australia, travel, koala

    Categories: Australia, Travel

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    Sep
    4
    2015

    In classic Irish fashion, my friend Laura decided to come to Australia too. Her presence, combined with my rather flexible working hours AND the fact that Im leaving soon, mean I constantly drag her on sightseeing roadtrips. Shes been here about a week...


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     04-09-15

     Sovereign Hill, Australia, Melbourne, travel

    Categories: Australia, Travel

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    Jun
    16
    2015

    Since arriving in Melbourne, Paulette, a family friend of Dans, has been wonderful to us. She feeds us, teaches us about driving with the trams, and yesterday brought us to Healesville Animal Sanctuary using two of her family passes....


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     16-06-15

     Australia, travel, wombat, Healesville

    Categories: Australia, Travel,

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    Jun
    15
    2015

    Since I lived in Melbourne until I was 2, logic would dictate that I had 2 birthdays here already. On my first birthday, my parents brought me for a walk on Frankston beach where I waddled around in a small red jumper. A nice idea, we all agreed, would be that I spend my third ...


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     15-06-15

     Australia, birthday, Melbourne, Frankston

    Categories: Australia, Travel

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    May
    24
    2015

    Maybe its because Australians arent really into tea, so they dont realise the merit of a top quality biscuit to dip in the tea. Whatever the cause, Australians are terrible at biscuits. And chocolate. ...


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     24-05-15

     Biscuits, Anzac biscuits, Australia, tea

    Categories: Travel, Australia

    Living in Another Country

    Ive been in Melbourne for one month now. As it turns out, moving to another country is quite different to travelling or holidaying. Before I left I pictured us driving up the Great Ocean Road in the cheapest working car we could find, ...


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     22-05-15

     Travel, Australia

    Categories: Travel, Australia

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