Category: Travel

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How to Survive the Long Haul to Australia

I had it in mind to publish this post when international borders are fully open and we are once more free to travel.  However, that seems like such a long way off, so I thought I would exercise my freedom to dream.  I know that there are so many people out there longing to see family and friends again, so let’s get prepared for the day when we can start to make travel plans. I’ll never forget the first words of my dear sister-in-law when we greeted her in the arrivals hall at Melbourne Airport: “God it’s a bloody long...

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What About the Dog?

It’s not every day you are presented with the opportunity to change your life completely and go and live in a new country.  The decisions to be made are huge and it’s often difficult to know where to start with the thought process.  As soon as Australia became a possibility for us, my mind went into overdrive.  But I can tell you that the very first thought that popped into my head – and subsequently straight out of my mouth, was ‘What about the dog?’  I laugh about that now, because surely my instinctive reaction ought to have been ‘What...

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5 Things you Need to Do as soon as you arrive in Melbourne

Congratulate yourself There are no two ways about it, it’s a blooming long way!  You are probably feeling like you don’t know which way is up, let alone what time of day your body thinks it is.  You made the very brave decision to emigrate to Australia some time ago. It’s been a huge upheaval. You’ve made it.  Welcome to Melbourne. Take a deep breath In … and breathe out slowly.  Sounds obvious I know, but you will have been going through a fair old rollercoaster of emotions in the past few hours, days, weeks, months.  A move to the...