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Something I always look out for when I travel is how a particular area or city is providing for their inhabitants, in terms of cultural landscaping but also how innovative they are in creating a comfortable living space for locals and visitors alike.
During my recent visit to Queensland and the city of Cairns in particular, one of the first things that caught my attention were the daily sports …

[ Written by Katja | 19 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

O Australia! The country that has captured my heart with its great open roads, natural beauty, exotic weather, amazing quality of life, out-of-this-world vintage shopping (once you know where to look) and my favourite city in the world: Melbourne.
I’ve had the most amazing 20 months in this country and as my second year working visa fast approaches its expiration date, I feel the urge to advertise and sell Australia as …

[ Written by Sophie | 29 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

Over on the far western side of Australia, just off the coast of the most isolated city in the World, lies a small island of swooping hillsides and golden beaches with strange unique animals roaming the land. Seabirds dive above the brilliant turquoise sea that holds fantastic coral and strange gloopy sea-slugs that lurk in the clear waters of secret coves. Dark deep crevices in the cliffs cause you to …

[ Written by Sophie | 4 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Melbourne has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the most livable cities in the world. Prior to visiting I knew it was home to Dame Edna, the Aussie Tennis Open and a killer coffee culture. A proud member of the guidebook-free travelling generation, it was thanks to walking the streets and exploring alleyways in search of Melbourne’s finest flat white that I stumbled upon what is fast becoming one …

[ Written by Frankie | 21 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

In 2010 my friend Jodie sporadically decided to put her stuff in storage and travel to Australia for a few months.  A few months grew quickly into a year and right before the start of 2012 she set foot on American soil for the first time since she left.  I was excited to see her again, but to be quite honest I almost didn’t recognize her.  Never mind …

[ Written by guest | 18 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

Dear Ladies of the World,
If you are currently in the beautiful and cultural city of Melbourne, please do make sure you swing past our first Australian Flea Market! It’s being held on Saturday 10th March.
I have met so many lovely girls who are worrying slightly about how they’re going to get their hands on the cash that will make their trip enjoyable… So many have flights booked anywhere from India …

[ Written by Sophie | 6 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

He draws me closer.  His pull is magnetic and powerful yet warm and welcome as I tilt my head to one side and soak up the sight of him.  He is big, tall and strong.  He makes all manner of bold statements.  He is iconic.
It is love at first sight.

He is a bridge.  The Sydney Harbour Bridge.
There have been other bridges – The Golden Gate, Brooklyn Bridge, Tower Bridge – …

[ Written by guest | 19 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]

Perth was nothing like what I expected. Located in Western Australia (WA) and being the most isolated city in the world, I expected it to be a very small condensed place with all the excitement residing in the city centre. In fact, the fun lies across the entire expanse of Perth throughout many suburbs which if not explored; means you haven’t fully seen Perth and everything it has to offer. …

[ Written by Sophie | 19 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | ]

Tweed Ride. Sounds quite enigmatic doesn’t it?
Well, it’s pretty much what it says on the tin: people dressed in tweed riding around on bikes. This group bicycle ride began in London where participants were to dress in traditional British cycling attire on vintage classic bicycles to embrace the spirit of the old days and the fashionable vintage era of transport!

Photograph via Yet another blooming blog
This peculiar but nostalgic event, dubbed ‘Tweed …

[ Written by Sophie | 8 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

When I think of Australian beaches, it’s usually beautiful stretches of sand, rolling luscious surf, babes of both gender laying out to bake, and the odd irrational but understandable fear of jellyfish, sharks, etc lurking in the unknown depths. I love the beach, but sometimes when you want to get some serious swimming done and get that blood pumping, a pool can be a tad easier than worrying about dangerous …

[ Written by Sophie | 1 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
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