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Moving to Australia: An American’s Helpful Tips

Since I’ve been back in the States from Australia I have had many people who are amazed with my story.  My past 9 months consisted of moving to a country where I knew no one- to live, travel, and work while having the time of my life.  Everyone has loved hearing my story and wishing […]

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Australian Pub Culture: A Bartender’s Tales and Tips

I never thought I would learn so much about the Australian culture by working at a pub in the city.  There really is no better way to meet and get to know locals than being around them in an element where they feel the most comfortable.  I have been working at a pub called The […]

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The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk: Gorgeous Views and Spectacular Beaches

There are a few things that you have to experience when traveling to Sydney.  Something that you can’t miss is the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.  Not only does the walk provide you with some amazing exercise, it gives you access to some of the most gorgeous ocean views I have ever seen.  So put […]

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WTF Australia?

Overall the transition of moving to the other side of the world has gone quite smoothly and with minimum disruption and confusion.  This is all disregarding the language barrier that I speak of in my blog “How to Speak Australian: Lingo and Tips to Understand the Aussies.”  Other than that there are only a few […]

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Working in Australia: An American’s Experiences and Tips

I have been in Australia about a month and am proud to say I’m currently employed.  Unfortunately my job is not ideal and I’m in the process of finding something bigger and better as soon as possible.  Finding employment in Sydney isn’t hard but it does take some time to find the right job for […]

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How to Speak Australian: Lingo and Tips to Understand the Aussies

I thought moving to Australia was going to be a cake walk since we do share a common language called “English.”  I couldn’t have been more more wrong thanks to their accents, which can be very difficult to understand, and their ridiculous lingo aka made up words.  Keeping up with the Aussies can be hard […]

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Drinking Down Under: Well They Try and Limit The Aussies…

When I first came to Australia I was expecting very lax alcohol and drinking laws and the beer to inexpensively flow like water.  I was under the impression that Aussies were kind of lushes and just assumed it was because it was cheap and readily available, such as Mexico.  This is not the case unfortunately […]

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3 Weeks Down: Sydney is My New Home

I still can’t believe I’ve been living in Australia for almost 3 weeks now.  I can’t lie, I’m kind of proud of myself considering all that I’ve accomplished thus far.  We’ll all but a job, but that is seriously happening tomorrow along with opening a bank account.  Anyways I have met some amazingly fun and […]

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Sydney, Australia: First Impressions of My New City

The moment I finally arrived in Sydney I knew right away I had chosen the correct location for my upcoming adventures in the new year.  Once my friend Rhodri arrived we took a taxi to the his friend’s apartment in Coogee Bay, where I would be staying for the first week.  By 4 pm I […]

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No Turning Back: My Journey to Australia

This past week has been insane due to the holidays and unexpected visitors in town; I have literally been all over the place.   Christmas was spent with my immediate family, parents and brother, and was very laid back.  This was amazing for me considering how stressed out I had been about finally getting packed.  I […]