Tag Archives: Australia

Phillip Island is a Must-See

If you travel to Australia be sure to make Phillip Island a part of your travel. It’s about a 90 minute car ride from Melbourne but well worth the visit. You’ll see Koala’s, Penguins and Wallaby’s in their natural environment … Continue reading

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Solar Energy in Australia – unintended consequences

They don’t throw public money away to the extent that we do in America but Australians do their best individually to save energy (because it’s so darn expensive here). Solar panels are very popular and the objective has been to … Continue reading

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America influence on Australia

Walking around Melbourne I was astonished to see a poster notice of “occupy Melbourne” scheduled at (the Melbourne equivalent) Wall Street for later this week. There are many similarities in American and Australian politics. Australia is led by the Labor … Continue reading

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Melbourne is a Big City

The five hundred mile flight south from the east coast city of Sydney to the south coast city of Melbourne was uneventful except for two hours of distress listening to a very unhappy toddler. The temperature is noticeably cooler here … Continue reading

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Australian Public Transportation is first class

Someone had great vision when they started developing Sydney many long years ago. If you can afford the high housing cost, you can skip the cost of a car and get anywhere you want to by ferry, train, bus, taxi, … Continue reading

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The Australian Forests are Incredible

Every indication has been that Australia is just a big desert but nothing can be further from the truth. Today I took a scheduled tour of the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and discovered that Australia not only has beautiful … Continue reading

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Sydney Harbour

Today will be a highlight in my memory banks forever. I thought that Lake Como in Italy could never be beat for it’s beauty, serenity, hospitality, and history. That’s a lot of y’s…. However, what Sydney has done with this … Continue reading

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Kangaroos and Australia

I met three housewives who travelled to Sydney from West of Brisbane on a girls weekend trip to the big city from small town Eastern Australia and I asked them about kangaroos. Well apparently they are overrun with Kangaroos. Listen … Continue reading

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Arrival in Australia

If you can afford business class, I have to say that the long direct flight from Dallas to Brisbane, Australia on Qantus Airline is nothing short of pleasurable. The seat drops to a full (skinny) bed on demand and the … Continue reading

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