Vanuatu Diary

Vanuatu Diary

In late June/early July 2018 we had a two and a half week holiday to Vanuatu planned. This would be our first visit to this small Pacific nation. But just a week or so into the trip we had to return to Australia due to an unexpected serious illness of a close family member. However, even this brief contact left us with some good experiences and lasting impressions of the country and the people we met. Here is a short diary of our Vanuatu journey.

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Getting a Footy Fix in Australia's Sporting Capital - Melbourne

Getting a Footy Fix in Australia's Sporting Capital - Melbourne

The purpose of this post is to provide overseas visitors with a sort of “Dummies Guide to Football in Australia”. Should you be coming to Australia during the football season (March to the end of September) you’ll have the opportunity to partake in one or more of our national sporting obsessions – footy, in its various guises. Yes, we have four footy codes!

The impetus for this was a recent trip to Melbourne with a friend for a footy fix. And whether it’s football or just about any other sporting pursuit you care to name, the best place in Australia to see it is Melbourne. Melbournians love their sport and turn out in big numbers to support their favourite team, especially in AFL

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Sydney for Beginners (and a Few Hidden Gems)

Sydney for Beginners (and a Few Hidden Gems)

We wanted to do a post about Sydney, where we both grew up. The result is this post which covers some of our favourite Sydney places. Most are very well known, hence the title “Sydney for Beginners” and provides an introduction to Sydney for the first-time visitor with limited time. But we’ve also included a few lesser known spots - hidden gems - that mostly only locals know about.

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