Tag Archives: Western Australia

The Amazing Aussie Adventure: It’s the Little Differences

In the classic Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction, the characters played by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson discuss what Europe is like compared to the USA. Travolta’s character Vincent Vega puts it best when he says “You know what the … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Surfing Dude

Image: allianceabroad.com One of the things I wanted to take up when I came to Australia was learn to surf. It seemed like a simple enough task — I’d surfed once or twice in the past and had managed to … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Beach life

I wrote a few weeks ago about swimming outdoors at Serpentine Falls, and how it was the only time I’ve been wild swimming other than at Highgate Ponds in London. Swimming is something I enjoy a lot. I like the … Continue reading

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It’s raining in Esperance

Esperance is an odd kind of city, on the south-west coast of Western Australia. It has a modest population of about 15,000 people, but with a reputation for the best beaches in the world Esperance is a draw for cruise … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe beach

This weekend the Amazing Aussie Adventure continued as I got the opportunity to check out the opening of Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe beach. Cottesloe is a tremendously popular beach in Perth, but I’d never visited it properly before — then … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Perth zoo

As a belated birthday outing, we went to Perth zoo on the Friday after I arrived. Despite sleeping very little on the flight from London to Singapore earlier in the week, I’d been fortunate that I hadn’t too much difficulty … Continue reading

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Amazing Aussie Adventure: the facts

Those of you joining this program already in progress may have questions about this Amazing Aussie Adventure I am on. Questions like why is a 30-something marketing exec and copywriter from London in Western Australia? What is he doing? What … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Serpentine Falls

To begin with, it felt like a dream. My first days in Australia were spent in a suburb in Perth’s hills, a place called Karragullen. The area is almost completely unnoticed and quiet, with a large oval just a few steps … Continue reading

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