Living in Australia

As you might have read in On vacation in Australia, I can recommend Sydney for a vacation, if you are the vacation type. I myself am no. I came over to work a bit in the Australian office and check out whether living here for the winter part of the German year is viable, simply trying to avoid winter depression.

It’s a very different perspective if you think about living in a country instead of vacationing. Suddenly issues become relevant that you can ignore as a visitor. Continue reading “Living in Australia”

On vacation in Australia

If you ever wanted to go to Australia for a vacation, I can recommend it. I myself never get this need for travelling, but a lot of Germans seem to consider it a worthy trip. And that might be due to the fact that it is hard to get away any further. Well, technically, there is a wet spot a few hundred kilometers east of the coast of New Zealand that is exactly the opposite of where I live in Germany. But after 30hrs of flight, teensy details like that NZ is another 4 hours by plane stop to matter. Continue reading “On vacation in Australia”

In Australia

They say the heat and the flies here can drive a man insane. But you don’t have to believe that, and nor does that bright mauve elephant that just cycled past.
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Several people have noticed I went to Australia for a while and asked how I like it. And well, guess the main point of setting up another blog was to answer exactly those questions once for everyone and save me from the awkward “oh, I thought I told you already” moments.

After starting this as one article, I figured that I was again writing stuff that is too long. People may blame the internet generation and their attention span, but there is nothing wrong making stuff easier to be read. So here are the separate articles: