Sydney vs Melbourne! Which to visit if you’re short of time!

Having lived in Australia for 2 years, I often get asked which I prefer, Melbourne or Sydney? Australia has so much to offer that it can be difficult to tick off all of your wish-list on a short holiday and it's understandable people want to pack in as much as possible as flights to Australia certainly aren't cheap especially from the UK! So I decided to write this article to help you decide which of the famous cities to visit on your trip to Australia! Both, by the way, are fabulous places to see!... Read More...
peopel watching Balcony bar Byron bay East Coast Australia

Why Byron Bay is my absolute favourite place in the world!

I discovered Byron Bay a little by accident. I was applying for jobs in Australia knowing very little about the country except that there was better weather than the UK but more snakes!  I only specified to the recruitment company that I wanted to live in easy commuting distance of a beach and not too far north due to the unbearable heat! So I was so so lucky to land a job after my first (slightly disastrous) telephone interview at Lismore Base Hospital! I took it knowing very little about the area, just excited to know I'd be living in the land down under! It was only when I started my research and stumbled across Byron Bay, a small quirky town with an abundance of personality AND beaches within easy commute of Lismore! ... Read More...