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It’s time to brush up on your Aussie twang, and take a trip down under with our holiday blog dedicated to all things Australian. We’ve also included New Zealand in our blog, so in effect you get two for the price of one! Find out about national parks, local wildlife, sport, events, and the local tipple. There are plenty of tourist attractions to blog about . . . → Read More: Welcome

Glasgow Sees Boost in Job Opportunities Overseas

Glasgow Sees Boost in Jobs Opportunities Overseas

Glasgow Sees Boost in Jobs Opportunities Overseas

Scots might be able to start dreaming about starting a new life in Canada, Australia, or New Zealand following a proclamation at the SECC that stated that this dream will soon be a reailty. This is due to the fact that there are now many new jobs available in these countries that will help boost immigration into the countries.

New . . . → Read More: Glasgow Sees Boost in Job Opportunities Overseas

The Magic of an Australian Road Trip

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Breathtaking! That’s the first word that comes to mind if we talk about the picturesque beauty of Australia. Nothing would be better than experiencing and living every moment of this divine environment than covering it by road. From the coastal journeys to the adventures, a road trip to experience the real Australia is the ideal way to experience its magnificent beauty.

The trip . . . → Read More: The Magic of an Australian Road Trip

Interdean examines the expat cost of living in Australia

Interdean international removal experts have issued a statement regarding recent news that there are many Australian cities that are affordable for expats. 

An Australia Forum report found that many of Australia’s cities are no longer in the list of the 30 most expensive places for expats to move to in the world. In fact, the new biannual cost of living in either Canberra or Sydney placed the . . . → Read More: Interdean examines the expat cost of living in Australia

Backpacking around New Zealand

Lots of people stay in New Zealand for a few months, whilst they are travelling the World, or they may want just a short break.

However, some backpackers spend time working and travelling in the country. To do this you must have a visa, the most common of which is the WHV (Working Holiday Visa).

This allows the traveller to travel and work for up to 2 years . . . → Read More: Backpacking around New Zealand

Touring surfers should not ignore New Zealand

New Zealand is a small country situated in the South Pacific, it is not, as some think, a part of Australia. It has a population of only 4 million and is an undiscovered paradise, often slipping under the radar of the touring surfer.

There are two islands in the country, North Island and South Island, with an extremely large coastline, considering the relatively small landmass. With the . . . → Read More: Touring surfers should not ignore New Zealand

The great Aussie tradition of working abroad still exists

There are many Australian traditions, but one of the big rites of passage is heading off west and working abroad for a couple of years. London has for decades been the city of choice for young, eager Aussies to sample life outside of the sun, surf and sangers (sandwiches). Granted the numbers have slowed in recent years thanks to the recession, but those who can make . . . → Read More: The great Aussie tradition of working abroad still exists

Qantas reap the rewards of their New Zealand connection

It has been revealed that Qantas has received a one off payment worth $NZ156m from the New Zealand route and the airline has said that they have made a stern effort to tidy up the way they accounted for this subsidiary.

The annual accounts which were files in NZ for Jetconnect, the airline which operates the trans-Tasman Sea flights for Qantas, have shown that it returned a . . . → Read More: Qantas reap the rewards of their New Zealand connection

‘Titanic’ businessman opens dinosaur theme park

Although many people would consider building a Titanic replica as enough distraction, businessman Clive Palmer has found enough time to launch another massive tourism project. Earlier this year, the billionaire commissioned the building of a life-size replica of the titanic in a Chinese shipyard. The billionaire is hoping to offer holiday cruises on the route from Southampton to New York.

The Australian billionaire also opened on Saturday, . . . → Read More: ‘Titanic’ businessman opens dinosaur theme park

Enjoyable Australian train journeys

There can be no argument about the fact that Australia is huge, and that distances between cities and different regions can seem daunting, especially as we Brits see London to Glasgow as a major journey.

Australia, of course, has a substantial air transport system, but it still also enjoys and makes use of its national and intra-state rail network. Trains in Australia have an extremely good safety . . . → Read More: Enjoyable Australian train journeys

Three Avatar sequels could transform ‘Middle Earth’

There are currently three Avatar sequels on the way and this could transform Middle-earth into a futuristic world in the coming years. James Cameron is also set to film them in New Zealand as he actually loved filming in New Zealand since the cast and crew had a spectacular experience when doing the first film.

Cameron, the New Zealand Prime minister and producer Jon Landau made the . . . → Read More: Three Avatar sequels could transform ‘Middle Earth’