Archive for April, 2012

After the COE: The Definitive Guide to a Smooth Transition to University in Australia

After the COE: The Definitive Guide to a Smooth Transition to University in Australia

You open the mail and you’ve just received your Confirmation of Enrolment. Congratulations! You show it to the folks and they’re proud of you and how you’re going to be spending a tidy sum of their savings on a piece of paper. In a couple of months, you’ll be landing in Australia to study, live, [...]

The Art of Acting Australian

The Art of Acting Australian

One cannot be more laid back than an Australian. Many nationalities have their stereotypes. Germans are said to be very serious, organised, and efficient. Americans have an arrogant, fanatically patriotic attitude and a love for all things deep fried. All French people walk around in berets and striped sweaters and carry sticks of bread. Australians [...]

Sleeping on a Shoestring: A Short Guide to Couchsurfing

Sleeping on a Shoestring: A Short Guide to Couchsurfing

What is it? And they say the internet makes you less social… Couchsurfing is what happens when internet gurus caught the travel bug: travellers from all walks of life make contact with an equally diverse pool of  hosts, offering good company and a couple of beers in exchange for a bed (couch, sleeping mat) for [...]