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Where I’m At Part 2 – A Series of Vaguely Linear Thoughts on Life in Aachen

So it’s been a while. The purpose of these 2 articles has ostensibly been to direct people who ask the inevitable “so what are you actually doing” question to something. I decree that an update is in order. Last time … Continue reading

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Where I’m At – A Series of Vaguely Linear Thoughts on Life in Aachen

As some of you may know, I am now living in Aachen, a small town in far West Germany (seriously, you can’t get any further west, it’s just trees and then France). I’m completing a German language course here, as … Continue reading

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Christmas in Europe

I left Australia on the 24th of November, in a mad dash for pastures not necessarily greener, but certainly a different shade for inspection. Brown-ish in Germany, I guess. Barely visible in Iceland under a ridiculous layer of snow. I … Continue reading

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5 Regrets From Recent Travels

I’ve been all over the place these last 3 weeks, flitting from city to city in no discernible pattern, and have had a lot of fun doing it. But there are a few things I missed out on, which I’m … Continue reading

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End of an… error? – Lessons Learned From Seven Years at Uni

I’m currently winding up my final semester of undergraduate education. Nothing too atypical about this situation, besides the fact that I started over six and a half years ago. It’s been a somewhat bumpy road, but at 5:15pm on the … Continue reading

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Shall we generalise? – Ze Curious Case of German Manners

Fine. Let’s talk about the Germans. Be forewarned; this is a blog in which some people may find a few ideas they disagree with, Germans and Australians alike. There are going to be a few generalisations, which I might discover … Continue reading

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You’re going to…. Iceland?

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been asked by several people WHY I’m going to Iceland. Sometimes it’s been genuine curiosity, people trying to understand what drew me to Iceland as opposed to somewhere similar like Sweden or Denmark, … Continue reading

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Pause for Propaganda: Solar Energy & Germany

I’m not going to do this too often, but I did promise myself that I’d get stuck into environmental issues from time to time. So here’s the first of a series of commentaries on articles which highlight the different attitudes … Continue reading

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5 Things I Will Miss About Melbourne (Part 2)

See here for Part 1. 4.     The Melting Pot Melbourne is still the most multicultural city I’ve ever been to. Though I’m told cities like New York and London may have a larger ethnic population, there’s no city … Continue reading

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5 Things I Will Miss About Melbourne (Part 1)

I have a tendency to whinge. Any friend (or passer-by) who has seen me in a bad mood, or hungover, or simply having missed out on a vital three extra minutes of sleep will be able to tell you this. … Continue reading

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