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Phillip Island Wildlife Park

Australian animals don’t have the best reputation. It’s their own fault. They either want to sting, bite, burn or simply scare your pants off. Head to the water, it’ll be safe there. Hmm, actually, human-eating monstrous sharks straight from Jaws might get you, or the blood-thirsty giant crocodiles that have the cheek to lurk in salty waters. If you ecape them, watch out for the most ridiculous creature of all – brainless jellyfish…

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Things I have learnt in Australia.

I’ve been breathing Australian air for 2 years now.  I think hitting this 2 year mark is an excellent opportunity for some not-so-zen-like reflection. Life in Australia has equipped me with few good skills that are sure to boost my CV:) *** Od dwóch lat wdycham australijskie powietrze. Czas na refleksje! (a JAK!) Życie w Australii nauczyło mnie kilku rzeczy, które chętnie wpisze sobie na CV. 1. Catching waves. Australia is one massive island.…

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Melbourne’s Best Bits

Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city for 6 years in a row! Melbourneans think this is THE best award possible, and seem to mistake “liveable” for “best”… 😉 But, as described below, it is a cracker of a spot. It is considered the most cosmopolitan of all the Australian cities – boasting great food, coffee, fashion and a thriving arts scene. Melbourne may also be the least “Strayan” spot in the…

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Australia Day

Australia Day celebrated on 26 January is quite a controversial public holiday.  Each year it sparks fiery discussions about the current status of Aboriginal people and divides people into two camps. The day celebrates the arrival of the British ships in 1788 at Port Jackson  and establishment of the first European community in Australia.  Some people claim it was the day when Australia was founded. Others, however, call it Invasion Day because on that day…

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Christmas in Australia – Święta w Australii

Christmas in Australia is so relaxed! It’s summer, it’s beach weather and too hot for Santa to wear his full uniform! This year I had my first Christmas in Australia which was also my first Christmas away from Poland ever! The whole month of December felt a bit weird. The fact it’s an opposite season didn’t make it easier! I struggled to get into the Christmas spirit. I was afraid my lack of…

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