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Moving to the Land Down Under

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Whenever you hear someone referencing Australia it’s almost guaranteed that someone will crack off their best Crocodile Dundee accent and shout “G’day, mate!” at the top of their lungs. I know I do and I know it’s horrible but it’s like a medical condition I can’t control. I’m sure all Australians hate when people do that so I try my best not to do it in public where I could be shamed to death. There are a lot of wonderful reasons to consider moving to Australia even without the stereotypical accents. Let’s take a look at them now.

Living in Australia

This country can seem like a strange pocket of the planet where all kinds of different animals and scenery exist. It’s hard to think of another place in the world where you can access beautiful oceanic views and then find yourself boiling in the desert. Don’t believe me? Not only is the scenery wonderful, the wages are pretty amazing too; but if you are looking to move to Australia then you’ll still want to make sure that you can afford to live there. This link provides information on the median wages as broken down by the different states. It should also help you decide where is best for you to settle, based on your budget and needs.

Addressing the dangers

A lot of people are terrified of Australia because of the clearly dangerous animals that stalk the country like box jellyfish, the brown snake and the funnel web spider. In all honesty, a person is more likely to die by horseback riding than by a wild animal attack. Reading this blog, which is written by an ex-pat from the UK gives a real-life, reveals an honest opinion of living in Australia. He moved there in 2007 with his wife and daughter and along with several facts also uploads videos of his adventures. If you’re concerned about potential crime in Australia, because let’s face it the media isn’t very nice, check out this neat comparison chart that shows the difference between Australia and the UK. You’ll see that the two countries are really very similar. They are both pretty safe if you think about them compared to the USA.

Biting the bullet

So you’ve decided to join the rest of us in biting the bullet and moving to this amazing country. Awesome! So once you get here you’ll probably be overwhelmed with all the different scenes, animals, buildings and lifestyles. Australia is a hotspot for backpackers since it’s so budget-friendly and offers so much. No doubt you’ll be taking hundreds of pictures and wanting to share the amazingness with all your friends and family back home.

A great and super-easy way to do that is to create your own website. I, along with many others, have found that this particular site builder from 1&1 makes it really easy to do so. I’m not very technical and I would probably be more likely to cause the internet to break than to make it better, but I found it really easy to create my own site. They’ve got videos and FAQ sheets that make it simple and spell it out for you that can help take the guessing game out of making your own site. So, my adventurous friend, go forth and delve into the land down-under and share your adventures with the world!


Article and Photo by: Shanaka Thanapathy | Australian Times

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