My aunt invited me to go and live with her in Melbourne. I was seriously considering it until I caught wind of the news that a literary agent wants to see my novel So now, I'm currently rewriting and polishing it in order for him to do so...We'll see how it goes, as my aunt's invitation is open ended.
I had the privelage of working an International Field Job, and I did live in Perth for a while. The Rents and Houses are High, LA or NYC kind of prices and the food compared to the US is a bit higher almost same and everything else was cheeper.
The People were open, would engage you in conversation, they enjoy their pranks, you will get some pulled on you.
They are good sports, with a spirited side. And unlike some places in the US they seemed to me a much more sincer people.
When they say Have a good day, they actualy mean it. Once you adapt to the language slang, ( learn about it before you try any phrases!...lol) you will be quite relaxed there. The living for me when I was there was good.
The People at work were Kind, and they would share knowledge, once they were around me a bit, and learned a bit about me. They saw I was trying to fit, and it was openly accepted. They are like any other, they want to know you first. So Just lay back, dont push to fit in, listen and ask folks about things. It will not take long to adapt.
One thing about Perth, and outlying towns, if you are sincer and easy going, you will not meet a stranger. They were good folks.
The weather is like most cities above the Deep south line in the US, they have seasons, bad and good spells, winter and summer, depending where you are. It s a big contenant, with lots of land in between the cities.
Australia is a fantastic place to live! You can choose which climate you like, by choosing different major cities to be near. I was born in Australia and have traveled from top to bottom. Work is like everywhere else, but better conditions and a very humane environment is typical of many Australian jobs.
Housing and food are not cheap here near the major cities, but in outer areas accomodation gets a lot cheaper. What would you like to know? You can read a lot of facts and see all parts of Australia here.
Before my husband has transferred to his present company wherein they have a staff house paying only Aud25 per week; he and his colleagues were paying Aud350 per week. Converted to Php that is a huge amount.
*Edit* Oooopppps scratch this first question. I saw your hub What cities are in Southern Australia? That is what they put in the brochure.
Also, is it true that they pay couples or even residents to have a child??????? I read that as one of the benefits and I was thinking it's kind of a fantastic idea. Do you have a low population there Earnest?
Yes only 25 million in a huge land like this. In the south of Australia you have the following capital cities.
Adelaide South Australia, Melbourne Victoria, Perth in Western Australia and Hobart in Tasmania. Each one of these states has hundreds of smaller towns and cities, but almost all of our population is in and around the coast. Yes we do pay couples to have kids! My daughter should be rich! Joking, they pay for one.
I may be able to offer some advice, got a boy out of China for his birth mother, and learnt a few things. especially about shonky immigration lawyers! You can email me though hubpages privately letting me know your thoughts. The people who came from your country that I know are very very happy here!
Earnest , I hope the Australian Tourist Board are flicking you some commission seriously I thought of that a few weeks back ,all this great word of mouth info that I have imparted (like you) and someone makin big bickies ,if ya get my drift.
Time for the airlines to give back (to us) I say...
My sis lives just outside of Loxton,Adelaide, I miss her heaps,havent seen her since I was in Melbourne 9 yrs ago (luv it there!)
P.S What has happened to Gulliver?? havent heard about him for a couple of weeks??
I just moved here two years ago - to Melbourne. I have lived in a few places and this one compares very favourably. Melbourne and Sydney are always up there near the top of lists of the best places to live in the world. Most people have a pretty good standard of living. It is clean, organised, efficiently run, good schools, good public amenities. Although Aussies complain about public transport I think it is pretty good. Lots going on culturally in Melbourne too. Many nice restaurants. Great countryside. Friendly people. Love it here if you can't tell! I also wrote a hub on Australia being the best place to live. Only bad side to Melbourne is it is too cold in winter for my liking - and too hot in summer (we had 47 degrees last summer) Sydney climate is a tiny bit better. When you get to Brisbane it starts getting too humid in summer. Think carefully about climate before you choose your area!
I agree with most of this, although I have lived in Melbourne for more than 30 years and although it does get hot, it seldom gets over 40 degrees for more than a day and we usually get cooling summer storms too. The winter is a bit cold for some, although the meam ambient temperature range is only 11.7 degrees C A cold night in Melbourne's winter can get down to 2 degrees C. Tasmania a little cooler.
Australia is fantastic, but I'm biased. I live in Perth but am currently in Brisbane for a few months for work. Both are fantastic. I don't want to live anywhere else in the world. If you're not sure, come for a visit first if you can.
Hi marco. I would love to. Unfortunately, it's quite expensive to travel in other countries. That's why we're considering it very carefully because if and when we go there, it will be more or less permanent .
social welfare in particular is at place, but taxes are higher of course. weather is different in different places?????but if you love sports and outdoor activities, australia is the place......I went to australia 2006, canberra and sydney...it is really amazing australia....love kiwis, dingo...tasmanian devil and kangaroos....
emieevil, there's a strong Filipino community in Sydney - I can't really speak for other capitals / States. There are Filipino cultural groups and churches etc. Definitely an established group in the community.
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