Metropolis Bookshop

A long time ago, my sister-out-law took me to this incredible bookshop. At the time, I didn’t know Melbourne and the location of this store did not register in my relocated brain. We walked there, stepped into the building, walked up three flights of stairs, browsed for an hour, paid for our purchases, walked…

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You Never Lamb Alone

Did you know Aussies love lamb? In fact, in 2010, roast lamb was declared the national dish by popular vote. It is a beloved Sunday night ritual, the roast lamb dinner. The roast lamb is typical prepared with rosemary and served with potatoes and other roasted vegetables. Naturally, lamb gets a…

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Hello Sunday Morning

Last week I attended Swarm Conference, Australia’s only conference for online community managers. I’ll spare you all the nerdtastic details as most of it doesn’t relate to the expat experience. There was one presentation, however, that is of interest and it’s also important. Jamie Moore talked about his community, Hello Sunday Morning,…

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Expat Star Awards 2014

Stumble Down Under has been honoured with 3rd place in MyCurrencyTransfer.com Expat Star Awards 2014. This prestigious awards event recognises, celebrates and rewards the sheer hard work, effort and creativity that goes into making an expat blog invaluable to its expat community. We want to show our true appreciation and…

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How to Cope with the Australian Sun

Here in Melbourne we’re still layering up before we head out and brave the chill, but those winter clouds will part and the grey sky will be bright with the blistering hot Australian sun. The incidence of skin cancer in Australia is one of the highest in the world. According to…

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