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The Lucky Country making its own luck

Australia may be the self-titled Lucky Country, but the thing about luck is that that you make your own, and Australia seems to be doing pretty well at it.  Continue reading

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New Zealand: Scotland on steroids; Hollywood magic; and rodeo cowboys

The mountains and lakes of New Zealand’s South Island are better than being like Scotland’s on steroids. It’s also got a bit of old-time Hollywood magic dust sprinkled over it to create a sense of community – even amongst cowboys. Continue reading

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Cycling for African Australians and Cambodians

“The west was lost long before we got here.” In 2012, The Age newspaper exclaimed that Melbourne’s west, and particularly its suburb of Footscray, had been “lost” as young African Australians were turning to alcohol and drugs. The quote above … Continue reading

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Building a picture of Melbourne with beer

Of the 80 posts from our previous blog Phnom Penh Pal, there was one that was far more read than any other. That post was about my language teacher and friend who was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge, escaped a killing … Continue reading

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