The major differences between an Aussie and British Christmas

Christmas can be a surprisingly different, new and fun experience for Australian expats in the UK.

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10 things I wish I knew before moving to the UK

You might know what flip flops are, but do you know what they call undies? LAURENCE DRISCOLL helps us traverse those first few months in the UK when you come from the land down under.

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How does the food takeaway culture differ Down Under?

Asian styles of cooking are the most sought after in Australia, but that’s not surprising considering the amount of Asian immigrants who have settled Down Under over the years.

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Aussie life is simply better than ours in the UK. And don’t you lot just know it

The quality of life seems to be far superior over there on the other side of the world. So why don’t all we Britons move into all that open space and indulge in the Australian lifestyle? Typically, we can’t be arsed.

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Hitting home: How’s the serenity in Australia?

Seeing the beauty of Australia through the eyes of a tourist, or the naivety and innocence of a Darryl Kerrigan, is just one of the many great lessons you learn from living overseas.

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In Britain, there’s a few words an Aussie needs to get right

I’d managed to negotiate the fruit and vegetable aisle – where capsicums are peppers, eggplants are aubergines, mandarins are clementines or satsumas, snow peas are mange tout and zucchini are courgettes – but earned ‘The Look’ at the checkout when I asked for ‘cash out’.

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Posh English vs Aussie men: cultural deviations in masculinity

Many Aussie blokes were Englishmen just a couple of centuries ago, yet I had never heard even the most arty Aussie male talk about crying at the ballet, let alone proudly and in public.

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Moving to London from Australia: what to pack and what to leave behind

Moving to the other side of the world can be overwhelming, but the cost of literal ‘extra baggage’ and backaches from poor planning is worse. Keep things simple with a guide to packing for London.

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Little gems that’ll help you save money when moving between UK and Australia

There is no doubt that moving to the other side of the world can be costly, but with some careful planning there are plenty of ways to save both time and money in the process.

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You’re not in Australia anymore, and you’ve just wrecked your car: here’s what you need to know

When you have a car accident, you’ll discover that UK law differs from Australian law when it comes to personal injury.

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Australia the most expensive place in the world… again

It’s not always such a great feeling being top in the world. This Deutsche Bank PPP report just goes to show how expensive Australia is.

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Who has the most expensive groceries, Australia or the UK?

INFOGRAPHIC: Compare the prices of groceries in Australia versus the UK. Who pays more to do the shopping?

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10 things you will miss about London after you leave

Home is beckoning and you are ready to pack up and leave. Before you do, think about all the things you’re going to miss about London and make the most of the time you have left.

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Do I belong in the UK more than I belong in Australia?

HONEYMOONING NOMAD: Give me a home away from gum trees… with a little less sun, please…

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How does life in the UK compare to life in Australia? [infographic]

Here’s a picture of what your life would be like if you were born in the UK and lived there instead of in Australia. The results may surprise you.

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