I have absolutely been spoiled by London, and it may not be a good thing

‘Culture shock’ is the term usually used for an immigrant or tourist becoming disorientated when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. But could it apply in reverse when you are trying to integrate your way back into life after returning home?

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Best park life in London: It’s the place to be for summer sun frivolity

LONDON’S 10 TOP GREEN SPACES: The concept of ‘going to the park’ in Australia conjures up images of children’s birthday parties and unruly teenagers looking for a place to drink after dark. In London, the park stands for something completely different.

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Countryside delights and seaside rambles: six great day trips and weekend escapes from London

Some quintessentially English options within easy reach of London for a day’s adventure or weekend away.

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Kebabs in London – a late night revelation

Why have they given me a fork? Kebabs aren’t meant to be civilised!

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A pick-up line you will only ever hear in London

A romantic offer only Londoner could successfully deploy and fall for…

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Australia stands firm with UK in face of terror, says PM following London attack

“We will never let them intimidate us or challenge our democratic way of life,” says Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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London terror attack: Australian resident among injured

A woman from South Australia is recovering in hospital after narrowly avoiding death in Wednesday’s horror at Westminster.

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Do you say ‘thank you’ to the London bus driver?

A simple trip on the bus makes an Aussie expat question her perceptions of what common courtesy is. Are Aussies more polite than Brits?

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Kitting out your new London digs: should you go new or second hand?

Most Aussies coming to London aren’t making a permanent move, so finding affordable options to fit out their new home is a must. There’s markets, and then there’s Argos…

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Top 6 UK cities you simply must visit

From stately homes and castles, to world-class museums, art galleries and entertainment venues, the UK’s cities have plenty of attractions for everyone.

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Booze culture: Britain versus Australia – is alcohol political correctness going too far?

From the workplace to the pub, wild parties to family gatherings – Brits and Aussies both love a drink. But how much is too much, and are stricter laws and restrictions, such as Lloyd’s of London’s new alcohol ban, necessary?

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That moment when I realised London was my home

It took a chance encounter with a barfly and his dog at the pub down the road for this Aussie expat to discover he was a London local.

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It’s easy for an Aussie expat to pick up a London accent, innit

But don’t just think the expat affliction of acquiring an English accent is necessarily about contracting posh, clipped tones and a habit of saying yo-gurt, instead of yogurt.

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Five biggest travel fails: suck it up and laugh

What’s the point in travelling if you don’t have a good story to tell at the end of it?

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Got a spare 48 hours in wintery London? Here’s what to do…

A ‘not your usual whistle-stop tourist itinerary’ for the visitor to London, or just some great ideas for locals looking for something a little different to do to keep their cockles warm.

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