Australia – Best Place to Live?

It started when I opened my eyes on Tuesday morning. The familiar depression of back-to-work-in-the-rain Tuesday after a Bank Holiday Monday.

It got worse five minutes later when the radio announced in the news “Australia has been voted the best place to live and work – for the third year running.”

Having lived in Australia for two years and refusing the set foot outside until an hour before the visa expired, I am acutely aware of this. I reluctantly and begrudgingly boarded a plane back to the UK – which, for your information, placed 10th in the ‘Better Life Index’!

It proceeded to get worse still when I trawled through 45 unread messages at my desk to see an email asking: ‘Do You Need a Fresh Start in Australia?’.
Impeccable marketing. How did they know? I’ve been invited to take the eligibility test and hey-presto, start packing for a new life, nine levels greater than my current one.

Sara Hardman Travels

Global Visas – selling the dream

As far as I can see, there are only three reasonable ways to approach this:

1. Admit defeat and fall in to a major depression on failing to meet the ‘Visa Wizard’ eligibility test. Yes, of course I had a go!

2. Temporarily relocate to a country that spectacularly crashed and burnt on the list, thus fully appreciating the glory of tenth place on my return. Maybe Turkey?

3. Go in search of five reasons why the UK is an amazing alternative to Australia. (Ten is, of course, the natural choice but I’ve deemed this too ambitious!)

Having thoroughly considered my options, I am setting out in earnest to find the top five things that put the Great in Britain.

Sara Hardman Travels

Bognor… or Bondi? This is going to be tough!

All help gratefully accepted…

Here’s the article which caused all the unrest!


2 thoughts on “Australia – Best Place to Live?

  1. Yes this naff weather does make you think of warmer climes. I’m due to head back out to Australia in 2-3 months but only for a few weeks. I can somehow console myself with trading a British summer for an Aussie winter.

    Did you know that in recent years Melbourne was twice voted the most liveable city in the world?

  2. Ah, I wish I could say that! I’d love to get back again. I popped back for my birthday but getting there and back in two weeks was exhausting.
    I really liked Melbourne but was drawn north by the Sydney lifestyle and then the Brisbane weather. Amazing place and a well deserved number one.

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