Fit for 2013

After Christmas and New Year, many people make themselves a promise to get fit and there are plenty of different ways of doing this. In Germany, where there is plenty of snow on the ground at this time of year, Winter sports are popular.  Skating and skiing are widely enjoyed and many people young and […]

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Sweeping Changes in Germany

As of January 2013,Germany’s legendary chimney sweeps will be moving into a new era asGermanyhas opened up the trade to freelancers as well as the long-established registered tradesmen who have safeguarded the country’s roofs for decades.  Even in the 21st Century, chimneysweeps inGermany are still very much in demand, but there are relatively few people […]

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Sieze the day – every day

“Yolo” an English slang expression meaning “You only live once” has been voted “Youth Word of the Year” in an annual competition run by dictionary compilers Langenschiedt.   Young Germans can have a once in a lifetime experience inAustraliaby taking advantage of the Working Holiday Visa scheme.  Designed to facilitate a combination of work and […]

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Australian Culture – From Ancient to Modern

There are many jokes about the Australian Tourist Board receiving enquiries about how to get tickets for the Spanish Riding School and other Austrian attractions. It’s hard to know how many of these jokes are grounded in truth; however, it is fair to say that Australia does have more cultural attractions than many people may […]

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Travelling With Pets

  A Germany dog owner recently had something of a shock when his pet discovered a giant (20 cm long) scorpion while strolling around Munich. He alerted the authorities, who quickly captured it and since nobody has come forward to claim it as their pet, the creature will be rehomed in a reptile shelter. Relocating […]

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The Red Bull Charges on

Image “Red Bull” by Jon Whiles courtesy of http://www.freedigitalphotos.net With Sebastian Vettel now the youngest ever triple world champion in Formula 1 and looks set to follow in the footsteps of Michael Schumacher, motorsports fans might be wondering what Australia has to offer.  It’s worth noting that Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber is an Australian and […]

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A Noteworthy Son of German Soil

Australia is grateful for the contributions its German settlers made (and indeed continue to). Our official translation service is currently exceptionally busy preparing migration and business documentation for the current wave. We decided to take time out to discuss a noteworthy migrant who arrived in 1852 on the brig Reiherstieg, and left great memorials behind. […]

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German Backpackers in Australia

Australia’s a vast country, with a world of climates in it too. In fact, at 7,692,024 m2 it is 21.5 times larger than Germany and three-quarters of the size of the United States of America. It’s a popular destination for migrants who appreciate our unique style of life. This includes thousands of youngsters backpacking all […]

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Demand for German Migrants Remains Strong

Australia’s original migration plan involved attracting settlers from Europe on account of a good culture match. Other targets included Germany, Italy, France, and Greece. The first German immigrants arrived in the 19th Century. By the time the 20th Century arrived, their numbers amounted to 38,352. The first German translation services were established, with offices in […]

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Dingo Wild

German nationals settling in Australia sometimes make the mistake of thinking that our country’s a tame place outside the cities, just because we have some of the best German NAATI Translators anywhere. While that latter may be true the former certainly isn’t, as a German tourist recently discovered on Fraser Island off the Queensland Sunshine […]

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