The international connection

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The ‘hopper’ flight from Canberra has been a feature of every international trip from the city until now.

There was big news in Canberra this week as Singapore Airlines announced it would begin operating international flights in and out of Canberra Airport.

I’ve written before about what a great facility Canberra Airport is, but the addition of international flights really will make a big difference to the region as a whole and to the CBRbound family personally.

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Snakes, spiders and sharks

Snakes, spiders and sharks probably represent the unholy trinity of creatures that new migrants fear the most (notwithstanding those spoof stories about drop bears – and they are spoofs). But what’s the reality of living cheek by jowl with Australia’s deadliest animals, and how much do they actually figure in our everyday lives? In reality, not much. Continue reading

An education

Moving to a new country is a giant juggling act. You can’t know everything about your new home from the moment you arrive but you strive to gather enough information about the essentials so that nothing critical falls to the ground and smashes.

Occasionally, you miss something – like when using the wrong type of tick treatment cost Mr Pup an extra three weeks in quarantine. And a few weeks ago, we missed something else that we probably should have known about, but didn’t.

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