Author Archives: Lonne Snijkers

Salsa

Even though I never thought this is the thing I would be doing in Australia, I am hooked on Salsa! Every Thursday in a Cloudland, a club in The Valley, a live band plays Latin music and people come from … Continue reading

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Winter!!

It is starting to become winter here in the Sunshine State of Queensland. While days are becoming shorter and colder, the weather back home in The Netherlands is turning around and I hear stories about hot, sunny days with bbq’s … Continue reading

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Eagle Market

Every Sunday you can visit Eagle Market at the race course in New Farm. Very nice and certainly a place to visit when you are in Brisbane. It is not very big but there are plenty of stalls where you … Continue reading

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Buddha Birthday Festival and Poffertjes

After being here for more than three months now, yes time flies, I know for sure that Southbank along the city river is the best place to relax during the weekend or free afternoons. Two weeks ago Southbank was all … Continue reading

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ANZAC day, Labour Day, Mum’s day but most of all Queens day!

Public holidays. Lately there seem to be a lot! We already had ANZAC day and not too long ago also Labour day was celebrated. Even though it’s not celebrated on the same days the resemblance with the public holidays in … Continue reading

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Intercultural encounters and friendships

Looking back at the time I’ve have already spend here in Australia it is almost unbelievable how many people I have met. All these people also have different cultural backgrounds and this can lead to difficulties and sometimes misunderstandings but … Continue reading

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Exploring Australia: Melbourne versus Brisbane

The mid-semester break posed the opportunity to go and explore Australia. Melbourne was eventually the city highest on the wish-list, so for 8 days this was our new home. Compared to Brisbane it was first of all very COLD. You … Continue reading

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Hi there, how r u?

This is the sentence I hear every day now. I like it, it mirrors the hospitality of the Aussies as well as how willing they are to help you. On campus they will all take their time to explain everything … Continue reading

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