Monday, June 8, 2015

The best way to transfer money internationally

Hi,

having moved internationally a few times these last five years, I have had to send money around the world a bit. I thought I would give a big thumbs up to my mate Chris who works at a currency exchange type business called CurrencyFair who has helped me get money between countries at the best rate possible. They even beat HSBC, with whom I have a premier account.

If you ever need to transfer money internationally, please try them out, they have an easy to use website and best rates out there. They can be found he  here. Just sign up and start transferring.

They have this useful guide if you need an abc's in transferring money between countries.


Thanks

let me know if you find this useful! and good luck with your move!




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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Immigrating to Sydney: South Africans in Sydney

Immigrating to Sydney: South Africans in Sydney: Hi everyone, as I am a South African who has moved to Sydney(and has a blog about living in Sydney), I thought I would try and do some...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

After migrating to Australia every one wants to know what a redback spider look like?

Ok, What does an Australian Redback Spider look like?


So you have moved to Australia. One of the many things you will want to know is what does a red-back spider look like?

Australia is very wary of this spider. I have even seen motorcycle warning posters "beware the hitchhiker" as these spiders have been known to move in on cars and motorbikes.

This is the female and her body can get to 1.5cms. She can reduce you to a 90 year old if she gets in a good bite.

They are found all over Australia. The male redback is a few millimetres in length and live something like 8 weeks only.


Live in Australia? What does a reback spider look like.
Female Redback Spider, Australia


one of the most venomous spiders in the world. This is the female, only the female is dangerous.
Anti venom is available at hospitals etc. Normally you just get a very very sore and consistently painful bite.

If it s whole body bite (i.e. you are completely messed up). You're in for trouble and need to get the emergency department of the nearest hospital. These are especially dangerous to small children.

No one has died from this spider since the 1950's. They like dry areas such as outdoor toilets, sheds and garage corners.

They have been known to play dead. Make sure its dead!!!!

Here is a female redback spider eating her male partner,

migrating to Australia - here is a redback Spider

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

immigrating to Australia, Open letter to the australian government

Little did I know when I went on work assignment in the Philippines, that my move after that to Australia would be soured by such draconian cruelty.  As Australia does not trust the Philippines control over its affairs regarding animals, they will not accept any animals from the Philippines.

This means that any pets you may have will have to spend SIX months IN quarantine in ANOTHER country. SIX months! This is so cruel. Really Australia, you should make some sort of exception.

One of my dogs was even born in Wollongong south of Sydney. Shame on you.

Peanut, now in penitentiary due to ridiculous laws
Lulu, sent to prison by the Australian government
Jasper , behind bars - thanks Australia ..
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Some more shots of our liitle friends after immigrating to Australia







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The cheekiest bird in Sydney, Australia


This guy...  does not give up. 

We tried to keep him away from our porch as the landlord of our new rental in Sydney, Hornsby had warned us about him and his mates.  Apparently if they don't get birdseed, they strip the wood fro the place looking for a few seeds between the cracks,

We chase him away and he literally flies to the nearest branch and gets angry with us waits for us to move in the house and he just comes back.

So for the first few months we did this, with him landing on our railing, puffing his chest and spreading his wings. We eventually gave up. He is now quite peaceable, waiting for his mate and letting her eat with him. Even sits thee with us after eating, they seem to enjoy our company.



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the Ruffian cockatoo, Hornsby Australia





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The best things in life are a total surprize. Hornsby, Sydney

Isn't this beautiful?



Kookaburra in Hornsby, NSW - at my new house after migrating to Sydney
Kookaburra - at my porch in Hornsby, Sydney.


We feed these guys twice a day, they turn up expecting food, especially at twilight,
They take our raw meat and eat and feed each other and each others young.
they are silent(well until after they have eaten and then they have a laugh festival announcing to the world how happy they are).
They have taken my wife in as one of the family and bring her fish - see the one below, They even kill it in front
of her and then leave it for her. Before this fish they brought a lizard.
 
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They are fearless with other bigger birds, The bigger white sulphur crested cockatoos turn up screaming and waddle up into their faces puffin up their chests but these guys just stand up to them by just staring and not moving. the cockatoos who are twice the size just back off.

Since moving to Sydney recently these beautiful birds have given us hours of joy. One turns up with an old broken wing, and there are a few fluffy baby ones. We have about 6-8 that turn up.

They only eat raw meat currently, we used to give them steak, but its too expensive so we downgraded to mince meat.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!



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