Tag Archives: Australia

On Moving

Okay, so we have a 5 year plan to move out of the US.
We have a few main points of looking at so far…
Wellington, New Zealand. I would prefer somewhere along the Kapiti Coast if I could get a job there as well since it is so far from Wellington’s CBD, but still part of the Wellington Region.
Vancouver, Canada. Not sure where specifically to look at here. I was thinking North Vancouver, but that really depends on the job location.
To that list I keep thinking of adding Melbourne, Australia. Continue reading On Moving

Congrats to the All Blacks on Winning 2008 Tri Nations Cup

Big congratulations to the All Blacks for winning the Tri Nations Cup against the Wallabies 28 to 24 in Brisbane Australia.
I don’t follow Rugby enough to know if the All Blacks made the right choice by going with Graham Henry as head coach again over the Wallabies coach Robbie Deans. At the time it looked like the public was in favor of Robbie Deans, but I don’t know how they are reacting in New Zealand now that Henry pulled off the Tri-Nations… of course the real test will be if the All Blacks can win the Rugby World Cup when it happens next in 2011…(In 2007, they didn’t even make it to the final 4.)

If it Were to be Australia Instead of New Zealand

If I were to move to Australia instead of New Zealand, since I have always loved Koala’s and Kangaroo’s (but if there is one thing that I learned from the Crocodile Hunter, it is that nearly every deadliest creature in the world lives in Australia so that part isn’t cool). Anyhow big city order there would be: Melbourne, Sydney, and perhaps Brisbane. I would actually probably try to find a smaller city or town in those areas, but don’t feel like looking it up now. However, my heart still belongs to New Zealand, and of course to Nelson, New Zealand in particular. Heck, I would probably go to Auckland (not on my list of New Zealand cities to move to now) before considering the Melbourne area, then perhaps Melbourne then other New Zealand locations mixed in with some Australia locations…
For those wanting us to stay here… Phoenix area, then Vancouver, then somewhere between Portland and Seattle, then the Baltimore to DC area, Austin, Columbus then here… something like that list anyhow. 😉