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From 4 Years Ago to 4 Years in the Future

As you all know, applying for the Australian partner visa has been a huge topic on my blog, and also a subject of interest for many of those reading. A little over 2 years ago, I put in my huge stack of papers for the initial process.

December 28, 2012 · Continue Reading · Comments { 18 }
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My Biggest Tip for the Australian De Facto Partner Visa (Vlog)

Hey readers! I filmed another vlog post, and this time it answers the question I get from readers quite often about the partner visa here in Australia. There is one key piece of advice everyone must remember. What is that? Read on to find out.

November 5, 2012 · Continue Reading · Comments { 12 }
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Getting Back What You Left on a Train (hopefully!)

Sorry to keep everyone in suspense for so long, but here is the outcome of the incident where I left our passports on a train in Sydney! It was not my proudest moment in the least. Maybe next time I should put them in a money belt.

March 15, 2012 · Continue Reading · Comments { 7 }
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Day 270: The Saga of My Aussie Visa and My Aversion to Waiting

Patience has never been one of my virtues. Even as a kid I wanted immediate action and immediate satisfaction. What? You want me to wait until another day to go buy a new favorite toy? I’m not doing anything, and you’re not doing anything… let’s go now. It’s just the way I’ve always been, and it is a quality that… Read more

September 29, 2011 · Continue Reading · Comments { 27 }
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This stack of papers…

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This stack of papers was a complete pain in the ass to put together. It took weeks of gathering, printing, questioning and writing.
This stack of papers is official. There are medical records, police records and certified copies of passports and birth certificates thrown into the mix.
This stack of papers is personal. Conversations I never thought anyone else would

October 21, 2010 · Continue Reading · Comments { 17 }

Hey, New Zealand, I’m Just Not That Into You

It’s like the tourism Gods were punishing me. Last Wednesday at pub trivia, I let my true feelings about my upcoming trip to New Zealand… Read more come out. See, New Zealand and I have a relationship that is based on convenience rather than passion; it’s never really been on my list of places to see, and believe me, there are very

July 17, 2010 · Continue Reading · Comments { 15 }

International Relationships: Does someone always lose?

In a recent discussion with friends that have foreign partners, it came up that someone always has to lose in an international relationship.
I guess this post is a little near and dear to my heart seeing how I’m in an international relationship, and I sure do know quite a few foreign girls that are currently residing in Australia because… Read more

July 9, 2010 · Continue Reading · Comments { 63 }

I'm brookevstheworld on HubPages!

I found another place to hang out online and it’s called HubPages. Honestly, I like to write. I enjoy it, it calms me and it keeps my thoughts occupied instead of thinking about the countless amounts of unknowns present in my life. I feel as though I have a lot of useful information that I can divulge, but by doing… Read more

October 11, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 2 }

From Auckland to Sydney

I’m back in Sydney and finally getting myself settled and situated after my short hop over to New Zealand. I spent my time solely on the north of the north island on this trip – mainly because I was concerned I was going to have to make a doctor’s appointment to get my visa. Besides what I’ve already written, I… Read more

July 29, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Visa Woes

I changed my flight.
Remember how in my last visa post I talked about wondering if a week would be enough time? Well, I had to make a decision yesterday and I didn’t think it would be sufficient.
In spite of the research I had done asking many other people how long it took to get their working holiday visa… Read more

July 13, 2009 · Continue Reading · Comments { 2 }