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Starting in Sydney News, Issue #039
December 21, 2012

Discover Lifestyle in Sydney.
Keep up with News about Australia

Starting in Sydney News brings you our latest tips about living in Australia. And a lot of information about things to do in Sydney and its attractions.

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Issue 39, 22 December 2012

Summer holidays are here! Sydney-siders are ready for the beach and the Christmas celebrations, which started with the premiere of Les Miserables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe gracing the stage of the Sydney's State Theatre on Friday night, December 21.

New Pages at Start a New Life in Australia

Because it is the holiday season, here's an account of a truly laid-back holiday in Tasmania. While the Apple Isle is laid-back it is also full of amazing places to visit.

We flew to Hobart and drove around the East Coast:

Tasmania Holidays - Two Days in and around Hobart are not enough to see what the region offers but it is a good start.

East Coast Tasmania - Top Spots to Visit are Orford, Triabunna (a gateway to Maria Island), and Swansea

Travel Tasmania - East Coast - Days Two and Three lagoons, sand dunes and the Bay of Fires will fire up your imagination.

Freycinet Peninsula here are 5 great easy walks if you want to spend there just a day. But you will need a week to discover all the hidden treasures.

Money Matters

Peter Lavelle, economics writer with foreign exchange specialist Pure FX shares his thoughts about the Australian dollar, which has gone from strength to strength in December but hit a low point towards the pre-Christmas week. What is there in store for 2013?

Want to know more? Ask him a question or ask for a free quote if you want to see how many Ozzie dollars your money can get.

And because we are talking money here's a question to think about: Will you Need a Prepaid Card When you Get to Australia?

Questions from our Readers

Joel asks how do I go about starting a new life in Australia? and what are the costs involved. Check out the answer.

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Wishing you and your loved ones all the best during this festive holidays season. Enjoy a great 2013 and may all your dreams come true!

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