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Smoke has been terrible since I've arrived ๐Ÿ˜ท
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And there's no real end in sight for the bushfires. Maybe May.
rcqlxpvt29d
south coast nsw is on fire now. ๐Ÿ˜
hoslfcgh26d
Yea I've been keeping an eye on the Brisbane area and it seems fine so far, but my parents are already talking about cancelling their flights ๐Ÿ™„ I might just end up going by myself ๐Ÿคท
oisivxaxaxmz26d
my heart goes out to the whole continent
asyuooap25d
Ive been holding myself for 2 days not writing this reading the news...but this โ˜๏ธ
yflsjfyc25d
Flights donโ€™t have to be cancelled but yeah def an ongoing disaster that is getting worse in the affected areas. Military and navy has been called in now.
hvoricvt25d
yea I am waiting to see what this weekend brings to get an idea of whether I need to consider cancelling my Brisbane trip
cqwujcuk25d
definitely looks to be creeping that way
gbpvcbej25d
Unless your itinerary involves visiting affected areas I wouldnโ€™t be too concerned about a ruined trip, central Brisbane would be normal I would expect.
gcslvust25d
yea I think worst case is we stay in town
wmqzfinq25d
Brisbane is quite far from any of the fires tbh
nyfrgizz25d
we were hoping to do a road trip up/dpwn the coast
rlrxdxof25d
to sunshine/golden coast
fmdycfmy25d
which are much close to fires
hmezxhjxamrd25d
We are all the way down in Tasmania where there are no fires. It's actually not safe some days to go outside due to all the smoke making it's way down here. ๐Ÿ˜•
jjbtkojdsngwrxpcn23d
I'm in sydney, the last couple of weeks hasn't been too bad. its was so bad I stayed in doors in mid december.

just spent the whole of christmas at the beach and doing outdoorsy things, I wouldn't let the fires put off a visit to the city and northern beaches
ohxsvfksflzwdjurk23d
its really bad in the blue mountains which is really sad ๐Ÿ˜ž
tvzcpvun23d
looks like no new significant fires in the last 12 hours near Brisbane. Although this air quality forcast looks really dire - aqicn.org/city/brisbane/
exlrofup23d
I wonder how they determine that. Just wind direction?
chrdit23d
Good to hear, flying in today from Thailand. Been keeping an eye on the air measurements and Sydney has mostly been better than Chiang Mai for the last few weeks, despite the surrounding fires
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nnsjsefg23d
amazing what data they have, eg. plotting real time lightning strikes
qyoyfavbk23d
Iโ€™ll be there in a few weeks so will let ya know
bryynmntntbwanxan23d
yeah the wind is sending alot of the smoke over to nz atm
lqgrcdilxyifqwrjj23d
pretty crazy
hutblv23d
Ouch, heading off to NZ tomorrow, but hopefully today's rain in NSW can dampen the fires a bit
tnyosymilzmtigkgw23d
yeah i think it was a rare event but people couldnt see mount cook!
nayuqkutzjicpctku23d
happy travels! are you working remote?
yrfdxl23d
Nah, building stuff for myself, but don't think I'll get much work done in NZ, figured I'd pop over when in the timezone (been 6w in Chiang Mai) before it's back to Europe
busmlmpnmtypjzimf23d
very nice
jqmfoucqlhmha21d
Hi. I'm doing a poor job of Googling so I figured I'lll ask here.
tndvvnbdalyya21d
Does this mean I can be in Australia until 19 Nov 2020 as long as it's in 90-day increments?
efzyhspskxxwn21d
i.e. I arrived on Dec 1 so I should leave around Feb 27. I can come back a few days later for another 90 days?
yihoiyyy21d
they should have a hotline number
dphylaro21d
probably the quickest and most accurate way of getting an answer
sapofifdnqq21d
Get Moneyย โ€” Australiaโ€™s TRS scheme reimburses their 10% GST
I had a great experience claiming reimbursement for GST through the TRS scheme on my way through Brisbane airport, while leaving Australia. If you buy more than $300 of stuff at a shop, youโ€™ll likely qualify to get that 10% GST back!
pkyqtvbl20d
Big props to Mall Grab and Lou Karsh for using their music to support Australia. Great unreleased stuff in there :sparkles:


mekoxg17d
Sydney is a little smokey during the day.. it's not too bad and ok to visit/live, but you can defintely smell or see the smoke when looking in the distance.
sgwfgvnibga14d
If anyone is in Melbourne for the next month or so, my travel partner (<@UMQ4HM3NX>) and I would love to meet up around the city for coffee or dinner/drinks on the weekends.
omfsxkenk14d
woiflsahqbxg have you found the good coffee places in Melbourne?
cyvuamwvtek14d
grrtcsjwoi not yet! Just arrived yesterday and been settling and raining. But once that suddues I'll be going around! Any you'd recommend??
htdpqhnwu14d
Here's a few favs...
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Market Lane Coffee
83-85 Victoria St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
+61 3 9804 7434
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Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters
114 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 8664
akzwsdbel14d
Humble Rays Melbourne
71 Bouverie St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
+61 3 8354 8459
nfgihtbly14d
The Queensberry Pour House
210 Queensberry St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
+61 3 9347 1277
zqtxtcklu14d
For some good house music with a fun vibe
Section 8
27-29 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
+61 430 291 588
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Obviously I was staying in the CBD...
fzoaruchakx14d
jbkpaiaxor beautiful! Weโ€™re staying a bit a bit North of CBD and then St. Kilda but will 100% be spending a few workdays a week in CBD so will be checking these out!
vgmsarlpcop14d
Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
zrfwwnlmm13d
You got it. Most of those places, except for Market Lane Coffee, are good for food. And in case you haven't heard of it, like some people, try a Flat White at least once. You'll become hooked for life ๐Ÿ™‚
kyhcyzbdl13d
Also, be sure to check out Brunswick St. Pretty hipster area, but not in a bad way. Naked for Satan is a cool place to go there goo.gl/maps/RQ2WaRgZiSz2pBU37
zssqxkwoz13d
For cocktails, check Romeo Lane goo.gl/maps/tz7i1baajKRQQk4x6 and Melbourne Supper Club goo.gl/maps/G9mbYc3pq1jUiXY29 as well as Berlin Bar (which is a bit gimmicky but alright nonetheless goo.gl/maps/1ifdyyFoutEgQafF7
tqczdwxeq13d
Probably many other places too that I'm just forgetting
hwcbusfan13d
Also, Melbourne is big on the rooftop bars
iskezzusyus13d
Killer!!

Thank you so much.

We are staying near Brunswick street so will be checking out that spot and the swanky hipster vibe is kind of cool to see here.

Be down in CBD today and going to check out at least two of these coffee shops and try a flat white because I've never heard of it. :joy:

Also big rooftop bar guy so that's fantastic!
kwkvxdtzy11d
You MUST do Naked for Satan, that was my fav rooftop bar in Melbs.
omwevucwrvd9d
Went there on Saturday then headed to CBD after. Beautiful views!
ebjunfmdy9d
Yayy! Glad you enjoyed it. Not sure if you or your travel partner are LGBTQ+ but there is also Midsummer festival happening at the moment ๐Ÿ˜„
dhoahvms9d
wow, Brisbane has amazing urban planning and some of the best river walks I've seen
ehoqqmhh9d
so much easily accessible
ulfbjzlc9d
very beautiful and well maintained
qoobsdbbw9d
I love Brisbane. A bit vanilla but overall so enjoyable.
yzyhiatg9d
yea it seems like a great place to raise kids
qqyfxdilm9d
if youโ€™re here at the mo, Iโ€™ve just found a great cafe to work at called Books and Beans ๐Ÿ˜„
mrmnwmt9d
Do you guys recommend Melbourne as a place to spend ~ 1 month compared to other cities in Australia?
vnxtuac9d
In terms of co-working spaces, nightlife, meeting other nomads etc
jvahdoxt9d
yup, itโ€™s a great spot
bebzjkix9d
not sure about meeting nomads since Melb is pretty expensive and most of them are leaving the city instead of staying there ๐Ÿค”
nbvbqtzue9d
pmaweiap definitely recommend Melbourne, great for all of those things, though maybe not as many nomads, as majkp23 suggested
gzgkyaubu9d
One of my favorite cities on the planet!
uwxny9d
Big thumbs up from me too ezzrbfzh you wont be bored down there
dzgtulf9d
Awesome, thx guys
cwpyqmbjw9d
Melbourne is my fav Australian city. Itโ€™s just great in every aspect. The only thing that really letโ€™s it down compared to other Aussie cities is the weather being unpredictable.
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Oh. It's also quite expensive, but not as expensive as Sydney. Be prepared to spend $12-15 for a beer
svggkrnuv8d
More for cocktails
mzlhfurho8d
Whatever, it's worth it to spend time there for a while if you can afford it
favnjuto8d
if your spending $12-15 for a beer your probably in a really touristy area
jplsjacj8d
beers should be $7 max at a standard bar
fzflzmip8d
How does Melbourne compare to Brisbane? It is as accessible and park/walk/activity filled?
mnmejxoj8d
never been to Brisbane(planning to visit this year!), but Melb is in my opinion as a fella from Europe, very walkable and active
ghlgnrduslwpj8d
People walk in Melbourne? I thought they just stand at the tram platform for 10 minutes waiting, and they could've walked those 10 minutes to their destination ๐Ÿ˜†
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(p.s. I've done that on occasion)
credmyygssy7d
Currently my first week into a month in Melbourne. I like it! All the Libraries are basically free co-working spaces, hoping nightlife, and I havenโ€™t met other nomads but tons of young professionals and about 20% of the population is international students so youโ€™ll meet a bunch of great individuals whether theyโ€™re a digital nomad or not.
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Brisbane has a lot more hills and is much more sub-tropical. In terms of getting around, you can easily get to the CBD and most suburbs within 2-5km by bike. Brisbane has some pretty solid city parks and the CBD is really walkable. In terms of activities, a lot of people walk / jog / ride along the river and seeing as the sun is up around 4:45am, there are lots of active people around so the riverwalks get fairly busy! Brisbane has an awesome climbing wall over at Kangaroo Point! You can also take the CityCat (ferry on the river) to see the city from the water, it's really great at night! Brisbane isn't the liveliest of places during the night, but it still has some cool spots to go out, like Fortitude Valley, Howard Smith Wharves, Eagle St Pier, Caxton St, Eat St Markets ... But yeah Brisbane is more a "morning person" kind of city...

Melbourne is much larger and flatter. It's great they have the trams, so that makes it easier to move around but the CBD has far larger city blocks. Still, there are some great parks in and around the city, too. I like Melbourne because it has a lot of vibrant suburbs outside of the city, places like Fitzroy, South Yarra, St Kila, Richmond, Brighton are worth exploring (obviously tons more than just those). Melbourne has a more lively eating/drinking/going out scene and I'd recommend it for going out to cool bars, cafes and restaurants. And of course, footy, tennis, cricket, rugby, football ... Melbourne has some world class sporting venues!
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Awesome info, thanks ygdjmdzksxpoowxoxymi
hcmltcad5d
I should be in Brisbane between the 8th and 14th on Feb (work stuff) just waiting on my visa.
ihzwwby19h
anyone in Perth? going to be there for some days starting thursday
qczbcjiktelaw12h
So which of you in Sydney are one of these scumbags ๐Ÿคฃ
fieqcr11h
Yup, in Scarborough area for next few weeks.
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Lmfao! it always seemed like a world far from the world
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ptybazcd4h
I should be in Brisbane from 8th of Feb ๐Ÿ˜‰ visa has been approved.
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