Celebrating Australian culture in London thanks to a week long of events – that’s G’Day UK 2009.
The stream of events, sponsored by Australian tourist boards and other governmental institutions, is aimed at promoting travel to Australia but also at encouraging potential migrants to settle down under.
New South Wales‘ government has converted a bank on river Thames into a replica of famous Bondi beach, thank to tons of real sand dumped on the South Bank. The sunny weather in the UK’s capital makes such an inspiring initiative very welcome, especially thanks to gorgeous lifeguards and beach beauties – presumably real imported Aussies.
Attractive airfares are being promoted on Qantas.com and other travel agencies. Flightcentre has setup twenty life size kangaroos across London. The first to report sights of the jumping marsupials can win free holidays to … Kangaroo Island.
For full program – see G’Day UK official site.
The sun is out, and that means festival season is just around the corner! Luckily for me, Europe is home to the BEST summer festival line-up in the world. Though I’m sad to be wrapping up my study abroad time in London, there’s no bigger or better way to exit Europe than a few festival trips. This year’s line-up has music for every taste (and budget).
Fusion Festival 2008 - phogel
Here are a few I’m most excited about for 2009 continue reading
The most famous three weeks in cycling are back for the summertime! As the 96th Tour de France kicks off this July, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to this year’s twenty-one race route cities. The race departs Saturday, July 4th in Monaco, and after three weeks of winding around the French countryside (and even a little bit of Switzerland, Italy, and Spain) will finish at the Champs-Élysées on July 26th.
Tour de France 2008 - Lüfkens
The New York Times has called the race like “running a marathon several days a week for nearly three weeks,” comparing the climbs of the race to “climbing three [Mount] Everests,” and yet, every year twenty teams line up for the gruelling race. continue reading