There seemed to be no future for me in Australia, so I decided to return to the Netherlands after the 2 year period. Regardless this not being my paradise at that time I have no regrets of having been to Australia. In fact I regard it still to be my second mother country. During my stay in Australia I had already seen the south eastern part, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, the Blue Mountains and the Snowy Mountains. Since 2001 I have been on vacations to Australia and Tasmania a lot of times, last year I was on board the Oosterschelde sailing the Australian Bight. This year I will get my pension, partly from Australia, this will give me a lot of free time. I have heard that there are elderly Dutch people with dementia having problems with making themselves understood in English. I intend to go to Australia in December and stay until March to help a Dutch organisation. This is a short story about my migration to Australia.
Country of origin:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, Tasmania, Australia, Great Australian Bight, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, The Netherlands