Bushy's BLOG

Now living and experiencing Brisbane, Australia


I’m an electronics engineer (Bsc Msc) who left Cape Town, South Africa which now finds himself down under in Brisbane, Australia.

When your far away and you need to phone home, I can definitely recommend Google Talk. All you need is a Gmail account.

Somehow, I don’t know why but it seems to work better than Skype – maybe cause less people are using it? I find Skype works better when connecting to Dublin, Ireland but Google Talk gives better quality to South Africa.

On the side: Vodafone call from Brisbane to a South African Telkom land line on over a weekend costs around AU$10 for a 20 minute call.

After being here in Queensland, Australia for now 5 years, I can honestly say it was well worth it!!! I strongly recommend it – you won’t regret it.