Chest Thumping


Brwaack! Polly want a cracker? … Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a PARROT Day. Har Har Har! Well, Australia is a land that is surrounded by the sea and is rich with stories of daring sea exploration. So in honor of the day that all good fun loving people should enjoy! I dedicate this post to the silliest international […]

International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Avast ye Beauties!


They got me on this one! I got 15 right which qualifies me as… “You’ll be apples! Well… nearly anyway. You will communicate fairly effectively with the native population, but they will still mutter “bloody yank” when you walk out of the pub” Well if the shoe fits…. How well do you speak Aussie? Take the Quiz Guide #1 Guide […]

How Well do you speak Aussie? A fun Quiz.




OK Gang! Happy Thanksgiving! I will be State Side until the beginning of December. But don’t worry! I’ll be working on new and exciting things to post for when I get back to OZ!!! if there are topics you would like to see covered, please feel free to post a comment. MMMMM Tuuuurrkkeeeeyyy! On a travel/Ex Pat related note- a […]

MMMM Tuurrkkeeeeyyy! See you in December!


Do do dodo do doo dooo… refrains of MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This are running through my head! Elle Macpherson, Australia’s very own “Body” and supermodel is too fast for a London mugger. Australian’s are known as a cheeky brash group- and good on em! While getting ready to attend a Move for Aids chairty ball in London November 10th, […]

The Australian Spirit in Elle Macpherson!


When I first arrived into Sydney I had a very humbling exercise in race relations while trying to find storage solutions for my bathroom. I have already written about the variety stores which can be found in almost every strip shopping center in OZ- most of what I needed could have been found there- but alas- unlike you lot- I […]

I said “Supa Centa!” Where to find storage solutions in ...



The questions below about Australia are from potential visitors. They were posted on an Australian tourism website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a sense of humour. Q:Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? (UK). A: We import all […]

Australian Tourism Funnies! Watch out for the Drop Bears!



One thing I have always enjoyed when travelling to far and distant lands is checking out the local junk food. Even with different states in the US- there is regional variation. I do have to say- awards go to Texas for some of the most inventive corn chip flavours. ANYWAY… back to Oz. Upon arrival here- at a pub…as one […]

Oz Survival Guide to Food- Chips, Crisps, Chilli and Chicken?



While in Oz or other places overseas- do you plan on skiing, snow boarding, water skiinig, surfing- or mega worry- play organized sports? If so…please look at the terms of your travel insurance very carefully. I am sure you all have heard- the Aussies are MAD about their sports. If you are planning to spend anytime in Australia and are […]

Organized Sports and Travel Insurance