Posts Tagged ‘australian culture’

And the best flavored canned tuna winner is…

And the best flavored canned tuna winner is…

MEXICAN!!! Followed closely by Red Curry! Flavored tuna is a phenomenon neither Stacy or I have experienced outside of Australia. We were amazed by the huge selection of flavors to choose from in the canned goods isle at Coles grocery store. I have never been a big fan of tuna in a can, but at […]

Aussie Egg Mystery Solved

Aussie Egg Mystery Solved

Learned Something New Today … Why are eggs not found in the refrigerated part of the grocery store in Australia? This is a question I have wondered for years after looking for eggs in the refrigerated dairy section only to find them shelved next to the bread in grocery stores throughout Australia. I have asked […]

The history of the meat raffle

The history of the meat raffle

Learned something new today … When Stacy and her friend Lawrence told me we were going to a meat raffle last night I said, “Okay – why not – but what exactly is a meat raffle?” A meat raffle is a tradition of raffling off meat, usually in a bar or pub, originating in Britain […]

Back down under

Back down under

It has been close to two years since I said goodbye to the Sydney Harbour – it is great to be back down under!

Top 20 must tries in OZ…

Here are a few of my favorite things to eat while I was down under…. Vegemite on toast: It is a brown, salty spread that I think is YUCK but all Aussies love it?!?!Kangaroo: surprisingly good if you can get past the cute image of the roo in your head! Tastes like flank steak to […]

The odd things I will remember about OZ…

Everything is “mini-sized” – Large pizzas are the size of a small pizza in the states! I know what you are going to say…everything is “super sized in America” but it is crazy when little me can eat and ENTIRE large pizza all by myself! Hamburgers are served with a fried egg and beet root […]

Aussie Lingo

After spending six months in Australia this past year, I have increased my vocabulary with the HEAPS of “Aussie Lingo” I have so often heard. In the beginning, I was like…”Say What??” but now there are times that I catch myself saying these phrases without even thinking about it. A few of my favorites that […]

Two Killed in Camel Crash

I love to read the local papers when visiting a new town. Yesterday this article caught my attention on the front page of the Northern Territory News… Two killed in Camel Crash… After their vehicle hit a camel on a remote Outback Hwy last night. The accident occurred at 8 pm in a landcruiser, help […]

Tip of the day…

No matter how good they look or smell, DO NOT eat brownies you did not make yourself….especially in Byron Bay!!!

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

There are four known species of Kookaburra found in Australia. Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, sounding like very loud human laughter. Below is a video of Danny performing an old Aussie nursery rhyme about the laughing kookaburra. Kookaburra sits on the electric wireJumping up and down with his pants on fireLaugh, kookaburra, […]

Melbourne is more cultured?

Melbourne is more cultured?

Is Melbourne more “cultured” than Sydney as Melbournians claim? After spending a week there I have no idea but I did feel the rivalry between the two cities. Melbourne is said to produce some of the best art, music, cuisine, fashion, design and ideas in the country. I personally did not notice that the city […]

Christmas Down Under

Christmas Down Under

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! This year was the first Christmas I have spent away from my friends and family, and I missed you all very much. I actually celebrated Christmas a day before everyone back home which felt very bizarre! It never did feel like Christmas time in Australia, despite our […]

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