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Hello Again, Old Friend

Earlier in April, I went on TDY (temporary duty) from U.S. Embassy Canberra to U.S. Consulate Sydney to cover a short staffing gap. Although I was only in Sydney for a week and a half, it was a fantastic opportunity to help out the mission while learning how to do a different job. 3,737 more words

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Easter and Bushfires

Australians take a four day weekend for the Easter holiday, which I didn’t pay much attention to until it was nearly upon us. But a chance to go out of town for more than one night was too good to pass up, so I searched for romantic getaway places on AirBnB. 1,751 more words

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Endstation Australien: In Down-Under trifft uns der Kulturschock

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Wohin mit dem Klopapier? Was tun beim Warten auf den Bus? Wie viel kostet dieses Wasser?! Fragen, die uns zurück in der Ersten Welt beschäftigen. 1,516 more words


Bucket List: Hot Air Ballooning

During my childhood, on my nana’s refrigerator hung a postcard featuring colorful hot air balloons floating over rolling green meadows. I would gaze at the balloons from my chair at her 1950s formica kitchen table, drinking orange juice and eating raisin toast, and think about how much I wanted to see hot air balloons. 2,730 more words

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Sydney’s Best Budget Activities

Take advantage of the city’s natural beauty and laidback ambience. Some of the best parts of Sydney cost nothing at all.

A chic but easy-going metropolis, Sydney’s concrete heart is wrapped in a majestic embrace of national parks and turquoise waters. 1,453 more words


Sunday Funday

Rose bay – Watsons Bay – Manly –  Fica Swedish Cafe – Shelly Beach

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