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Victoria, Australia

Places: Melbourne, Philip Island, The Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell (April 2013) .

The famous Melbourne tram, this one for F1

An Emperor Penguin in the Melbourne Aquarium, Photo: Sachin Mirashi… 103 more words


Winter Sundays

As I was walking through Warsaw, with the temperature topping out at around zero degrees, and having left my gloves and hat at home, I was thinking back to our winters in Australia, especially Sunday afternoons. 480 more words


Holidays Part 1

Before the advent of cheap air travel and affordable “all inclusive” holiday resorts, like I guess in most countries, our annual holidays seemed a lot simpler. 518 more words


Australia's Historical Places: Parramatta.

Recently, I visited Parramatta, a suburb of inner western Sydney. I grew up around the area, and frequented the shops, movie theatres and other venues of interest here during my teens and early twenties. 290 more words

Debbie Johansson

Australia's Historical Places: Abercrombie House.

The country town of Bathurst, about 200 kilometres (124 miles) west of Sydney is best known for its annual car racing, yet tucked away on the outskirts of town visitors can discover a little piece of history. 230 more words

Debbie Johansson

The Three Sisters & Their Legend.

The setting for some of my stories is based within the Blue Mountains, a National Park, west of Sydney.  I lived there for a number of years with my young family before moving to our current location in the country.  324 more words

Debbie Johansson

The Australian 'Panther'.

“I lie in that space between dreams and reality, when I hear something in the darkness outside.  My eyes open in fear.  This is a sound I imagine I would hear on the plains of Africa; not within the Australian bush.  362 more words

Debbie Johansson