Category Archives: Australia

You Imagine What You Desire

The 19th Sydney Biennale theme sparked our interest.  The Biennale works were displayed at several Sydney venue including museums we had wanted to see for their regular collections (and cafes!). A video was projected on the wall in a dark … Continue reading

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Postcard Views

Remember on vacations long ago, before the internet and email, when we all diligently searched for the perfect postcards to send home to friends and family.  “Wish you were here!”  Then we trudged to the post office to mail a … Continue reading

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Searching the countryside (and what did we find?)

Barry took us south. He took us north and west. He had spent twenty years finding all the right places in a wide sweep around Sydney for the places birds like to hang out. The wonderful thing is – birds … Continue reading

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inspiring

It was love at first sight.    Australian painters – unknown to us – with brilliant works. Jamie, Wuan and their daughter, Reina, took us to the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  As soon as we stepped inside we … Continue reading

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Take a peek at places where we stayed through AirBnB

When we planned our trip – first cross-country in the US and then around the world – we had to stay within our budget, so we relied heavily on AirBnB. We just couldn’t afford hotels every night (except in SE … Continue reading

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Market Day

Saturday is Market Day, and Hobart does it better than most. Over 300 food, arts, crafts, clothing, and flower vendors line Salamanca Place down by the harbor. We browsed for a good long time; observed a bee hive behind glass … Continue reading

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Will moving stories teach us lessons for the future?

Truggernanna, a native from southern Van Dieman’s Land (later named Tasmania), was married to Woureddy.  Who was she?  We knew very little about the Aboringinal people so the exhibit, ningina tunapri (meaning ”to give knowledge and understanding”) in the Tasmania … Continue reading

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We’re on an island

We grew up in the Midwest of the United States in an area where we rarely saw a large body of water.  Yet, when we looked over our itinerary for our round-the-world trip, we noted how many of our destinations … Continue reading

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A dash of paint

We walked down a street in North Hobart, deep in conversation, when something caught our attention. We stopped, turned around, and just stared at the brick walls.  Wow!  What a little paint can do! Even the post office was daring … Continue reading

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Would you know an emu if you saw one?

We had no idea what an emu, a Tasmanian Devil, or a wombat looked like. Hey, we’re now in Australia for two-and-a-half months, and our time to learn these things had arrived. Sure, we could have looked at photos pulled … Continue reading

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