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getting close with rainbow lorikeets at the Polish Place

1 year in Oz... where did the time go?

January 2nd 2015
And so more than a year had passed by already... Actually it’s closing up on two years already, however I had started writing this blog some time last year already so in the end just decided to stick to the original idea of 1 year in Australia roundup... Where did the time go? The over 24-hour journey to Australia at the beginning of January 2014 seems like a distant memory now. But then a p ... read more
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Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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25th October 2015

What a contrast!
Glad the last half of your stay with filled with wild adventures, and sorry the first half dragged on, though I guess you had lots of time to prepare delicious Polish food. You'd been on Asian money mode, so for sure shocking to pay $30 for pierogis--yikes! I've been in Peru for a couple of years and dread returning to the US for that same reason--sticker shock! Love the wild, exotic animals, all the great parks and festivals. Brisbane sounds great!
5th November 2015

What a contrast!
Thanks for your comment Tara :) Yes, lots and lots of time to improve my cooking skills and to grow some fruit and veggies in our garden as well - still amazed that there are no seasons here really and you can grow new produce all year around! The prices here were definitely a shock (for a good few months actually) and coming from Peru to US would surely be similar... Yes, it's all about the outdoor activities in here! Plenty of festivals around and don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing all the exotic animals. Have to say it's surely isn't a bad place to live in :)

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