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Documents You Might Need to Establish Yourself in Australia

I recently came across a blog called “Waggadventure” written by a Canadian couple documenting their adventures relocating to country Australia. Today I read a post entitled “Permanent Residency” (Click here for full post) which inspired me to write my own experiences of … Continue reading

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Last Day to RSVP for Thanksgiving Dinner in Sydney

Celebrate America’s family holiday with other expats — act now today is the last day. The American Australian Association cordially invites you to the annual Thanksgiving Feast Thursday, 24 November 2011 6:00pm Cocktails │ 6:30pm Dinner Postales Restaurant GPO Sydney Ground … Continue reading

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Embracing Your Inner Goblin

One of the things I miss about living in the US is Halloween. Yes REALLY! You see we don’t really celebrate it in Australia and although I don’t eat much candy these days, I loved it as a kid. I can’t … Continue reading

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Mangoes the New Banana?

Hard to believe, but bananas still haven’t returned to “normal” prices since cyclone/hurricane Yasi hit Queensland in February 2011. Since my August 4 post entitled “Mortgage the House to Buy Bananas” this precious fruit has now decreased slightly to $10.95/kg … Continue reading

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Frugality: It’s Not Just for Americans Anymore

What’s all the fuss about extreme couponing? Being frugal is the American way. Continue reading

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Will Osama bin Laden’s death change expat’s day to day?

Around 9:30 am Sydney time on 12 September 2001 I was sitting on a cold, windy bench waiting for my bus when my mobile phone started ringing. For the next hour or so I received at least a half a … Continue reading

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Do Something You Love to Meet Others

Feeling isolated and unable to meet others is one of the most difficult things about being an expat (or even being human!). Over 10 years ago my best girlfriend moved from Washington DC to Portland OR. She did not know anyone … Continue reading

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