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Not many people think of Australia when thinking of WWII, but Australia had one million of its citizens participate in the war in some way.  Many Australian soldiers fought in the European, North African, and...

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Ok, not exactly AT Surfer’s Paradise, but near it at a sandbar at Currumbin Alley, a bay known for good beginner waves and a little further out, one of the world’s best point breaks. Its...

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With a few days to explore Gold Coast, we started with a walk from Broadbeach to Surfers Paradise, about 5km. The first thing I noticed was there was no surfers. At all. Disappointing. I later...

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We are commonly asked about the types of accommodations we stay in while we travel.  And while we normally opt to stay in the cheapest option a location has to offer, every once in a while we...

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After a rainy weekend in Brisbane, we are ready for some sun! The forecast for the week looks better and we’ve seen enough of the city, so we spontaneously added a week in Gold Coast, about an...

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Alissa and I are big fans of all things comedy, and we were thrilled when comedian Ronny Chieng invited us to come see his set at the 5th Annual Brisbane Comedy Festival.  The festival has...

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We arrived in Brisbane on Thursday evening from the Solomon Islands and figured out the train to get our Airbnb host’s apartment in Coorpooroo. Back in the world of hot water, we caught up on...

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Our First Cricket Match

February 9, 2013

It’s our fourth day here in Sydney and we spent the entire morning walking around the city center, exploring the urban parks and weaving our way through the hordes of business people.  At about 1:30pm...

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