Category Archives: Australia

One Year Ago… Hobart, Tasmania

I’m housesitting for my parents for the next 6 weeks while they’re away on a nice long vacation.  As it turned out, their trip will take them to all the countries I lived in this past year- Australia, New Zealand, … Continue reading

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End of Year Three on the Road & Happy New Year!

When I used to live in the States I would go to my parents’ in Pennsylvania for Christmas and return to Manhattan for New Years Eve.  But ever since I started traveling in 2010 somehow I managed to be somewhere … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Weddings: Part I

In the last 10 days I happily attended two weddings in two countries for a fun-loving couple, my friends Tomo and John.  Their Japanese Shinto wedding last weekend was an event I will not soon forget.  But before I get … Continue reading

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Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk

I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to a zoo, and I went back and forth about whether to visit Featherdale or the nearby Taronga Zoo.  I’d seen kangaroos, wallabies, and echidnas in the wild in Tasmania, but … Continue reading

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Finding Art and Meaning in Hoarding

Eliminating most of my material possessions before setting off to live my life on the road left me with much lower tolerance for clutter and hoarding.  My chest used to feel tight and heavy when I thought about my parents’ … Continue reading

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Maroubra to Bondi Beach Walk

LW had just one full day left in Sydney before returning to her cold and wintery London, and understandably she wanted to get in a beach day.  Since I was keen on walking from Maroubra to Bondi Beach we decided … Continue reading

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Sydney Jewish Museum

A few weeks ago while I was having lunch at FourAteFive in Surry Hills I came across an ad in Time Out Sydney about the Sydney Jewish Museum.  I knew that it was pretty close to where I live in … Continue reading

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