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About waggadventure

Canadians newly relocated to Australia.

Our home in the hills

We’ve written a few posts about our new house, but none of them have said anything about what part of the city we live in, so now seems like a good time to introduce you to our suburb. First, in … Continue reading

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between their joke and smiles

Continuing on the theme of the last post, we have to say that Japan is a bit of a strange place. We’re not trying to be disrespectful to the people, because were actually very nice and helpful…we were pretty much … Continue reading

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Comode (Oh!) Dragon

Japan is a bit of a strange place – raw seafood, bowing, etc… – but nowhere is that more obvious than in the toilet.  So for a quick entry, written on our last night in Tokyo, here’s a bit of … Continue reading

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Hello kitty!

When we moved here, we thought being in Australia would open up a new area of the world for international travel. We’ve gone to Europe a lot, because it was easy to get to from Canada. We thought Asia would … Continue reading

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Profapalooza – Part 1

In an earlier post Dan mentioned that Lisa was traveling the country like a rock star and unable to keep up with posting blogs. Now, while some would argue that this was an accurate status update (she is a pretty … Continue reading

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A new world record

Well at least a new Ganmain record. But not set by Dan. It is late winter here in the Riverina and that means the agricultural shows are starting again. We made our second visit to the mother of all shows, … Continue reading

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How to speak Australian, Part 5

Snag: We often see people fishing in Lake Albert or in the Murrumbidgee River, and like any other closed water fishers, one of the big annoyances for them will be getting their hook snagged on a submerged branch. This is, … Continue reading

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Hometown Glory

We’ve been a bit lazy (busy?) about blogging recently, so had to ask for some help. This is a guest post by Wagga’s newest Canadian. Her own blog is beckyquarterly.wordpress.com. How many other cities of 65000 in Australia can claim … Continue reading

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hazy shade of winter

Throughout July, winter has presented us with fog. Warm ground + cold air = fog. Or maybe it is Cool ground + warming air. Not sure what causes it, but most mornings this past month we drove to work in … Continue reading

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Renovation blues

The house in Wagga is the second home we’ve owned. Both with this purchase and with the house in Edmonton, we opted for a build over an older home for the main reason that we like to know that it … Continue reading

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