Category Archives: driving

Oh Tarcutta

One of the big regional stories in the Daily Advertiser over the past few months has been a construction project on the Hume Highway, the main route that runs between Sydney and Melbourne, the country’s largest cities. It is about … Continue reading

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Baby you can drive my car

Okay…payback time! Dan is in Bathurst for a couple of days, so I get to write what I want, when I want. This post is going to address one of the most common questions people ask me — what is … Continue reading

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across the great divide

In our last episode, we were in Canberra eating Ethiopian food. The purpose of that trip was to take Lisa’s visiting scholar to the Capital for some meetings. One of the things the guest requested, when Lisa asked her pre-trip … Continue reading

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it’s the little things…

It’s been more than 3 months that we’ve been living in Australia, and we feel that we are pretty much settled and understand “the Australian way” – at least enough to not seem like idiots (or Americans). It isn’t a … Continue reading

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the steep and winding road…

When we got home from the Spirit of the Land festival last weekend, Lisa saw an ad in the local paper (the Daily Advertiser) for the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival this weekend. Since we are trying to experience as much … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, apples, Australia, Batlow, bogans, driving, fall fairs, farmers market, festivals, food, horses, koalas, lizard, market, mountains, pie, Riverina, road signs, rural life, shows, skink, small town culture, Snowy Mountains, traffic signs, wildlife | Tagged | 2 Comments

Sign of the times…

As we drive, or walk, around Wagga and the surrounding area, there are a lot of things we see that are fun and interesting. Here’s a few… This is, obviously, an echidna crossing sign. It is on the CSU campus … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Cowra, danger, driving, horse poo, kangaroo, koalas, Melbourne, Riverina, road signs, traffic signs, wagga, wagga wagga | 6 Comments

things that make you go “Huh?”

Overall, Australia isn’t that much different from Canada. We share a British heritage, we speak the same language (sort of), and so the general everyday life is easy to understand. But every now and then, we come across things that … Continue reading

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