A new expat anticipates and prepares for her first Christmas in Australia Sunshine, beaches, and sundresses are not the usual images I associate with the Christmas season, but now that I’m living in Australia I’m getting an education on how the other half of the world experiences the holidays. I confess it’s hard for this … Read more
Editor’s Note: Adventurous traveler and foodie, Krista Bjorn, has to be a little more adventurous than she bargained for on a visit in January to Australia. Doubt this is a recipe she added to her files upon her return home; but now that she’s moved to Australia, who knows? This insight certainly goes beyond what … Read more
First thing in the morning the place is humming, folks wandering about the bird cages and animal pens to see if they really want that strapping calf or feisty goose. My friends were in the market for chickens that day and informed me that once they made their choices, yours truly would be doing the bidding! Yipes! I’ve never been to an auction in my life and was highly intimidated by these hat-wearing Aussies nodding their heads and raising fingers as the auctioneers rattled away at a dizzying pace.