Tag Archives: history

Where the heck are we!?

Atlantic Ocean Birthday post!  Another year gone by and so much has happened! Like, a lot. A lot a lot. So yeah, um…so we’ve been busy. Really really busy. Not lots of time to keep up with the blog busy. … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July, Comrade Americans!

Happy 4th of July! As travelers over the past few years (wow, that’s still weird to say) Our history of celebrating the birth of our home nation has ranged from “cowboy guitars around a campfire” as interpreted by the people … Continue reading

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Don’t mow your lawn!

Karumba, QLD, Australia We want to introduce you to something that Tiffany’s mom considers to be one of the nastiest, grossest, ickiest things in the world: The Tree Frog Related posts: For the Diggers Human Detesticulation and Baby Kangaroos Outback … Continue reading

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Riding the Ghan

Enroute Alice Springs, NT, AU They have trains that traverse Australia.  One of them, called “The Ghan” bisects the country running from Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin and when we bought the tickets online they charged us half of … Continue reading

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The weight of the world

While romping from the snow-capped mountains of Australia to kung-fu training in China to Germany’s Oktoberfest with a quick side trip to the London 2012 Olympics, one can assume a few interesting conversations were had: British friend: I wish I could vote … Continue reading

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It’s Intuitive (and the Aussie fascination with Ned Kelly…)

On the road, Victoria, AU The Australian East Coast Adventure continues!! So we’re supposed to be bonding and stuff right?  That’s what we’ve been told us married people do whilst travelling together: we talk and whatnot…or get divorced.  True fact … Continue reading

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So, have you seen a kangaroo?

Melbourne, Vic, AU Yes, yes we’ve seen a kangaroo… As Americans, Australia is fascinating in a completely different way than any other country in the world.  Because of all the other countries out there, Australia is the one where we … Continue reading

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, NZ We have, to a degree, made light of the titanic forces that shaped and continue to mold this tiny island nation within the South Pacific’s ring of fire.  We don’t do this out of lack of respect; simply … Continue reading

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Regarding the Locals

Enroute Mt. Aspiring, NZ We would be remiss to recount our many adventures in New Zealand and never once mention the Maori. The “native” people of New Zealand are themselves settlers from a foreign land.  Polynesian in origin, the Maori … Continue reading

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To simply be

Helensville, NZ Despite rumors to the contrary, there’s a lot more out in the farms of New Zealand than Kiwis, possums and sheep: Sometimes things fall into place and life moves on when we’re least expecting it.  After about a month our … Continue reading

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