exploring Archive

View of Sydney and Harbour Bridge

Turning Right at Taronga

May 15, 2012

in exploring, hiking, history, parks

It’d been a while since we’d gone exploring. Sunday rose up bright, blue and brisk, so Brendan and I looked up places we could take the ferry to that we’d not yet visited. We thought we could get to Fort Denison by one of the local ferries, but the clerk at the ticket counter at […]

Sydney skyline.

Messing Up Plans & Getting Lost in Your Own City

June 7, 2011

in exploring, food

I’m not a person who likes to waste time. It’s historically been hard for me to relax, take naps and “just chill.” I have improved in this arena since coming to Australia, but I’m not quite reformed. A beneficial byproduct of this tendency exists, however. When plans run awry, I tend not to give up: […]

American Habits in Australia

February 10, 2010

in adapting, exploring, personality

When I took my first trip overseas to England, Scotland and Wales 10 years ago, I was introduced to a delightful little card game called “asshole” (for those who don’t know the rules, click here), which I’m sure Askew World Order, who was also on that trip, will remember. I quickly became obsessed and wound up […]