For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using my over the door resistance band gym system that Pat and I brought back from the States for a mere $26 in order to get fitter. So far, I’ve noticed firmer arms, a flatter tummy and a teeny-tiny bit of slimming in the legs (we’ll get… Read more
Since the Australian culture is quite closely related to the English culture, there is definitely more of a tea culture Down Under than I originally expected. People often call it “morning tea” or “afternoon tea” when they are having a snack with the beverage; a nice cup of tea is always on the list of things to do.
Hannah mentions … Read more
After causing such a big fuss and drama with travelers some months ago, I finally had my first body scan experience while in San Francisco, and I must say that it was quite easy and about as un-dramatic as can be.
The process started fairly quickly. I must have been too busy tucking my passport and plane tickets in my… Read more
Before heading to Chicago, I caught wind of a restaurant that serves up Russian food -- one that is also run by an Uzbek chef. Uhm... Central Asian influenced Russian food? Pat knew this was immediately going to be on our itinerary. And he was right.
Day 170: Our missing piece of luggage, found the next day.
Some trips it is just not possible to carry it all in carry-on sized baggage. It depends on the weather, the airline’s carry-on baggage restrictions, your need to take certain stuff (maybe you have some books and gifts to bring along) that you normally wouldn’t. In our case, Pat… Read more
You know, before, when I talked about the reading light glitch on the flight from Sydney to America that caused me to not be able to read for the entire flight, I didn’t want to really call out the airline in the post. Hey, it’s a reading light, and if it’s get the light fixed… Read more
Before booking my stay in Vegas, I heard countless people say that a few days is enough for Sin City. Because of the overall stories from numerous individuals that less is more in this location, I played it safe and did just a short 3 day stopover on the way back to Sydney.
In … Read more
Vegas. It’s a place to indulge. A place to put just a little bit more money on red, have another yard-length margarita and put yet another bite in your mouth.
We’re going to talk about the last point.
Vegas has more buffet restaurants than you can count. Buffets. Mile-long buffets (it seems). You… Read more
Anytime someone is able to pick up and move out of their small-ish hometown, it’s kind of a big deal. It’s even more of a big deal when that person picks up and moves home to Las Vegas!
Heather, a good friend of mine since kindergarten and another intensely gigantic fan of… Read more
Las Vegas has a reputation. As the city of sin, people from all over the world flock to this desert outpost to gamble or play out their wildest fantasies… both of which don’t really appeal to me. Heck, there was this ad over in Los Angeles that made me second guess our… Read more
Day 164: My Latest American Craze... Pirate's Booty
Some years back, television in America was overcome with shows incorporating home design and makeovers. After that, house flipping was a big thing. It was constantly one show after another on different channels taking the concept as their own — and for good reason. People loved them.
Well, this trip home has… Read more