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Day 186: Hanging Out with Countrymen Abroad, Why Not Stay Home? My Extended Response

Day 186: Celebrating the 4th on the 5th
Literally the second I was about to write about day 186, I got a comment on another blog post that left me thinking. The post was talking about hanging out with my American friends here in Sydney, which is basically what I was going to maybe write about for day 186 because… Read more
July 11, 2011 · Continue Reading · 21
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Day 177: Pancakes, Because People are Feeling Homesick

There’s been nothing quite like the good ol’ American holiday of July 4th to bring out the homesickness in just about every American abroad I know. Talking about barbecues and fireworks has taken over my blog feed lately, but I’ll tell you what, the homesickness factor became apparent in my local circle of friends a little sooner than that. And… Read more
July 7, 2011 · Continue Reading · 8
Day 103:  Coooooookies!

Day 103: I Live in a Bilingual Household

Day 103: Coooooookies!
I’ve always wondered how people that speak two different languages make a relationship work. I always wonder more how they communicate at home since communication, to me, is like the essential part of making a relationship work, no? I know it’s not to the same extent as, let’s say, someone who speaks Spanish and someone who speaks… Read more
April 14, 2011 · Continue Reading · 13
Day 27:  American Connection at Travel Tribe

Day 27: Another Travel Tribe Meet-up Down Under

Day 27: American Connection at Travel Tribe
Last night was the first Sydney Travel Tribe meet-up of the year. We headed to the open-air Customs House Bar near Circular Quay, which was perfect for such a hot, hot day. We had a couple of special guests which included the social media manager for Flight Center and the wonderful, fellow midwesterner… Read more
January 28, 2011 · Continue Reading · 15

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