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Black cats are the best cats.

In early 2011, I sent a three-inch stack of paperwork to the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. They gave me the stamp of approval three months later, and I returned with a permanent resident visa in hand. I could live in Australia indefinitely with my partner!  Continue reading »

Due north

Not many people in the world would say “due north” when referring to New South Wales.

Going out to Bondi Beach makes me feel like I’m visiting Australia for the first time. This is the iconic scenery that is marketed and shared around the world, the imagery that comes to mind when “Australia” is mentioned overseas.  Continue reading »

Straya day beach house

I highly recommend making friends with people who have access to beach cabins. Every so often, usually 2-3 times per summer, a large group of us descend upon a cabin near Port Arthur for a relaxed, disconnected weekend with a spit roast and beers.  Continue reading »