If ever there was a “cookie” that was a love letter, it would be the Anzac Biscuit. ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps, and it was the official cookie (they call cookies biscuits Down Under) that women sent to their menfolk who went off to war—beginning in World War I. The recipe is […]
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My first day in Australia I was starving for dinner, but it was only 4:30 and the restaurant in my hotel wasn’t open yet. So I went to the “bar” (couches outside) and ordered some homemade bread with olives and this thing called dukkah—I had no idea what it was. And now I can’t get enough of it.
From the States, Australia doesn’t just seem very far away, but, as my oldest daughter kept reminding me, it’s also upside down. Thanks to doing yoga, I’m quite comfortable hanging out upside down, but I thought it would be good to summarize the differences so far on this journey Down Under.
It was a coincidence that my long awaited and dreamed of trip to Australia coincided with Bruce’s first tour there in 10 years. But when I saw the dates, it was the first thing I actually put money down on. It was his last night in Melbourne, and my second to last night in Australia, and I thought it would be a good way to celebrate the end of my trip. It was!
Australia is so big and diverse that a first impression from landing in Brisbane is like a first impression of America from landing in Atlanta. But first impressions are also inevitable and often right. They contain the seeds that grow into more lasting impressions. I’ve only been here 24 hours, so you are going to get my first impression!
It all started in 1979 with an Australian movie my dad said reminded him of me. THAT piqued my interest and started a life-long admiration for the land down under. I’ve felt a strange familiarity with Australia, from the movies, books, music, and the people, and I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, but never had the chance. Well, I’m about to get my chance…
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