Above: Paul Hogan offering to throw another shrimp on the barbie, and below: Merrick Watts throwing another steak on the barbie in a revision of the 1984 advertisement.

Every single Australian expat has been taunted by one single expression, ‘throw another shrimp on the barbie.’ Hearing this gets the same reaction as say fingernails on a blackboard. For starters, they’re not even called shrimp. Thanks Paul Hogan.

Rememberance poppies at the WW2 War Memorial in Canberra

For some of us expats, every day is a great opportunity to show our Aussie pride. Then there are the Australian holidays, the events that give us a chance to get together with other expats, celebrate the familiar and let our guard down. ANZAC Day in the USA is one such day. While the day [...]

Sydney vs New York

Moving overseas can be expensive, but the last thing you want is to discover your hard-earned money doesn’t stretch very far once you’ve settled into your new home. We all know that Sydney’s a pretty expensive place to live, but just how does it compare to one of the US’s most bustling cities – New [...]

Am I Black Enough for You - a novel on Aboriginal Identity by Anita Heiss

Dr. Anita Heiss is an author of both fiction and non-fiction works and also writes poetry, social commentary, and travel articles. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and she travels around the world lecturing on Indigenous culture. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Heiss about [...]

Aussie Gift Tote

We all know that winter in the USA, for an Aussie, is a different experience to what we’re used to. Under the threat of real snow, warm food and all of those rich Christmas treats that are stories away during December in sunny Australia, holiday time in the USA takes on a brand-new face. Holidays [...]

Pavlova and Pumpkin Pie: recipe for a great Aussie Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving falls early this year – November 22, to be exact – but if you’re already a seasoned veteran of Thanksgivings past, you’ll know that preparation (and plenty of wine for those inclined) holds the key to a fun and food-filled American holiday.

Bulla Creamy Classics - Bring 'em Home

For those of us here in the continental USA, winter has already begun to supply its first hints of frozen hands and feet and big chills ahead. This means that our Aussie minds turn towards the Southern Hemisphere, where summer is beginning and the beaches are open for business. The idea of eating ice cream [...]

Get an Aussie foodie fix in the Bay Area // Image by Saskia Feain

When you’re an expat, you end up craving the oddest things. And these things are usually the items that you cannot run down to the store and purchase. It requires a lot of forethought and coordination. Funny thing is that it’s not necessarily about consuming the item itself that stems the homesickness, it’s the connection [...]

Homschek and Fong in the NY location

Further evidence that the great Aussie meat pie takeover continues: Australian chain Pie Face today opens its second New York location – on the East side in Murray Hill. The store follows their pattern of opening locations close to some of Manhattan’s landmarks – the first, on 53rd and Broadway, takes up space next to [...]


It was a fun local establishment for this born-and-bred Bondi girl: a place in New York City to bring Aussie visitors for a trip back home, just for a second. But sadly, the Lower East Side’s Bondi Road will soon be no longer. It’s set to close its doors at the end of this month [...]