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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]