Monthly Archives: March 2013

Last day in Australia, and a list

We are leaving Down Under today, and starting our trip home — so while I might come back to this place for some closing thoughts once we have returned to Stockholm, I wanted to leave you with this list of … Continue reading

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Sex and Fortitude (Valley)

During the first week we were in town, several months ago now, Matt and I ventured over to Fortitude Valley, a neighborhood at the edge of downtown Brisbane that is known for its nightlife. [Australians love to drink! All night! … Continue reading

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Hot fashion

I’m amazed by what I am comfortable wearing here in hot weather. I think of myself as a fairly modest person, but the dress code here in Queensland seems to be a bit on the bare side. Hot weather certainly … Continue reading

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Sunshine in Queensland

A few weekends ago, Matt and I rode up Mt. Coot-ha, the hill that stands over Brisbane, where all the television stations have their towers. The day was clear and less humid than usual, and the sun was hot.  Even … Continue reading

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On an undeserted island

We are here: 23.4500° S, 151.9167° E. Heron Island is at the south end of the Great Barrier Reef and is home to what must be thousands of birds, trilling and curlewing, calling and cooing, all day and all night.  It’s … Continue reading

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On Tattoos and Taboos Down Under

Someone told me the other day that nearly a third of the people living in Australia are tattooed. I’m not surprised — I’ve seen a lot of tattoos around, perhaps more exposed than usual in the summer. I have found … Continue reading

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Rainy days with art and roos

Saturday was a wet and rainy day — after a clear window spent at the farmers’ market, I made my way with one of our hosts to the art museums in Brisbane’s Cultural Center to see the rest of the … Continue reading

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