Our Last Week in Sydney

It’s hard to believe that we’ve just entered our final week living abroad! Say what?! Nicola is on winter holiday, which we’ve lovingly renamed winter-summer holiday since it will be the dead of summer when we return to the States. It’s funny […]

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Evening Bats

Every night just when it’s starting to get dark, thousands of bats fly over our house. In the summer, we sit outside some evenings and watch them from our terrace. They’re flying foxes, which are fruit bats, and a lot of times […]

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Using Her Voice

When Nicola and I were at the grocery store the other week, she asked me to buy a particular bag of snacks for school. The last time she’d gotten them, they’d come with a special eraser. (They’re called rubbers here, but I […]

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Vivid This Year

We were lucky enough to catch Vivid again this year. It’s so magical to watch the city light up! Here are a few highlights from the night. We got down to Circular Quay early and waited for the sun to go down. […]

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Things I Like in Sydney

Here’s a collection of photographs I’ve taken around Sydney lately, mainly in Paddington and Woollahra near our house. I had to laugh that there is a serious foliage theme going on. (I didn’t pick up on that when I snapped them!) I […]

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Spice Alley

We heard about Spice Alley from a neighbor (thanks, Andrea!) and headed there for dinner on Saturday night. It’s a laneway of Asian cuisine hawker-style eateries—a local-excursion adventure that ends in street food? Sign me up!  Options included wide gamet of dishes and […]

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The Year of the Dog

We celebrated the Chinese New Year down at Circular Quay on one of those picturesque Sydney days. There was a two-week celebration last month and we spent the afternoon wandering around, looking at the sculptures. The photos might seem small, but the subjects […]

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Bird Cages Exhibit — Sydney

Sometimes you find things to do in Sydney on Pinterest while you’re laying around the house in Boulder and then ACTUALLY GO DO THEM WHEN YOU’RE IN SYDNEY. And it’s amazing and wonderful and super fun to go out and see things, […]

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Sydney Street Art

Another batch of street art. I hope you like it as much as I do! Street art reminds me of taking the train from the suburbs to Chicago as a child and watching all the graffiti as we passed by. This collection of […]

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3 Birds On a Wire

Nicola and I were out on a walk on Sunday morning and I heard some loud squawks. I wish I could tell you that was abnormal for Sydney, but it’s not. (Oh, I could go on and on about how much I […]

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