Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tim Tams: Australia’s Favorite Cookie! I Mean, Biscuit!

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Over the years, Australia has given the world some of the sweetest things imaginable.  To name a few, there’s koalas, the adorable antics of Blinky Bill, Olivia Newton-John, and Diana Glenn in Oyster Farmer.  But few can argue that one …

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How to See Sydney on the Cheap!

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HOW TO SEE SYDNEY ON THE CHEAP By Matt John Canty You can use lots of words to describe the city of Sydney: lively, beautiful, cultural, coastal, breathtaking, friendly, and of course, expensive!  Sydney is one of the priciest cities …

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The Hawkesbury River Part IV: Anklebiters on a Floating School Bus

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With my stomach full from lunch, and the day still sunny and warm, I headed down towards the edge of the Hawkesbury River Marina to do something I neglected to do the first time I was here in 2009: take …

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The Hawkesbury River Part III: Remember to Bring Your Swimsuit!

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And so, we return to the present: September of 2013 in the town of Brooklyn, NSW, Australia.  I was most fortunate to come back to this idyllic region, especially on such a sunny, warm day!  No really, it was one …

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The Hawkesbury River Part II: In Search of the Oyster Farmer…

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To really get this story on the Hawkesbury River moving forward, we must go back to the beginning.  To a place, far, far way.  To a time, a long, long time ago.  To New York City, in August of 2005! …

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The Hawkesbury River Part I: Take Me to the River

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“HAWKESBURY RIVER NEXT STOP!” was what it said on the electronic display sign inside the train.  I sat, my heart thumping in my chest, with my hands stroking my backpack, as I watched the green scenery pass by me in …

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