Food

Belem, Portugal

Our second day in Lisbon we decided to head to the town of Belem. There was a lot of history in this little town, and even the place of resistance for the Portuguese President.  We walked around the town, and looked at all of the historical monuments that were set out on the water.  TheContinue reading “Belem, Portugal”

Lisboa, Portugal

On Monday morning, after a long journey on our over night train, we arrived in the motherland Portugal! My mother and her family were born in the Portuguese islands of the Azores, they were from the largest island Sao Miguel. My mother came to Canada when she was 5. Even though we have been toContinue reading “Lisboa, Portugal”

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada to all my Canadians back at home! I hope everyone has amazing BBQs, great cottage weekends and plenty of Canadian beer in honour of our amazing country! Since I have been in Australia, I have grown even fonder and have grown a huge appreciation and dedication to my country. I am so extremelyContinue reading “Happy Canada Day!”

St. Patrick’s Day

For the past four years I have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Waterloo, where all the students would enjoy one of the greatest party days of the year, take a break from midterms and essays and get all dolled up in GREEN!This year, I just assumed that St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be as big ofContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day”

Fun Random Fact

Last week I was informed that one of the nice local men that I serve a couple times a week is actually Paul Hogan’s brother. If you don’t know who Paul Hogan is he is the star actor from the stereotypical Australian movie “Crocodile Dundee”. He is such a great guy, and we mostly talkContinue reading “Fun Random Fact”

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone enjoyed this loveable day with the ones they love. Whether that be a significant other, or just some really great friends and family, I hope everyone enjoyed some sort of love or romance today and that lots of chocolate and candy was had! For Valentine’s night I worked. ItContinue reading “Valentine’s Day”

Bagels

Bagels really are a Canadian thing. It is so hard to track down a bagel in any of the stores here. Most bakeries don’t even sell them! If you are lucky to find some in grocery stores, you can find them on the bottom shelf, in one brand, with only two or three different flavours.Continue reading “Bagels”

Super Bowl Monday

Most Australians don’t really care too much about the Super Bowl. In order for us to catch the game, we had to head to the good ol’ American Hooters Restaurant to catch some game day action. Since we are half a day ahead of North America, the broadcast started around 9 a.m. Monday morning, andContinue reading “Super Bowl Monday”

Surfer’s Paradise

I have been in Surfer’s Paradise for just over a week now, and I love it. Surfer’s Paradise is an extremely touristy place, as it is one of the most popular places for Ozzie’s to come and vacation. It is filled with restaurants, cafes, expensive stores and beautiful beaches. A lot of people call Surfer’sContinue reading “Surfer’s Paradise”

Phillip Island

After the Great Ocean Road tour I spent my last day in Melbourne 2 weeks ago exploring Phillip Island. Phillip Island is a beautiful little island at the edge of Victoria which is home to the smallest penguin colony in the world…coincidentally they are called the “Little Penguin”. They are so cute and tiny, andContinue reading “Phillip Island”

Lawn Bowling

A few weeks ago I made friends with some local Melbourne boys. This week, they were nice enough to invite me over for a BBQ and to join them in a game of lawn bowling. I was so grateful for the BBQ as this was the first time since I left home that I haveContinue reading “Lawn Bowling”

Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne is home to the famous Queen Victoria Market. The market is situated at the top of town and draws in hundreds of tourists and locals each day.It takes up two whole blocks! At the Vic Market (as the locals call it), you can find anything from fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, meats, fresh seafood, shoes,Continue reading “Queen Victoria Market”

Australian Grub

Now I am sure you are wondering what we eat. We mostly eat takeaway (what they call take-out), which has consisted of McDonalds, cheap Asian food, kebabs (Turkish wraps), or pizza. Don’t worry…This is not all we have been eating! Most of the hostels that we have been staying at have offered free breakfast, whichContinue reading “Australian Grub”

Sydney

Two days ago we arrived downtown Sydney. It is such a busy little city. Somewhat like Toronto, but such pretty architecture everywhere! We haven’t been able to do any of the touristy things yet; we just walked around a small portion of the city. There are these beautiful purple trees that I have become obsessedContinue reading “Sydney”

Bondi Beach

After 22 hours on the plane…we have arrived in AUSTRALIA, first stop Bondi Beach…we plan on staying here or about a week. The first day that we got here, it was pretty cold and windy. When we first got out of the airport, it was so confusing trying to get used to the cars beingContinue reading “Bondi Beach”

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