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Food Travel

Foodie Down Under

In case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a foodie. I know, foodie is a loaded term. It can imply anything from elitism to the corporate dumbing down of the Western world. In my case, all I mean to say is: I love to discover tastes and recreate them in my kitchen. And even more so […]

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Art Travel

Body and Soul

Women’s art is one of those vaguely suspect labels. On the one hand, it’s reductive to describe an artist’s work by way of her gender. On the other hand, I find myself drawn to work created by women. Even when I have no idea who the maker is. This happened to me in Hobart. There […]

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Travel

Wallaby World

A wallaby is a kangaroo that’s about my size. An adult male wallaby stands 1.5 meters tall. The female has a pouch and four teats for the benefit of the baby, known as a joey. There’s a fatter version of a wallaby called a pademelon. We’ve come to Bruny Island in Tasmania to find these […]

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Books Travel

Stargazing

Hobart is the capital of Tasmania. It was founded in 1804 as a British penal colony. We’ve come here to learn about Australia’s convict past. Secretly, my plan is to catch a glimpse of the stars. One such star is David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art that lies a ferry […]

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Travel

Melbourne

Melbourne was the reason my husband set off on our round-the-world journey. In February 2020, we finally arrive. I had two points of inspiration that led to this moment: a book and a client. The book is The Fatal Shore. It is a vivid and often gruesome account of the colonization of Australia by convicts […]