All things Australian

Australian Things: I’m trying to master the Australian accent but it’s harder than I thought.  Some of the words sound like a heavy Boston accent.  Words ending with the ar sound, it sounds like ah instead (example: car vs cah; park vs pahk).  But the vowel o sounds like ho  (example: no vs. n-oat). Americans – I’m going to take a shower, Australians – I’m going to have a shower. Americans – Charged with drunk driving, Australians – Charged with drinkRead more

Noosa Heads ~ Queensland

Noosa Heads is in the Sunshine Coast of Australia in Queensland. Noosa Heads’ main attraction is its beaches.  Instead of staying in Noosa we chose to stay in Peregian Beach, an upscale suburb only ten minutes driving from Noosa. Peregian Beach has won the best suburb in Australia award every year since the award has existed.   The house we rented was on the rim of  Noosa National Park in Peregian Beach.  This meant we could look out into the backyardRead more

Brisbane ~ Australia

Landing into Brisbane is like landing into the land of sunshine and smiles.  After a rigorous airport security check in process at the airport in Israel,  followed by a 24 hour flight with two short layovers, it was a relief to finally get here.   Australia is divided into six states (Northern, Southern, Western, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland) and ten federal territories. The state of Tasmania is an island in close proximity to the mainland. Brisbane is where our three-month tourRead more