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

Kuala Lumpur ~ Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. It exceeded my expectations as far as being a modernized city. Staying in the Bukit Bintang area, at first I summed up the entire city as being old. After getting out of that area I realized that Kuala Lumpur is just as modern as any major city in the USA. Skyscrapers, upscale shopping and international businesses are prominent in the inner city. There are older parts of the city that have a certainRead more