Time Difference

By Monday, February 16, 2015 5 No tags Permalink

When we arrived in Australia, there were many things we had to adjust and get used to, such as driving on the other side of the road, Celsius instead of Fahrenheit, and making sure we spelled words correctly (neighbor = neighbour // organize = organise). But among the biggest things we had to adjust to ...

Melbourne: Four Seasons in One Day

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

When we first moved to Melbourne, I was always told that you're bound to experience 'four seasons in one day' here. I always chuckled and laughed it off as some cliche saying that everyone says about their city. In Virginia, we've experienced our share of crazy weather - from the hot sun beating down to ...

Moving to Another Country

By Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2 No tags Permalink

Let me tell you: I totally underestimated how much goes into packing up your entire lives/home and relocating halfway across the world. Of course, I knew it would be a lot to do and, at times, overwhelming, but nothing really prepares you (unless you've done it before). Man, I seriously have a newfound respect for my parents. ...

Cash Only

By Sunday, October 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

"Sorry, cash only..." are the three words you'll hear most often in Australian restaurants as an American addicted to only using her debit card for purchases. We weren't forewarned about this concept before arriving, so it took quite a bit of adjusting to in the first week or so. Back in the States, Will and I, ...