They Don’t Give a $@!#

Who Cares?

Before my first visit to Australia in February, I came across a humorous blog entry from another American expat on one significant cultural difference between Americans and Australians.

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Thank Goodness for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

I had my first experience with Australian health care this week.

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The Sacred Hearth Cathedral

Bendigo

A few weekends ago, Theo and I took the country as we sometimes do on a Sunday afternoon. One of our stops was the provincial city of Bendigo and we visited the lovely Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving

In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.

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The Poppy of Remembrance

Remembrance

Yesterday was Remembrance Day here in Australia. In the U.S., it’s Veterans Day today.

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Moving to Australia?

Barack Obama

One hundred million votes later, Election Day 2012 is over and Barack Obama is victorious.

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The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation. Melbourne may be the only city in the world that has a public holiday around a thoroughbred horse race. Since 1861, the city has paused on the first Tuesday of November for this three-minute, 3,200 meter race. This year, 24 horses competed for the Cup and $6.2 million prize. Favorites included 2010 winner Americain and 2011 winner Dunaden, but in a stunning upset, Green Moon…

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