Happy Australia Day – Everything You Need To Know About Australia, From Someone Who’s Never Been (Yet)
Today marks the day that a fleet of British ships arrived to Sydney Cove in New South Wales, and it’s 226 years since the Flag of Great Britain was raised to proclaim British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia.
The name Australia Day… has evolved over time, and so have the meaning of it’s celebrations.
“In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.”
Tourism Australia describe it succintly as
“a day for Australians to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.”
So what is being Australian all about?
I met lots of friendly faces on my visit to Bologna for Blogville last summer. It’s one of the highlights of travel. To learn about other cultures, hear what people have to say, and to connect over shared interests – often the travel itself. (And food – let’s not forget the food.) During an action-packed week in Emilia Romagna, I managed to snap a few photo’s of the folks I met and spent time with, including Italian people and fellow bloggers.…
Keeping it short and sweet today – New Year, new style. More often, less is more, more or less.
Just wanted to show you how incredible technology can be as a traveller, or for anyone who is perma-curious.
Look at this little exchange of information and niceties between myself, Serena Puosi (currently in Italy I think? To be confirmed…) and Jodi SchmEttenberg*, who is mid-flight somewhere between Canada and Vietnam!…
In this week’s Monday Meetings we hear from Dave Gill, a talented videographer and ambitious adventurer. He’s working on an exciting new travel project and flexing his documentary making muscles… along the route. As a fan of two-wheeled travel myself, a lot of his words hit home, making me want to dust off my cycling gear and hit the road too!
For the first of our Monday Meetings in the New Year, allow me to introduce you to a genuine diamond that goes by the name of Frankie Bird, aka The Bush Birdie, aka Frankie Thompson. Frankie flew her London nest just over a year ago and has since been living a healthy free range lifestyle. So for some good advice and wisdom from the road… listen to the Bird-song. …