Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Hui Hou Hawaii!

To end off our wonderful time in Hawaii, we went on a hike up Diamond Head and went surfing at Waikiki! Our first stop was Diamond Head. We had to get up early in the morning while the sun was not too hot. Before we started climbing, we

Pineapples, Pineapples, and More Pineapples!

Welcome to Dole, the biggest company to sell the second most popular fruit in the world (bananas are number one), which also comes in a delicious ice cream form known as Dole Whip. You know what I’m talking about…. pineapples of course! James Drummond Dole

Tora Tora Tora!

**Please note….our niece Anastasia flew out to meet us in Hawaii for a week and she agreed to be a guest blogger and wrote this great piece on Pearl Harbour! I had the amazing opportunity to visit my family out in Oahu, Hawaii, and it

Hawaii 5-0!

The Marriot Resort in Ko’Olina is amazing! Our original intention was to visit to a variety of tourist sites around the island of Oahu, but there was so much to do on the property, that we didn’t leave once! We were involved in everything possible,

Aloha Hawaii!!

Stepping off of the plane in Honolulu, we were greeted by sunny, cloudless skies, a light breeze and beautiful, warm temperatures around 30C! Hawaii was a welcome change to the harsh Australian winter with temperatures dipping to 15C! J Do you know what Aloha means? Here

Hooroo OZ – It’s been a blast!

From the warm and wonderful Cairns, we flew back to Sydney for a couple of days before our next international flight. We explored “The Rocks” with a fun and free night tour that gave us insight into the way life was back when Australia was

Our Adventures in the Underwater World

6:30 AM: BEEP BEEP BEEP! Time to get up to go to the reef! Yay! We were going to another Natural Wonder of the World! The Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia. The boat was a close walk away from our apartment and the walk

We’re Reef Experts Now!

After learning about Ned Kelly and baking with our family, we left Melbourne and flew up North to sunny Cairns!  It was warm with beautiful beaches and lots of activities happening all over the place.  It is a really great place for relaxing and working on

Australian Robin Hood?

How do you become a folk hero by robbing banks?  Let’s check out the interesting story of notorious Ned Kelly. During the mid-1800’s Australia had its own version of the “Wild West”, particularly during the time of the gold rush. While the majority of people were

A Slice of Heaven

While in Melbourne, we had a chance to have a cooking class with chef extraordinaire Teta Maria Damchev. We baked Apple Slice which is a Hungarian dish, but since Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, we are counting this as one of our Australian recipes. 🙂

The Best Aussie Dessert

Knock, knock Who’s there? Pavlova for, Pavlova for who? Pavlova for me! Yum yum! We were so happy to add pavlova to our global fieldtrip recipe book from Australia! (Especially me) We made it twice; once with Teta Mary and Alycia Siomos at their house,

Our Big Fat Aussie Family – (Part 3)

Coming from a big fat Greek family split between Canada and Oz, there are lots of relatives for us to visit, however with limited time we couldn’t meet with everyone. But lucky for us we were able to meet with some cousins of my grandfather.


Imagine a game with only one rule…there are no rules! That was my perception of Aussie Rules Football – also known as “footie” – until we went to see a game with our cousin Michael while in Melbourne! The league is called the Australian Football