Tag Archives: Australia

All the Way From Down Under to Canada!

One thing we feel really good about with our Global FieldTrip is that is has inspired others to “go for it” and travel – especially our family from Australia!  Last Christmas, our cousins from outside of Melbourne wanted to experience a white Christmas in Canada

And Last, But Not Least

Sadly, South America was where we parted…. But not for long! We love sharing our adventures with you so much that we have decided to have one final Global Fieldtrip night.  For this night, we would like everyone to be involved! Date: Saturday July 23, 2016

Charming China and Awesome Australia!

What a combination!  At our last global fieldtrip night, we combined our images of China and Australia to showcase the similarities and differences between the two incredible countries! We had a great crowd who were open to trying a variety of tastes such as stir

Global Fieldtrip Night – Charming China…

…and Hong Kong and Australia! Having spent an enjoyable time in Southeast Asia – Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia – we headed further east to Hong Kong and China, followed up by the “Land Down Under”.  What an amazing adventure we had! We would love to

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

It’s Time to Pick and Pack!

Don’t be shy, put the eye to the sky!  That’s how I like to pick fresh apples at the orchard! We are so lucky to have family in Australia who own fruit orchards.  When we arrived at the Damchev orchard we got straight to picking. Instead

An Aussie Riddle

What do you get when you combine 2 large families with roots from Greece and Macedonia in Australia? A BIG FAT GREEK MASO AUSSIE WEDDING! For those who have followed our trip and blog, many of you know that we like to crash weddings, but

Two Penguin Paradises!

Here is a riddle: I am little, I am blue and white, I have wings but I can’t fly through the air and I have feathers… Who am I? A Little Penguin, that’s right! We were lucky enough to see these beautiful creatures in two