Monthly Archives: March 2016

Down on the farm in Australia

Our group is at the two week mark down under. It’s amazing to review all the things we have done so far. We are now on the Yorke Peninsula, some two hours by car from Adelaide in South Australia. This … Continue reading

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How to Speak Australian- The Abbreviated Version

I guess all languages have their abbreviations and slang. It makes talking simpler. Not sure what linguists would call it but it happens. Here in Australia it seems to happen a lot. Here’s a fun video to help you navigate … Continue reading

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Sports in Australia

Australians love their sports.  Pick up any daily and the front page invariably has a huge picture of yesterday’s match or event. Based on attendance figures, their top two sports are Australian Rules Football and horse racing. We were lucky … Continue reading

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On to Gawler, Dead Man’s Pass and beyond

First off, we now have Facebook Page so check it here and like it! Reto is updating it with lots of photos. This past week we’ve been the guests of the Rotary Club of Gawler and Rotary Club of Gawler … Continue reading

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Wine touring in Australia

I’m finally over jet lag and enjoying the wonderful weather the Aussies arranged for us. The last week has been a whirlwind of activities, mostly wineries and vineyards in the Barossa.  Plus I’m slowly learning to speak Aussie! One of the first … Continue reading

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Team Hits The Ground Running

After the long flights down here from Kelowna and Yakima, the Rotary District 5060 Vocational Training Team (VTT) went to work almost immediately. We were warmly greeted at the beautiful Adelaide Airport by study exchange coordinator Jacqui Atyeo and VTT … Continue reading

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Facts About South Australia and The Northern Territory

Australia is a massive and fascinating country. It’s the 6th largest country in the world, occupying an entire continent of  7.6 million square kilometres (about 2.9 million sq miles). It has 20 million people, yet 80% of of those folks … Continue reading

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