BMcG Travels

At least my 3rd attempt at a Travel Blog

I shot awake in the predawn hours to laughing. Not a giggle, or even a belly laugh, but a true cackle. The laugh ‘that relative’ makes after too many chardonnays on Christmas. “A kookaburra,” I thought to myself. “I’m literally being woken up by a kookaburra in an old gum tree…” As I stumbled outside …

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My week consisted of birthday calls and celebrations. If you’re a fan of your Birthday, I’d recommend moving to a drastically different time zone. I received calls, texts and notifications between the 16th and the 19th, each from family and friends who were certain they had reached me on my b-day. My answer to each …

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Friday night hit me like a brick. After work, I zombie walked to the apartment with my brain hinting that it needed a break. Going full-tilt since I landed, my body, mind and soul were screaming for a day in the dark watching movies/shows. But, fortune favors the bold, and with an Australian Football League …

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How to reflect on my first week in Melbourne? Adaptation ruled. To time, new people, new work, different weather, and cooking for myself (I’ve been spoiled). Shifting into my role at our Australia office has been fascinating — functioning in a similar position, for the same organization, but in a different place, has given me …

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My second day in Melbourne started slow. Family/SO/Cat face-time + morning NHL hockey (strange) took priority. Maybe I dragged my feet a bit — pouting because I’m still adjusting to sleeping without Ari and a 22 pound, Maine Coon cat sandwiching me in the middle of the bed (I tried to set my computer to …

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