Category Archives: Australia

My favorite moments in New Zealand

To offset the last post, which chronicled all the moments in which we bungled our trip, today I’ll talk about the moments that were just sublime. Seeing friends at the start and end of our trip At least for me, … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, Australia, driving around, New Zealand, Rotorua, Taupo, Travel by Continent, Country, Wellington

Elanor is 4

My darling Ellie, Happy fourth birthday.  May you always embrace the world as fearlessly and with as big a heart as you do today. Love Mommy PS-Stop calling me mother-it’s freaking me out.

Posted in Asia, Australia, Boston, DC, Holidays (Not Singaporean), Hong Kong, Maine, North America, Pictures, Random Stuff, Sydney, Third Culture Kids, Tourist Destinations, Travel by Continent, Country, US, Video | 4 Comments


This is my 500th post at Expat Bostonians. I began the blog on March 8th, 2010; 2 years, 2 months and 9 or 10 days (depending on how you count the time difference) ago.  A blog seemed like the logical … Continue reading

Posted in Acts of Supreme Clumsiness, Asia, Attractions, Australia, Before the Move, Boston, Culture Shock, customs, Expat to Expat Advice, general places, headdesk moments, Helpers, Holidays (Not Singaporean), Hong Kong, Identity, medical, North America, Phuket, politics, Pregnant Expat, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, Thailand, Third Culture Kids, Travel, Travel by Continent, Country, Uniquely Singapore, US, With Kids | 4 Comments

Odds and Ends

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I thought I’d do an odds and ends post to wrap up/update on some stuff and comment about other small things that don’t merit individual posts. ********** Rhiannon’s Surgery The … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Boston, cars/driving, Education, Guest POV, Housing, medical, North America, Random Stuff, Singapore, Sydney, Theater/Shows/Events, Third Culture Kids, Travel by Continent, Country, US, With Kids | 4 Comments

Visiting Sydney with kids under 4

I probably have a few more posts about Sydney kicking around, but I thought I’d do a general post about visiting Sydney with little kids, as it’s an easy vacation destination from Singapore. We flew Singapore Airlines both ways, and … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Flying, hotels/serviced apartments/resorts, Sydney, Travel, Travel by Continent, Country | 2 Comments

Sunrise to Sunset–Sydney Opera House

Taken from a variety of locations over several days.  This is the first time I’ve organized a study of a single object.  I hope you like it!

Posted in Australia, Pictures, Sydney, Travel by Continent, Country

Wild Life Sydney Zoo at Darling Harbour

Is there anything more clichèd than going to Australia,  buying a boomerang and wanting to see a Koala?  Probably not, but it’s a cliché for a reason, and we wanted to see Koalas, damn it!  So off to Wild Life … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Pictures, Sydney, Travel by Continent, Country | 4 Comments