Melbourne, USA 1996 🇺🇸🇨🇦

School buses and Coke

School buses. There is nothing quite like an American school bus. I don't know why they have to be that colour, but it's cool. Maybe they found people just didn't spot them unless they were big, yellow and with lots of stop signs attached. After a few days on holiday in America, the school buses became a bit of an obsession with me. I just had to get a good photo of one. Australian school buses

USA 1996 🇺🇸🇨🇦

Things from home

People apparently want to know more about our big trip to America last month. Oddly enough, the people who want to know the most are the Americans. Either they just want an outsiders view, or they're trying to make sure we had a good time there. Which we did. If you live in Seattle, and you know someone visiting from Melbourne, be sure to take them down to the waterfront. Seattle has half a doz

TV, USA 1996 🇺🇸🇨🇦

News in the USA

Following the air disaster in Florida, it's time for the FAA to start asking the hard questions: Who in their right mind would choose to fly on an airline with a name as tacky as "ValuJet"? Actually, while in America, we heard of what would have to rate as the silliest air crash ever. I'm sure you all remember it. Little seven year-old Jessica, trying to be the youngest ever to fly across the U

USA 1996 🇺🇸🇨🇦

And home again

Well, it's good to be home. After four weeks away, you start to miss the niceties of home - the mess in the spare room, the vomit-coloured carpet, the washers that need replacing. But our trip to America last month was well worth it. We got to see so many interesting things, and to discover that America is just like Australia - except for the bits that aren't. The great thing about going any

USA 1996 🇺🇸🇨🇦

Seattle, Washington

The first thing you notice about Washington state is the abundance of green. Most of it is green, a contrast from Arizona, which is mostly dust. And whereas Arizona is dusty because it's dry, Washington is green because it's wet. Makes perfect sense. In fact, while in Arizona L's uncle had told me "Washington's really nice... if you like green". For Australians (and others) reading, it's pro

USA 1996 🇺🇸🇨🇦

Phoenix, Arizona

Well! Here we are in America. And in between falling into canyons and getting lost in the malls, I thought I'd rattle off a quick entry. The flight The Pacific Ocean is big. That's probably why it takes so long to get from Australia to America. Something close to [ARGH] hours stuck in a 747 could potentially be quite miserable, depending on a number of factors. One of the factors is "thos