Entries Tagged as 'australia'

Throwback Thursday: Outback Edition

April 11th 2013

AustralianOutback

Remember that time I road-tripped the Australian Outback? Click, click.

Throwback Thursday: Australian Outback Edition

January 18th 2013

 

The Australian Outback

September 13th 2012

Before traveling Australia, the outback was just a chain steakhouse where I used to beg my ex to eat. “Of all the places in New York City,” he’d grumble. But I really loved Bloomin’ Onions.

Ten years later, I found myself tempted by another outback, only this time it was the outback, that indeterminate Australian land—somewhere far beyond the beach and past the bush – where the soil is red, the air dry and people few and far between…

(Read the rest of my piece “Roadtripping through the Australian Outback” on Jetset Times here)

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July 18th 2012

 

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Boonbah Part II

June 8th 2012

The aboriginal dinner fiasco. From the beginning.

Picture me, I’m SO excited for this dinner! All showered, in my nicest (read: only) maxi dress, freshly washed hair and clutching a notebook and pen like it was the first day of school.

Rolling classy, Baz and I stop and pick up a bottle of wine.

The sun is setting, the beach looks calm and peaceful, we park the car, slip off our sandals and head down towards the designated meeting spot…

…to find our loving aboriginal family from earlier except *extremely* *extremely* drunk, no longer speaking English. They’re screeching in their native tongue, rolling around on the sand, stopping long enough only to attack B for the wine in his arms (not a metaphor, we’re talking actual aggressive, physical contact).

The man who pronounced himself my aboriginal “dad” several hours ago pulls me aside and drunkenly slurs that “everyone here is drinking” but that i should come follow him to a dark corner and sit on his lap so he can tell me a story.

Mmmhmmm.

Then he starts rubbing my back and Barry and I would not have hightailed it off the beach faster if there was a tsunami warning.

I’m trying to laugh at what a disaster it all was, but even now my heart physically hurts thinking about it. Below, in what I think is an important follow up, is my personal experience and reflections on aboriginals in Australia, which will hopefully go far in shedding light on why this all is so sad to me.

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