Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More Fun Than Losing 10 Pounds

An editor at Philippine Airlines emailed me today to ask if I happened to have any stories ready to go on Sydney or Melbourne. Unfortunately, I’ve never been to Australia. I’ve always wanted to go—I never really got over that whole Men at Work/Crocodile Dundee craze from the early eighties. But I’ve never made it happen. Maybe this is the year. It is a far more appealing idea than anyother New Year’s resolutions I’ve contemplated.


Don Clausing said...

Do you think they'll pay extra if you agree to try the Vegamite?

Nicole said...

Oh, please, no. I tried vegemite once and it was one of the biggest culinary disappointments of my life. It's up there with discovering that sweetbreads are neither sweet nor bread. You couldn't pay me to eat it again.

pohanginapete said...

Well, it's better than marmite.

Have you been to New Zealand? If you make it to Australia, it'd be a crime not to hop across the ditch* to Aotearoa. I'm biased, of course, but I think here's out of this world.

* colloquial for the Tasman Sea.

Nicole said...

I have been to the land of the long white cloud, and I loved it! I visited Wyn a few years ago and spent two weeks traveling around the North Island with her. I completely agree that NZ is fantastic. I hope to go back and see the South Island as well.

Sorry to malign vegemite so harshly. I think it's something you have to grow up with. That's what the Australians who gave me my first taste told me--they really didn't want to let me try it because they pretty much knew I'd hate it. I understand that Brits tend to have the same reaction to peanut butter, which is a staple food for American children.