How do Australians do so many things so well? They combine tremendous pride in their work with a friendly, light-hearted sense of humor that you can't help enjoying. Of the 32 countries we have visited as a family, Australia is our new #1.
Oman straddles effortlessly between the modern and the ancient. I love the way that the developers have embraced Arabic sensibilities in building a modern nation: super fast highways co-exist with the intricately worked wooden doors.
With such competition, slipping into a pink, full-body pig suit at a gas station to demonstrate Newtown's quirky attire did not daunt me, neither did barging into a tattoo shop, or chasing down a group of stylish punks for an interview.