According to my son’s American accented talking globe – Australia is part of a continent called Oceania. When I was growing up I recall being taught the continent was called Australasia and Australia was the world’s largest island to boot, so for my own ease of remembering the continents I will keep it as Australasia. I have yet to decide if my personal interpretation of the Americas are A continents or N and S ones – I guess it depends where we go next.
So for continents starting with A – my experiences are as follows
Australasia (resided only on the big island) – circa 30 years
Asia – Hong Kong – fabulous five and a half years (preceded by the first six months which are fairly forgettable)
Africa – South Africa, Durban – starting new adventures from July 2009
I know the general topic of an Australian living abroad experiencing new things is not a new one and has and continues to be dealt with elsewhere in hundreds if not thousands of similar blogs – perhaps in a form more suited to your tastes – however, although I am not part of Gen Y (I am an X-er) this is all about me! So if you’re interested feel free to read – if not……
PS – I do not pretend to be any kind of writer and in fact cringe at the thought of some of the people I know who actually can write reading any of this – so apologies in advance to the grammatical and in particular the apostrophe police and other purveyors of good writing.