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Stumble Down Under
Cosette was born in Havana, Cuba in 1977, emigrated with family to the United States on the Mariel boatlift in 1980, and grew up in Miami. She met an Australian man. Now is discovering a strange and beautiful new land.
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  • The Road to Residency Part 7: More Waiting 3 weeks ago Sometime in May or June, I became eligible to apply for permanent residency. If you’re just joining me at this part of my story, I came to Australia to be with my partner. I applied for a de facto partner visa subclass 820. It grants temporary residency. It lets me travel, get Medicare, study,...
  • Black Lives Matter in Melbourne 3 months ago Originating in the African-American community, the Black Lives Matter activist movement has arrived in Australia. Last weekend, there were Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations in Sydney and Melbourne. There was also rally in Perth this weekend. I was sick with a cold when I got the...
  • No lives matter to the NRA 3 months ago “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” “An armed society is a polite society.” How’s that working out, my dear America? Black Lives Matter Let me start at the beginning. Well, the beginning is in 1600, but this little blog entry ain’t got time for...
  • 4 lessons from the 2016 Australian federal election 3 months ago Australia’s 2016 federal election took place Saturday, but the results aren’t in yet. Here’s what I’ve learned so far. The sausage sizzle is a big deal “Sausage sizzle” refers to both the community fundraising event and the sausage-on-bread food. Volunteers prepare barbecued sausages...
  • Lessons from the Emerging Writers' Festival 2016 4 months ago The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at supporting emerging writers. I attended this year’s 10-day festival for the first time. I didn’t go to every event, but here are some lessons I took away from the ones I went to. Industry Insiders: Pitch Perfect With:... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Website Reviews » There are 2 reviews on Stumble Down Under

01:54 AM October 10, 2012

This is a great blog that keeps me entertained with the life in Oz. I love the comparision and contrasts between Oz and the US. It gives me an insight that I would not otherwise have.

03:33 AM October 11, 2012

I love this blog. She's a very thoughtful writer and I like the photos she posts from around Australia.

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