Two Brauds Abroad Book

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I’m happy to report that Camille and I have published our book, “Two Brauds Abroad” which is now available directly from us or on Amazon (paperback or Kindle)!

The book is mostly comprised of our email correspondence while Camille lived in Africa and I lived in Costa Rica. I was preparing my escape from life in the States when Camille and her husband moved to Ghana for work. We commiserate on the challenges and discomforts while also taking time to reflect on the better things about living abroad. We offer up practical advice about making the move yourself and what to expect once you get there.

Camille and I have been friends since 2005 when we met in Nicaragua and it’s been great to collaborate with her on this project. I’m happy to report that we ARE still friends after this year + of working together. Thanks for making it happen, Camille and here’s to many more travel stories to come!

You can check out our website for more information or head over to our Facebook page and give us a Like or connect with us to keep updated on our adventures. We also post blog entries on our website that you can subscribe to. Feel free to share with anyone you think is interested in reading what it’s like to live abroad!

We thank you for your support!!

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Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo

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I finally made it out to the Australia zoo today located in Beerwah, a two hour train ride from here. Unfortunately it rained half of the time I was there but being able to see the Irwin family in action made up for it! We were reminded that Steve passed away 8 YEARS ago. I loved the place, it didn’t even seem like a zoo. The grounds were clean and the animals had large, natural looking enclosures. That $60 admission fee is definitely helping keep the place looking good.

The highlight of course was watching Terri, Bindi and Robert feed the crocs. Bindi put on a little dance show for the kids beforehand and ran a really sweet video of her dad which you can view here. I took some other videos of Terri and Bindi feeding a croc from the platform and of Robert too.

Teri and Robert watched as Bindi performed
Teri and Robert watched as Bindi performed
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Robert Irwin feeding a large croc
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Terri, Bindi and Robert watch on
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The Irwin family
Terri and Bindi feeding
Terri and Bindi feeding

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Let’s throw in some feathered creatures that made an appearance before the croc show started (they were not eaten!)

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo(
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

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Now back to the crocs!

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Cool effect with the rain on the water

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Here were some of the other animals at the zoo:

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Wallaby
Wallaby

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Komodo
Komodo
The dreaded taipan
The dreaded taipan
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Don’t tell him he looks like a garter snake
These things grow on trees here...no idea what it is
These things grow on trees here…no idea what it is

They’re doing a great job in Steve’s absence and it looks like they plan on expanding the zoo soon. Don’t miss it if you’re ever in the area!

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