Celebrate ANZAC Day With An Aussie Party

April 24, 2008

Australian flagYou don’t have the money to travel to Australia for an ANZAC parade? No worries. Host a party at your place and let your minds and spirits head Down Under while your bodies stay where they are.

First, hit up your local Cost Plus for some Tim Tams – Australia’s best cookies. (My favorites, anyway. If you want to look like an expert, bite off both ends then slurp your hot chocolate, using the cookie like a straw.

Next, try your hand at baking some Lamingtons or a Pavlova, two traditional Aussie desserts. Top your Pavlova with Kiwi if you want to include New Zealand as well, and you should. It’s only fair.

If you want a main course as well, go for meat pies, or sausage rolls, or damper and billy tea. Top it off with some Bundaberg rum, or a case of VB if you can find it. If not, find anything flavored with passionfruit.

Opera HouseLoad up your iPod or other DJ-ing device with Kylie Minogue, Men at Work, Crowded House, iOTA, Karnivool, Killing Heidi, Midnight Oil, AC/DC, Silverchair, Flight of the Conchords, Howie Day and INXS, and you’ve got an international event on your hands. (Shags in swags optional.) 

Travel is a state of mind as much as a hobby. Put your mind in multi-cultural mode and your feet will soon follow. If after the festivities you can’t stand to stay home for another single second and are ready to make a trip to Australia or New Zealand no matter what, then talk to your friendly Travel CUTS agent.

Travel CUTS has excellent student travel deals to both locations, they can get you signed up for and ISIC and a hotel membership, and they can walk you through all the Kiwi and Oz Experience hop-on, hop-off bus routes you might be interested in.

Pass me a Vegemite sandwich.


  1. You’re not kind enough to the Tim Tam…


  2. What? But I love love love Tim Tams! Unfortunately, by the time they get to the U.S. they aren’t nearly as fresh as they could be, and the package just says “Arnott’s”, so they aren’t even branded as Tim Tams. Still, they’re the one Aussie food that I crave more than anything else.

    Oh, except for maybe Oportos. Mmmm… zingy.

  3. This paragraph is very informational and good:) Thank you for the facts!

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