Australia, often referred to as the land down under, is also well known for its beautiful beaches and abundant, interesting and unique wildlife. Sydney and the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are its cultural icons so, of course, I made it a point to visit the city during one of my vacations. Believe me, it was all it’s touted to be and more! The many beaches that studded this coastal city each had its own character and attraction. The Opera House was indeed an architectural feat and the Harbour Bridge was an engineering wonder. The best attraction in the area, however, was the Sydney Aquarium. So far, it has been the largest aquarium I have ever seen. The area it had allotted for its display of fresh and saltwater crocs and alligators was both scary and fascinating. I remember my husband and I avidly witnessing the alligator feeding frenzy during one of the scheduled shows. If they were humans, it would have been a bloodbath! Those few enthralling moments are among the memories I probably would never forget. I thought, how weak men were compared to these alligators; yet, how powerful were we still to be able to keep such magnificent creatures in captivity. I have since bought these alligator cufflinks I once chanced upon to always remind me of those realizations. It was a great Aussie experience for me, made even more poignant by these cufflinks I now own. My husband said they were funny cufflinks – words he uses to refer to all things non-traditional – but all rebuttals are quashed when I remind him of why I bought them in the first place. I think he, too, really enjoyed our trip to Sydney and, admit it or not, is similarly reminded of happy times.