I've been living in Italy for over 25 years, which is probably too long. But I do manage to get back to Australia most years.
I'm from Adelaide which is in the South where there are long white beaches, and very good wines. But it's actually quite a boring place. Sydney is much more exciting.
When I can, I escape to the mountains where there is no telephone, no internet and no neighbours - so if you send an email and there is no response, this is the explanation. I am also a portrait painter which is a very satisfying hobby and a great way to relax.