Australia: The Greatest Hits.
That old saying, “time flies when you’re having fun,” has never been truer than today. After 96 days, my time studying abroad in Sydney, Australia, has come to an end. I have seen new sights, made new friends, gained new experiences, and learned a lot about myself. I am going to use this final blog post as a Greatest Hits of sorts to reflect on all the fun moments we have all shared in Straya.
January: On a day so hot that we all were smothering, we landed in Sydney. Many of us struggled to remember who was who and … Read more “Australia: The Greatest Hits.”
I wish time would slow down.
We visited New Zealand over our spring break and I can honestly say it was the best trip I have ever taken. First, we went to Auckland and stayed there for one night and two days. Auckland was really cool because it was a big city but it had a very different feel to it than Sydney does. To me, Auckland really felt like we were in a different country. We walked around, shopped, and got to see the famous sky tower in person!! Not to mention I literally had the best Mexican food I’ve ever had in my life.… Read more “I wish time would slow down.”
Its the Little Things.
“You’ve hit the one month mark! So, what’s been your favorite part of Sydney so far?”
If I had a nickel for every time I’d been asked this in the past week, I’d have a handful of nickels. But, if I had a nickel for every time I had a definitive answer, I’d probably have a paperclip, a dust bunny, and just maybe a half-stick of chewing gum, if I’m lucky.
In all seriousness, I know what people are expecting me to say when I receive this question. They want to hear a big event, such as the beautiful beaches, … Read more “Its the Little Things.”
A Real Culture Shock
This past weekend, I ventured outside of Sydney for the first time since arriving and went surfing camp in Bendalong Point. Originally, it was never on my agenda to learn how to surf, but a lot of others were going, and I knew I would regret it later on if I didn’t take the opportunity. Even though I have been immersed in a new culture for a few weeks now, but this entire weekend was the first time I had felt true “culture shock.”
Around 70 people lined up near Central Station to check in and put their bags in … Read more “A Real Culture Shock”