To date I have been here for 5 whole weeks, 35 days total, which is so hard to believe! Time is flying by so fast! I flew into Sydney, where I stayed for two days and saw the opera house and took a ferry to the zoo, which was so much fun! From there I flew to Townsville and settled into campus. Campus is not as big as I thought it would be and I’m actually enjoying my single, I even get my very own mini balcony! The food however, is awful…chicken, beef and rice everyday with few fresh veggies. Makes me realize how lucky we are to have Dana and I shall never again take it for granted.
So far I have travelled to Cairns where I went scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef and found Nemo and took the Skyrail over the rainforest. This past weekend we went to Magnetic Island and mainly hung out on the beach and snorkeled. Closer to campus, I have hiked Castle Hill to watch the sunset, went fishing for barramundi (no luck), seen kangaroos, cassowaries, held a koala, joined the ultimate Frisbee team and club soccer. I am currently planning a trip to Bali for mid-semester break and I hope to also make it to the Whitsundays, Brisbane, and possibly Uluru.
I have attached some pictures I promised! Two are at Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary, a waterfall in the rainforest near Cairns, and sunset on Magnetic Island.!