By the time you read this, I am flying somewhere above the North Pacific Ocean. As I sat in my room packing my items one by one I reminisced on the adventures and people I’ve met here. I had the opportunity to see the most gorgeous places in Australia. It was just yesterday that I was ready to go start my first week of classes here and now I look back and this semester flew by. I came to this country with only my luggage and the backpack on my back. Everyone one I’ve met here has shaped me to be a better person, I’m leaving better than you found me. I leave with so much memories that will last forever and friendships that’ll last a life time. I didn’t know how my time here could have gone, but I can tell you now that I had the time of my life. Now I am sitting here at the airport ready to board my flight home. It’s a bittersweet feeling.
I want to thank everyone I’ve met, and Thank You Australia for being good to me! Until next time.
I haven’t had a chance to write for a couple of weeks, so let me catch you up on what’s gone on so far.
Even though some of you may not believe me by the pictures i’ve posted that I’m actually here to study. I’ve been pretty busy writing essay’s and working on assessments for my courses here. I’ve learned a lot about Aboriginal people in Australia, I find their life’s, and culture very intriguing.
I still manage to have a little fun, earlier this month I atended my first AFL (footy) game! Even though at first I had no clue what actually was going on, this man next to us explained the basic scoring system and then everything clicked! Unfortunately, the Sydney Swans did not win the game, I enjoyed watching my first footy game on a rainy day.
On my free time here I go and visit my Koala and Kangaroo friend’s at Blackbutt Reserve. Every time I see these little critters I’m just as excited as the first time saw them.
I’m sitting here and thinking to myself that I have about a month and some weeks left here in Australia. I’m actually thinking of just staying here. 👏🏽
This past weekend I made it down to Sydney, finally! The last time I was there was when I just landed. This time I went back with my friends and it was an amazing experience!! So first of all I did not pack for the weather, I was expecting a nice sunny day, but there was an overcast and rain. I will tell you that my friends and I made it a greatest weekend so far!
We made it to Chinatown in Sydney, which I absolutely loved! I made my best investment yet which was my self stick. Leaving and arriving at Sydney all happened on Friday. So for Saturday, I woke up under the weather but I still powered through the exciting day! We made it to Queen Victoria Building which is a huge shopping center (biggest mall I ever seen). I actually got lost in there I can’t believe how may stores are in that historic building. With out a doubt we had to go grab a hot chocolate at Max Brenner ( it was amazing as always).
After that we made our way to Darling Harbour which was very beautiful, I loved seeing the water so blue. We spent time there, then we grabbed a bite to eat in the Queen Victoria Building. Then we headed to the famous Sydney Opera House!! I was so excited I just wanted to run around, and thankfully for my self stick I was able to capture amazing images to share with you all. From the Sydney Opera house we had a great view of the Harbour Bridge as well.
Well that all happened on Friday and Saturday, but for Sunday I had a Beach Soccer Tournament. It was my first time playing beach soccer, and I would have to say it was a lot harder than it looked! I was in the Orange team! (Hooray) We had a great time playing in the rain, and in the sun (once it cleared up). I can say we are all troopers, we played rain or shine. It will be an experience of a lifetime, then I would look over and see the ocean just 15 feet away from us. In the end our Orange team got eliminated but before that I scored a GOAL!!!!
Here are some pictures so you can view!