Category: Australia

Exploring Down Under

I had a week before classes started, so I decided to cram all the adventures I could during this time. Thankfully, I was in a hostel in Paddington, which happens to be right by Oxford Street, which leads right into Sydney CBD area.  As I was walking, I passed by Hyde Park, a place that ...

Reality Strikes

Jet lag is very real when you enter this part of the world. It is hard to get a baring on time and sleep. When I initially got here, I was up 3am everyday and would fall asleep between 6-8. After a couple days, my body adjusted to the time zone and I decided to ...

Welcome to Australia

Moments before Arrival Australia had always been a dream of mine. The flight was not as bad as I had thought it would be; given the vast amount of food that was given during flight, the ability to watch movies on the screens behind the chair, and the pure excitement of traveling. This was a ...

Finals Week & A Family Visit

Even though finals week is looming, this past week has been a pleasant one. As a student, there’s no better feeling than turning in a major assignment and feeling the weight lifted off your shoulders. Additionally, summer has finally decided to show its face in Melbourne, bringing sunny skies and perfect beach weather. My parents ...

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The End Draws Near

An appropriate title to accompany the feelings of dread that come with the end of a term, right? While I have my fair share of assessments due in the next two weeks, the only thing I’m truly dreading is having to leave Melbourne. The end of my trimester at Collarts has snuck up on me ...

Back to the Start

I’ve been quite busy since settling in Melbourne, and I’ve tried to keep an open mind and take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way. I’ve had my fair share of chaos, but I haven’t lost sight of why I wanted to keep this blog in the first place. Not only have I been ...

Weekend in Cairns

Well, I can officially say I’ve now seen two of the seven natural wonders of the world. This past weekend was a special one as I took a mini trip to Cairns, in Northern Queensland. Although Cairns is a smaller city, its tourism industry is booming due to the fact that the city is located ...