Category: Fall 2015

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20. A Peek into Another Time

November 12, 2015 Last part of my Korea adventure. We woke up really early on November 1st and were on the subway by 7:15. We were up so early because we had signed up to go on a tour of the DMZ, or Demilitarized Zone. The DMZ is a strip of land that runs between ...

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The Final Countdown

Despite all the studying of this week, I have still managed to get a little bit of fun in this week. Last night, the Opera House was light up for Diwali! We decided to take a break from studying and head down there for a little while to check it out. We took some time ...

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Newtown Festival

This past Sunday we went to the Newtown Festival. It was at the dog park that is about a block away from where we live, which was very convenient. It started around 10 in the morning and there was live musical all day, which I could hear from my room! It was a bit distracting ...

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19. Eating Snow

November 7, 2015 Continuing my Korea adventure. We set out relatively late the next day; we slept in since we were so tired. The three of us went to a galbi restaurant, another type of Korean BBQ, but more focused on beef instead of pork. It was amazing, of course, but the most notable thing ...

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Finals, Finals, Finals

I have now finished all my assignments for this term. Isn’t that crazy?? I’m starting to get really sad about how fast these last couple weeks are going! I’m not ready to leave Sydney. The next two weeks especially are going to fly by with studying for finals and taking the exams. All the study ...

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18. Not Enough Street Food

November 6, 2015 In the early morning on October 30th, my friend Alix and I hopped on the plane to South Korea! We arrived at around 4:30 AM, got on a limousine bus into the city, and met her friend Winnie at the Lotte Hotel near Lotte World. The limousine bus was very convenient and ...

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Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest!

We just flew home from Cairns and had the most amazing time! The first day we arrived, we just walked around the small town and spent some time in the local lagoon/pool area (since there are crocodiles in the actual open water area). It was a fun, relaxing day and a great start to our ...

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The End of Classes

I had another exam on Thursday for my Forest Ecosystem class. I believe that I prepared very well for it and feel very good about how it went. The review session for that class was very helpful and if you paid attention, you knew exactly what to study for the exam. That was also my ...

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17. A Taste of Food from Kyoto

October 29, 2015 Last (!) Japan blog post. We stayed over Kana’s house that night, which was in Kyoto, and headed out around 9:15 AM Sunday. Her family was very hospitable and very kind, traits that I’ve observed in every person I met in Japan. Her father dropped us off at Arashiyama, a place on ...

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16. Feeding Deer

October 28, 2015 Part 3 of 4 of my Japan adventure. Honestly, this is the only thing I can talk about right now because the two-ish weeks that have passed since my Japan trip have just been me in Hong Kong being super anxious about being 10 weeks behind my study schedule and angry that ...