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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Bundoora August 11th 2012

That's right, time for a new trip. This time, I'm spending 2 months in Africa, mostly camping. I'll be spending all but 5 or 6 days on tour with G-Adventures and will travel fron Cape Town all the way to Kenya and Uganda. This trip is something totally different for me. I think I've spent a total of about 4 nights in a tent EVER up until now, and on this trip I will be spending over 40 nights camping in a tent, so it is well and truly out of my comfort zone, but then again, that's the whole idea of this trip; getting out of my comfort zone. Hopefully, all things going well, I will be doing things that I have never done before, and that I may not ever get the chance to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Bundoora December 21st 2011

Hey everyone. This is the beginning of a long awaited trip; the first solo trip I'll be embarking on, and hopefully it will be the beginning of a new me. Yes it sounds cliche, but in the end, travel changes people. 9 weeks on my own, away from family, friends and creature comfets will bring about a change in me. No, USA shouldnt be a big culture shock, but simply being on my own and meeting new people will be a shock. My journey begins on the 27th of December, but I thought I'd give a bit of background info on the trip, where I'll be going and what I will be doing. I know the map looks confusing, but basically what I'm doing is flying into Denver, staying there for 6 nights, then flying to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Bundoora July 12th 2011

So, because my parents are far too kind to me, I once again find myself hanging upside down off the Earth in the lovely land down under. To those of you who expected me not to add any new blog posts after my semester abroad ended, or at least not to add any until I was already back in the states, thereby rendering any blog posts more or less pointless... SURPRISE! For any of you who don't already know, the primary purpose of this trip is to visit my wonderful boyfriend Mike (who has previously been referred to as Gorrie on this blog) and the other awesome people I met while studying at La Trobe last year. And instead of spending most of my time on lame things like homework, this time I get to be ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Bundoora August 10th 2010

Well, I had to call this entry something cooler than "Week 3 at La Trobe." While that would have been accurate, it would have made it sound like this week was just more of the usual, which is only partially true. First of all, I did end up going to the Melbourne International Film Festival. Marieke and an Australian guy named Nathan, who is also in our screenwriting class, went with me to see a British comedy called 'Wild Target' and have dinner in the city. The movie was about a hit-man who grows a conscience and consequently has to deal with the kleptomaniac girl he allowed to live, and Rupert Grint (the actor who plays Ron Weasley) is his aspiring apprentice. It was hilarious, and I'd say the whole experience was well worth the $17 ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Bundoora August 5th 2010

So, it's a lovely thursday afternoon in Bundoora. The birds are making entertaining sounds outside and the sun is shining through my window... now that the rain has stopped, that is. (It seems to rain here just about every other day, though usually only for a few minutes at a time. And I thought Michigan had unpredictable weather.) It's also a lovely afternoon because this time next week, I'll be in the middle of a three-hour lab, whereas today I have a huge block of time open to do some of my homework and write this blog. Since my last entry, I've done a few things worth mentioning. Last Saturday, I actually went to a Catholic mass with a girl from my floor who was nice enough to invite me, and another of her friends who ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Bundoora July 28th 2010

So, I'm a real La Trobe student now. Classes started on monday, and I now have some sort of idea how they work here in Australia. Almost every class seems to have two reading lists, one for required reading and one for optional supplementary reading. This is quite different from Hope, as is the fact that many lecturers have rendered actual attendance somewhat obsolete by recording their lectures and posting them online. All the same, I don't plan on skipping-- unless I'm sick or something, in which case I think it will be quite a handy feature. And at any rate, there's still tutorials, which are the smaller classes where we actually talk, more like what I'm used to. I know it took me a while to actually write anything about school, but in my defense, ... read more
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