Australia Here I Come!

Australia Here I Come!

It’s finally time! This Friday, July 21st, begins my 4 month-long excursion to Sydney, Australia!

Time has flown by! It feels like only yesterday it was April and I was awaiting my acceptance into Macquarie University, my host-university abroad. Better yet, the day has finally come for me to leave my friends and family and go across the world.

It is all so surreal. I can’t believe time has flown by this fast. I am definitely feeling a combination of nervous and excited. Nervous about leaving friends and family, as well as being able to adjust to the culture. Yet even more excited to begin the journey of a life time, exploring a part of the world unseen to most.

I leave tomorrow, July 21st, to Los Angeles from Newark International Airport at 8 a.m. I’ll be staying with my Aunt Jean in Los Angeles for a night, to spend time with her, visit a friend, and show my travel-partner a small portion of the lovely California. Saturday night, I leave for one layover in San Francisco and then begin the 15-hour-long plane ride to Sydney. I’ll be arriving in Australia on Monday the 24th around 6:40 a.m. and will be picked up by a free service provided by my host-university.

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  1. Craig Dixon
    July 21, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Love you. U can do it !!!dad

  2. September 1, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Ah how exciting, I really hope you like Australia! I live in Melbourne and I’ve travelled a fair bit around Australia and I think you’ll adjust to the culture really easily. Everyone is pretty laid back and you just gotta try some vegemite and you’ll be fine 😉

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • September 5, 2017 / 3:08 am

      I am hoping to make my way to Melbourne sometime in November!

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