G’day avid blog readers! (of which I’m sure there are thousands). Let’s get this blog on the road.
Quick disclaimer: I am a HORRIBLE story teller and basically very few people think I’m funny so bear with me. At least my parents will read this.
Alright here we go!
So I have safely arrived in Sydney, Australia! I flew from Chicago to LA where I met up with my two friends from school, Natalie and Sidra. We then flew a grueling 14.5 hour flight to the land down under in which I slept through everything except for this amazing sunset,
this amazing sunrise,
and this killer view of Sydney from the sky.
After going through customs, drug searches, and more customs, I was able to step foot on Aussie soil at last. We hopped on some busses that were going to take us to the BU Sydney Academic Center which is where we would be living for the next 3.5 months. Our bus driver was apparently set on trying to get us to get right back on the plane that we just got off because for the entire 30 minute drive, he gave us a detailed description of all of the deadly wildlife in Sydney/Australia. But it didn’t scare us! Who cares if a microscopic spider can kill you in 30 minutes right?
We finally got to our apartment after not so gracefully carrying 100 lbs of luggage across the street (aka I dropped all my luggage in the intersection, shocker). Sidra, Natalie and I are all living together along with our 4th roommate, Ruthie. We all have our own rooms as well as a kitchen, a living/lounge area, and 2 bathrooms. Yay for being independent grown ups!
My first couple of days in Sydney were pretty boring to tell y’all the truth. In addition to adjusting to the 15 hour time change, the first 3 days were filled with orientation sessions and shopping for food/apartment necessities. But on a more exciting note, I signed up for Surf Camp, whoop whoop! (more to come in a later blog post).
Orientation ended Friday afternoon so that the entire program could go on a boat cruise of the Sydney Harbor. We got lost on the walk there so a 20 minute trip ended up being a 45 minute trail of tears. But alas, we made it to Darling Harbor and boarded this beauty: