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From Auckland to Sydney

I’m back in Sydney and finally getting myself settled and situated after my short hop over to New Zealand. I spent my time solely on the north of the north island on this trip – mainly because I was concerned I was going to have to make a doctor’s appointment to get my visa. Besides what I’ve already written, I… Read more
July 29, 2009 · Continue Reading · 0

Getting Caught Up: Part 3

Now for the final part in the series of “Getting Caught Up” by Brooke vs. the World. The Entrance: There’s a fishing town up north actually called The Entrance that a bunch of my friends here go to. Someone has a shack up there (basically a run-down tiny house) with loads of beds that everyone can sleep in, so it… Read more
May 5, 2009 · Continue Reading · 1

Leaving Me Inspired

Art galleries are always on my list of things to-do when traveling. I’m a visually stimulated person, so art galleries are like drugs for me – oooh the colors! But seriously, they are cool. I’ll be honest and say that I can never really stop and read the information about the pictures, but can definitely stop and pick apart the… Read more
April 7, 2009 · Continue Reading · 5

Living in an International House

Upon arrival in Sydney, I had two goals: find a place and find a job. I started almost immediately with the job thinking I should know where I’m working before attempting to find a location to live. I quickly realized that task was difficult when living out of a backpack… in a hostel…. For me, hostel life was just not… Read more
April 2, 2009 · Continue Reading · 5
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A Day at the Zoo

Who likes the zoo?! I do, I do! It was quite amusing that the day before I went to the zoo here in Sydney, I was actually teaching a young Korean girl about the zoo in English lesson. She got excited when I told her about my weekend plans, and I got excited, too. I love the zoo! The sun… Read more
March 30, 2009 · Continue Reading · 2
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Sydney Is A Bit Batty

Sydney, Australia is a very batty place, and not in the mental “crazy” sense, but in the literal way all the trees in the Botanical Gardens are swarming with gigantic, creepy bats! The first time I found myself wandering around the gardens, I was confused as to the constant, unpleasant noise filling the air. When suddenly I looked up to… Read more
March 24, 2009 · Continue Reading · 3
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Touching the Untouchable

If I made a list of the far-flung places I have now traveled to, it would probably contain the following: 1) Guatemala 2) Ukraine 3) Kyrgyzstan 4) Kazakhstan I didn’t think I could add my current country to this list, but after many shocked glances and responses about how remote it is, I decided that Australia now makes itself known… Read more
March 14, 2009 · Continue Reading · 10

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