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So you want to sound like an Ozzie, yeah?

Tweet Then try this lingo! Petrol= instead of Gasoline because “Cars don’t run on Gas!” AirCon= Air Conditioning Bogen= for trashy, loud people aka rednecks Singlet= Tank Top Thongs= Flip Flops Budgie Smuggler =Male Speedo Rangers =Red Haired people- short for orangutan. Calling them this can be a joke or an insult Spotto= When you […]

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Reflections on OZ part 2

Tweet 5) Whenever I tell people I am from the US, more specifically from Washington D.C., whether these people be Kiwis, Aussies, Canucks etc, they always refer to as me being from Washington. However, whenever they say that I think of Washington state not D.C. So I ask them why they always say that and […]

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Reflections on OZ

Tweet I was meaning to post this while in Australia but apparently forgot about it. These are from the early days in OZ with my new thoughts in BOLD 1) The Money looks like Monopoly money. The notes are smaller than American bills and for some reason the 50 and 100 dollar bills, even though […]

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Home

Tweet Finally back in VA after 5 1/2 months of traveling and studying and I have to say that these experiences have been some of the best I’ve had. I met some really awesome people, saw amazing things, did things I have never done before and overall really enjoyed everything! Still getting used to the […]

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Back to Cali and the US

Tweet Just flew back to the US after 3 crazy weeks in Sydney with my friend Rose. Despite the fact it was a 14 hour flight, it wasn’t too bad. Got maybe a hour of sleep and instead watched 4 movies: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (in Swedish with English subtitles), Valentine’s Day, Leap Year […]

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Days in Sydney

Tweet I’ve been in Sydney for about a week now; it’s crazy how time flies by! There’s so much to see and do here and it’s awesome I’ve been surrounded by friends. It’s kind of sad though that everyone is leaving. So hard to leave Marieke and my other friends in Towns, then Inga left […]

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No man’s land.

Tweet I hate the feeling you have when you are ready to do something but you can’t do it until a certain time. For example I have a presentation to give at 11am, make up for the one I missed because of my accident, and I am so ready to give it now! I just […]

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Townsville actually has some culture!

Tweet Marieke and I went to the Riverside pool today to do some studying and there was actually a Filipino festival going on with filipino food and music! This is the first time I’ve experienced some type of culture in Townsville and was very exciting. I had my camera but left my memory card in […]

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A day better than expected

Tweet Today I had my first exam at 8.15am and I woke up at 5.30am–after going to bed around 1am– because I was feeling paranoid I would oversleep. The test went pretty okay and I even got to write an essay on a question I was hoping would be on the exam! Afterwards I met […]

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Presentation rescheduled

Tweet So my teacher finally got back to me today and told me my presentation has been rescheduled to next Wed! So glad she got a hold of me (FINALLY) though I wish I could get my presentation over with already. Now I have two days to study for my english exam. 3 hours, 3 […]

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