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Manly and Bronte Beach

I was looking forward to this weekend after yet another work week at my internship.  This weekend was basically a free one, so that meant that I was able to go to some beaches and just sit there.  Actually, some people lay down. I am one of those guys that would love to play in [...]

The Weekend at the Great Barrier Reef

Well it is safe to say that I officially have scuba-dived at the Great Barrier Reef.  Only five of us went during this time since it fit best with our schedules, but it was good to keep the group small for something like this sometimes.  We were only there for Friday and Saturday, and came [...]

Sydney has a Palm Beach

Another week gone by in Sydney.  Our internships are well under-way as it is the beginning of our third week with them.  To me it seems like it’s going by fast, we only have about 5 weeks left before the Spring Break.  Speaking of Spring Break, I’ve made up many plans within these next few [...]

Festivals, Footie, and Fun

Hello again everyone, it is our second week through and now it seems like it is going by quick.  Since my last writing, the Sydney Festival began, which is basically a month long event of music, arts, and culture shows around the Sydney area.  The opening first night was a large one, with tons of [...]

We Have Arrived ‘Down Under’

I came to Australia under the impression that I was going to be meeting some stereotypical Australians. I was quite surprised to find out that Sydney is a melting pot of cultures with an extremely large Asian population; many of which speak in a thick Australian accent. Being an immature and ignorant American, I found [...]