Tag Archives: Sydney

Mental Health and Studying Abroad

Mental health is a strikingly taboo topic. For such an important issue, it seems to belong in the category of highly misunderstood issues. As with discussing any important topic, talking about mental health issues remains controversial at best and degrading at worst. … Continue reading

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10 Discoveries I’ve Made in Sydney

To start off, I should address the fact that I’ve had such a difficult time writing my first blog post after arriving in Sydney. There are at least 5 unfinished drafts of blog topics in my Google Drive that range from … Continue reading

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The Fresh Prince of Sydney

Driving through my suburban neighborhood with the windows rolled all the way down, I’m sweating. It’s the hottest day of the summer and I’m on the way to visit the friends I’ve had for years on years. A nervous lump … Continue reading

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Do Something Everyday that Scares You

Confession time: I had a phase freshman year of college when I would watch that Baz Luhrmann “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” YouTube video just about every day in order to try and put myself in the right philosophical mindset … Continue reading

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Byron Bay, Pancakes, and Koalas

Wow, where to begin? So since the last time I wrote, I have: taken a weekend trip to Byron Bay, a small, beautiful surfing town and the Easternmost point of Australia taken a day to explore Sydney by myself (I … Continue reading

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Finally Here (Two Weeks Later…)!

My apologies for this post being so long overdue! It has truly been a whirlwind of activity since I arrived in Sydney a little over two weeks ago—it’s been difficult to get a few minutes to sit down and get … Continue reading

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The Longest Winter

I find that when I tell people I’m going to be studying abroad in Australia for the spring semester, I’m usually faced with one of two questions in response: 1) Why so far away? and 2) So…why are you still … Continue reading

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An Australian Bucket List

Two things. First, I acknowledge that it has been three weeks since my last post, and for this intermittence, I apologize. Second, I am back on American soil. On Wednesday, my flight landed at JFK just past 5PM, and I … Continue reading

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Lovin’ the Lingo

I love that Australia is an English-speaking country.  No, it’s not because I’m lazy to practice a foreign language in order to communicate.  I love that Australia is English-speaking because it means I can appreciate the subtle differences between American … Continue reading

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Red Sky Morning

Check this out. And this. Photos retrieved September 23, 2009 from The Sydney Morning Herald at  http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/environment/dust-turns-sydney-sky-red/20090923-g0tw.html. Click HERE for full article and more photos.

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