Traveling Around: Melbourne, Australia
Can you relate?
- learning a bunch a new words that are just abbreviations of words you already know in English.
- eating out at restaurants and finding that there are all cuisines on offer in the city, so diverse!
- taking a day trip to Phillip Island to find those fairy penguins, but also enjoy the lovely summer day full of sunshine.
- having an encounter with a mob of 15 wild kangaroos by yourself with no one else around.
- being amazed by all the different kinds of animals in the wild that many countries don’t have.
- being shocked by how much the temperature can change from day to day, sometimes with a 20+C difference!
- thinking that the prices for food at restaurants look expensive, but after converting the price into my host country current, realizing it is kind cheap here.
- wanting to catch up with a local (a person I worked with at one of my past international schools) but finding out it wasn’t going to work out do to that person being too busy during the holiday season.
- meeting up with a friend who just moved there and finding out all the details about the pros and cons of living and working there.
- renting a car and finding it not that stressful to drive on the other side of the road.
- going to a restaurant of your partner’s home country cuisine and talking to the servers and owner who were also from that country.
- checking out places that you didn’t visit the first time that you were in Melbourne (Luna Park, the bathing houses, Flinders Station, etc.)
- walking into the National Library and being amazed by the architecture of the place.
- not buying one souvenir, but taking lots of pictures of all the unique buildings, both old and new.
- being disappointed when arriving at a favorited restaurant to realize it was closed for the holiday season, then checking ahead of time if the next restaurants were open for future meals.
- seeing a near crash between car and tram, ‘trams can’t swerve’ said the sign!
- loving that the trams in the CBD are free to use for everyone, every day!
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