I made the hike from Bondi Beach for about three miles all they way to Coogee Beach. Along the way, you pass about six different amazing places to swim and play. Come join!
Four hours after my last final exam I was on a Tiger Air flight straight to Melbourne (pronounced Mel-Bin)! I heard a lot of negative things before making the trip, ranging from “You only need two days to see everything” to “Aww the weather is crap.” In my opinion Melbourne might even be better than Sydney depending on what you are searching for!
You will find many amazing places and things to do around Sydney, these are my favorite!
Surfers Paradise doesn’t sound like a bad place to visit when you need a break from busy Sydney, am I right? Unfortunately, I didn’t get to surf because of strong winds, but I still made the best of my two-and-a-half day excursion to the Gold Coast.
Alright maybe not barreled, but I did stand up on a surf board for the first time ever!
The 10 day road trip from Cairns (pronounced Cans) to Sydney wouldn’t have been the same without the two speeding tickets, cracked windshield and small fender bender. These few hiccups didn’t stop my sister and I from having a great time.
As my final weeks in Australia are approaching, so are finals. I’ve been in the library more than I have all semester and have used my free time to explore Sydney as much as possible. It has been a balancing game. On Friday after my lab, my friend and I hopped on a train for an hour and a ferry to head over to Royal National Park to visit the famous Wedding Cake Rock.
After traveling to the Great Barrier Reef, my friends and I had a serious case of the travel bug. We wanted to see every city, every state and every historical site in Australia. However, this was obviously unrealistic. For the sake of our grades and the for the sake of our wallets, we chose a state that we could tour within four days.
Here at the University of Technology Sydney, they have this amazing thing called “stu-vac week.” It stands for “study vacation.” Right before the temperature starts to fall and the semester starts to get real (in terms of course work), students get one week off which is meant for studying and preparation for upcoming material. However, since it is at the end of the first full month of the semester (April), school not too many students really do the “study” part. So this is essentially just the perfect week to take an unforgettable vacation, which is exactly what I did.
Hey everyone! My name is Ruta Gebreyesus and I am a junior at San Diego State University. I am studying abroad at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia for the spring semester of 2016. It is my first time out of the country and I am already in love with this continent. I now know what everyone meant when they advised to stay a whole year if possible. A semester is just too short.