27 January 2014

Australia Day & More

So I guess I can do another post today to also write about what I've been doing the past few days!

On Friday we had and orientation at ACU about our internships and the business culture here in Australia. At that I found out that I have my internship and first day of work this Friday in Hornsby at Hornsby Physiotherapy! I'm really excited to get started and I've heard that my supervisor hires people from all over the world to work with him so I'll be with ah ute mix of other people! I'm pretty sure I'm going to have pretty long 12 hour days though. I guess thats alright since I only have class here on Monday and Thursday morning.

After that we had someone come to tell us about all of the places and things to do we should accomplish while we're here! There's so much to pack in in only 3 months. Later, I had my first Aussie food experience! I tried crocodile pizza and it was pretty weird. I think I would describe it like chicken but waaaay chewier and I liked it less. It was kind of rubbery. There was also Kangaroo pizza to try but I just didn't have the heart to stomach that yet. They're just too cute!

After that I saw my first good glimpse of the harbor and the opera house at Circular Quey. It was just as beautiful as described. It was kind of overcast & windy that day but still a cool experience nonetheless. I think I'll be passing it every day on my commute to class or my internship & I'll get to appreciate the view.

That night we went to a really cool bar in King's Cross called World's bar. The name kind of fits because there were people there from all over, not only Australia and America but Italy and Belgium and Spain among lots of others. It was a fun place with different rooms and atmospheres and lots of dancing. King's Cross is kind of a sketchy place though, I'd never seen so many strip clubs in my life...

On Saturday some of us ventured out to Bondi Beach! It wasn't the best day but it got sunnier in the afternoon. It was absolutely beautiful with the biggest waves I've ever seen! There was a fun little bar, with different mixed drink jugs right on the water and $10 margaritas, too, super yummy! Even though it was cloudy you could still really feel the sun coming through, but it was windy and kind of cool so we headed back early.

Sunday was Australia Day!! Australia Day is essentially like America's Fourth of July. It had lots of stuff going on in the city and day drinking and beach going and all that jazz. A group of us headed back out to Bondi for the day and it ended up being beautiful! I got my first bit of sun on my face. I'm really going to have to remember to keep up with the sunblock here though because we were only there for an hour or so and I got as much color as I would all day on the beach at home. We came back to go to Darling Harbor for fireworks and it was easily the best firework show I have ever seen! It was beautiful right over the harbor with all the building surrounding it and great music playing. A group of us headed out to a nearby bar for casual drinks to finish up the night.

Today has been a relaxing day, the first one I've really had and it's been nice to just sit around and take it all in. I've done a little homework but we have limited wifi in the apartment so I'm going to have to get used to using cafes and school campus to get a lot done.


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