Luckily the weather was really nice on Saturday. So, my friend and I walked about four miles from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach, which is one of the most popular beaches in Sydney. The Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach walk is one of the more popular coastal walks in Sydney, but there are a multitude… Read More Landmarks in Sydney, Australia
After countless assignments and assessments in weeks 6 and 7, It is finally mid-semester break! For break, I flew over to Sydney in New South Wales to visit my friend from home who is also studying abroad in Australia. Sydney is about 545 miles from Melbourne. It takes about 9 hours to drive from city… Read More Mid-Semester Break: Getting From Victoria to New South Wales
This past weekend I went on a hike at Dandenong Ranges National Park. The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or university life. There are also picnic grounds and barbeques located at the base of the park. I went on the 1000 Steps Kokoda… Read More Hiking in the Dandenongs
Melbourne Design Week started last Thursday and will extend through this Sunday! A slew of events—everything from symposiums on typography, book launches, book previews, panels, and discussions—have and will take course around Melbourne! So far, I have attended the Melbourne Art Book Fair. The Book Fair took place at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).… Read More Festivals and Events in Melbourne
Classes at Swinburne University commenced this week. You could definitely feel the presence of the excitement and lively buzz from Orientation week carry over. Clubs and other societies still had their tents lined up and were trying to recruit new members. A stage set up for O-week where a variety of people performed and made… Read More Week 1 – Classes
Hello from Australia! After almost a fully day of traveling, which included a 16-hour plane ride from Los Angeles to Brisbane, followed by a 3-hour layover, and finally another 3-hour plane ride from Brisbane to Melbourne, I really thought I would never be able to say that. Australia isn’t called the land down under for… Read More Orientation Week and Housing
Right now we are getting very excited about travel around Australia! We are currently planning a trip during our break week that is next month and it gets to be a little extra long because the Monday after break is a holiday (Labour Day)! The first weekend of the break, Nick’s parents will still be… Read More Vacations!