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Trip: A Semester Down Unda

There are [13] stories from my trip: A Semester Down Unda

Stradbroke Aboriginal Art Fieldtrip

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | Views [357]

Last Wednesday I went on a field trip with my Indigenous Art History class to Stradbroke Island (known as Minjerribah to the local people). We spent the morning with an Aboriginal artist from the Quandamooka tribe. She explained how the art form of weaving ... Read more >

Tags: aboriginal art, australia, stradbroke island, straddie

Heron Island Highlights

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | Views [344]

My second trip over mid-semester break was another class research trip to Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. We drove overnight on a bus up to Gladstone (definitely not the most comfortable bus ride, but I would do it again in a heartbeat to go ... Read more >

Tags: australia, great barrier reef, heron island, heron island research station, university of queensland

Another Fun Video

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | Views [536] | Video

Just a casual day down under with kangaroos fighting in the street. Also watched this video in class and thought I would share.

Come to Australia!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | Views [631] | Video

Just a fun little video my proffessor had us watch before we went on our research field trip. Enjoy!

Tags: australia, dangerous animals

The World's Largest Sand Island

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | Views [430]

So I'm currently on my mid-semester Spring break and I just got back from my first of two research based field trips. I spent the past 5 days with my Terrestrial Environment class on the world's largest sand island: Fraser Island. It boasts 122km in ... Read more >

Tags: 4wd, australia, eucalypt forest, fraser island, rainforest, sand dunes

"Did ya getcha win?"

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | Views [493]

So yesterday was the public holiday for Ekka. Ekka (an Aussie abbreviation for exhibition) is the "Royal Queensland Show" which is sorta like a really big state fair. Anyway we had the Wednesday off so that people could go to the horse races for Mekka ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, doomben, ekka, horse races, mekka wednesday, queensland

First 2 Weeks of School Plus Some Weekend Adventures

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | Views [334]

So I've had the first two weeks of classes at the University of Queensland (located in the Brisbane suburb of St. Lucia) and I can honestly say that I'm super excited about all of the classes that I am taking. I'm fufilling a couple of my general education ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, study abroad, university of queensland

Bushwalking and Dragon Boat Training

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | Views [405]

I had a pretty adventurous Friday and Saturday this past weekend. I spent pretty much all day Friday bushwalking (Aussie for "hiking") up in the Mt. Coot-tha Forest just outside of Brisbane. Then on Saturday, I had my first training session for the Dragon ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, bushwalking, dragon boat, hiking, mt coot-tha, south bank

Photos: Brisbane

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Ozzie Food

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Brissy: A Food Lover's Paradise

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | Views [373]

I've been in Brisbane (aka Brissy) for exactly a week now and let me tell you, that is more than enough time to truly fall in love with this beautiful city. You get the big city feel, but with a lowkey, laid-back atmosphere and unbelievably friendly ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, food, food market, south bank

Photos: Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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42 Wallaby Way, Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | Views [538]

I spent the first few days of my Australian adventure in the beautiful city of Sydney. To my dissappointment, I was informed very soon after my arrival that there was no Wallaby Way in Sydney. Clearly, someone is missing out on making a lot of money ... Read more >

Tags: australia, sydney harbor, sydney opera house, walking tour