July, 2011Archive

Jul 27

In my previous “episode” of My AUSome Adventure” I discussed the different public transportation options in Melbourne. For me to get to Uni every day, I have to ride two trams. It’s a near hour commute each way and the way I’ve spent that hour has evolved from week 1 to now, in week 3. […]

Jul 24

Cool Transportation in Melbourne

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I ride the tram for an hour each way to Uni, so I’ve been spending a lot of time on trams, thinking about trams. 12

Jul 23

Turns out that one of the things I’m really enjoying about Melbourne is how creative, expressive and colorful the architecture is. Just walking around the  city, I’ve been able to capture some beautiful buildings and wondering just what was going through the designer’s mind while picking colors, angles and materials for their buildings. When I […]

Jul 13

Hey Everyone! My uni schedule works out that I have no class on Tuesdays! In order to take as much advantage of my time here in Melbourne, I’ve dubbed these days, Touring Tuesdays. (Actually my host Mum came up with that one!-Thanks.) Naturally, I decided to do the most tourist-y thing of all which is […]

Jul 10

“How are you?” “How are you doing?” “How’s it going?” These questions sound familiar and are an appropriate way to greet someone and inquire about their well-being and current affairs. In America that is. Not in Australia, (or should I say “straya,”) where words are always shortened, intonation does not necessarily  indicate meaning and people […]

Jul 06

International Student Orientation Trip

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As an international student, my Australian University offers a three day beach trip before the semester. It was simply sublime! We drove two hours south of Melb, to a coastal city with the most spectacular view of the ocean- and what an ocean it was. Just so blue and turquoise and green and CLEAN looking! […]

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