Monday, November 23, 2009

B18: Last Days


My days in Australian are winding down. I do not have time to make a blog in prose form but here is the condensed version.

- Melbourne Victory soccer game: Soccer players in Australia still cry and hold their leg for 15 mins when they get fouled then get up and play the rest of the game. The guy that did that even scored the game-wining goal.
- Finals: Good - SWOT VAC, very comprehensive tests (3hrs) organized, included reading period. Bad - testing took a month, it was hot, the libraries were too crowded and the libarian yelled at me.
- Tasmania: We underestimated distance and didn't have enough time (only 3 days). There was tons of roadkill and we saw the Tasman Peninsula National Park (where there are no Tasmanian Devils with face cancer), Port Arthur (old prison), Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Jam Farm, Bay of Fires, St Columbus Falls, The Dairy Factory, Narawntapu National Park (with pademellons).
- Swan Hill: In the Mallee Shrubland outback, it really was isolated. I visited Abdul's family and it couldn't have been more lovely... they made me feel super comfortable.
- Mildura: Outback town with red sands.

Here are some picture from the last two weeks. I'm coming home soon!

Until then,

Mikey Doo

(This is why many of the national parks were closed. [Wentworth, Victoria])

(The rugged cliffs of Tasmania. [Cape Huay, Tasmania])

(The Murray River, Australia's largest inland river. Luckily no crayfish grabbed my toes. [Apex Campground, Mildura])

(A Murray Cod. Australia also has a giant banana, shark, bug, etc. [Swan Hill, Victoria])

(Hanging out in the outback. [Perry Sandhills, Wentworth])

(The Melbourne Victory soccer club wasn't very victorious. [Etihad Stadium, Melbourne])

(The rocky headlands of the Bay of Fires and Aussie Paul. [St. Helens, Tasmania])

(The Tasmania gang after a non-stop weekend. [Narawntapu, Tasmania])

(Rock climbing. That was some kind of red algae stuff. [St. Helens, Tasmania])

(The Cadbury chocolate factory. [Hobart, Tasmania])

(It was windy. I thought I was going to be blown off the mountain. [Mt. Wellington, Tasmania])

(No Hormisira Banksii but there were Pan rocks. I will explain more later. [Tasmani Peninsula, Tasmania])

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you have had a great time in Australia. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time there and have a safe flight back. As a side note, Maureen and I strongly recommend trying a Cadbury Crunchie if you have not already! Be safe! Can't wait to see you!