I have now been in Tasmania, Australia for one month.
I haven’t left the state of Tasmania at all, I’ve been to the city of Hobart a couple of times, and to be honest I’ve hardly left campus.
However, I have done many things which surpass any amount of land that I could step foot on, in my opinion. Here are some instances:
Went river rafting
Seen 5 wallabies at the same time in their natural habitat
And a possum
Learned to play League of Legends- an intense computer game
Begun watching Game of Thrones Season 1
Perched inside of a fern plant
Applied to work at an Australian McDonalds
(I didn’t get the job….)
Breathed fresh air that smelled of eucalyptus
Eaten 5 (and counting) Cadbury chocolate bars of different varieties
Seen abundant, green wildlife & snow covered mountains in the same day
Walked to and from the stores weekly to buy my groceries
Blew an Australian’s mind when I pointed out that they have a platypus on one of their coins (he thought it was a koala…)
Met amazing, friendly people that make my day every day, and that I wold never had met if I didn’t come here.
There’s a small chance that I would have done any of these things at home, even in a whole semester at SUNY Oswego. Some of them would not be possible at all.
However, I also believe that “travel” is what you make of it, meaning your experiences are what make traveling so breathtaking. While being in a different place makes it easier, anyone can get the same thrills as a traveler: all you have to do are things you wouldn’t normally do.
ANYWAYS… I’m having a great time. School is school. Hopefully I will be going to a wildlife sanctuary soon to hang out with kangaroos.