Tuesday, 12 January 2016

What moving around the world actually entails (part 1)

Let's see if I can start a series that lasts more than two posts, shall we? 

I never really expected to move halfway around the world. It was all a bit weird, actually. I realise I've never actually talked about what we did or how this whole thing happened, so I thought I should probably explain. Hence the following series. 




So! This whole thing started with an innocent enough vacation to Australia in 2010. It was super fun. We started in Sydney after the longest flight of my entire life (they had good movies, though). We visited the Botanical Gardens, the Opera House and wandered around the wharf. 




We flew up to Brisbane where we spent some time in the Australia Zoo. We drove drove all the way up to Port Douglas. For those of you who are wondering, it took a long time. (Seriously. A long, long time. We did nothing but drive for days and days. We also had a lot of frozen Coke from McDonalds (they had free wi-fi)). Think days on end of nothing but flat fields and red dirt. 

The people were lovely and the landscape was like nothing we'd ever seen before. Canada is soft and feels like home, with pine trees and long summer grass and white Christmases while Australia was some kind of foreign world from a science fiction show. It was all so different and new. There were these giant fish in the Great Barrier Reef, snakes and spiders the size of my palm. 




It's funny. One of the last sentences in my journal was that Australia was amazing, but that I was sure we'd be back again. 

6 comments:

  1. Oooh, I'm excited for this series of posts. :) I'd been wondering why your family decided to move to Australia. I definitely want to visit there at some point, although spiders the size of my palm don't sound all that appealing. *rethinks plan* But no, I do want to come, just maybe in a full-body anti-spider suit, or something like that. :) All those pictures are gorgeous. :D

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    1. Thank you, me too :) (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say I'm excited for my own series or not, but whatever, I guess.) But the spiders aren't everywhere, and I shall protect you! *gets out massive sword and swings it around wildly* (*cuts own arm off*) And thank you :-)

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  2. This is probably bad, but I was just like, "Well if you moved all the way around the world you would be exactly where you were." XD Anyway, it sounds like your vacation to Australia was a big game-changer. I look forward to hearing more about it next time!

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    1. Ah, Heather, you always find my silly mistakes. Yeah, it really did change everything. I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. oooh, this sounds like an AMAZING series!! And omg I HEAR YA with the driving. -_- My family decided to do an all-over-the-Northern-Territory-trip and that's like driving for a week and seeing yellow grass and ZERO OTHER HUMANS. But it's so beautiful out there. Uluru and National Parks and rocks all that. <3 I like rocks. I LOVE ROCKS.

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. I can't even imagine driving across the Northern Territory, I think I would offer myself up to the crocodiles over spending a week in the car with my brother. (Or a better plan would be to offer HIM instead...) I really want to go to Uluru but we haven't made it there yet :/ WE SHALL GET THERE!

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