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Making up for lost time.

Time May 20th, 2014 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

Slowly but surely, I promise to make up for my lack of blogging lately. I have been so incredibly busy…
The last time I blogged was right before Mid-Semester break and a lot has happened since then.

Hmm where to begin?

On April 18th, Mid Sem Break began and lasted until April 27th.
Three friends and I rented a car and set off on an epic road trip on Monday, April 21st. We cruised down to a little town called Ballina, located in New South Wales. It was a beautiful place, but it’s mostly filled with old retired folks… But hey, sometimes it’s good to have a quiet night of just pure quiet relaxation, right? We spent our first day/night there and went out for some delicious Mexican food and then set up camp. The following day, we went to the beach there and soaked up some sun before heading north to the Sunshine Coast ☼ 

Our next stop was Caloundra, which is the southernmost community on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland. It is exactly 90 kilometers north of Brisbane and quite an easy drive. We stayed at a camping site called Waterfront Holiday Park. It was a great location and walking distance from all the shops and beaches. The following day, we drove to the Australia Zoo, better known as the “Home of the Crocodile Hunter.” The zoo was so great because not only can you lay down with kangaroos in Roo Heaven and take a picture of yourself holding a koala, but if you are a student, you get a pretty awesome discount on your entry fee. So totally worth it.

After we finished our day at zoo, we headed just a tad more north to Noosa Heads. Such a gorgeous place. We lucked out and scored an awesome beautiful apartment located right on the ocean that fit us four ladies perfectly. Our porch overlooked the water, making it impossible to not wake up and watch the sunrise each and every morning with a cup of coffee and some scrambled eggs. We enjoyed the beaches in Noosa Heads and the night life as well. It was such a good trip, full of great memories and lots of vitamin D!