There are two memories relating to my semester abroad that are really important. For the last few weeks of July during my time in Australia, I went on a trip around part of Southeast Asia. If you are interested in reading more about Hermann’s time at University in Australia, then click here.
Studying abroad made those experiences possible and there’s some more about it in my Western Sydney Uni profile.
After those exciting days, we took a flight to Melbourne and spent two days exploring the city. Then we hired a car and did the Great Ocean road for three full days. It was a great road trip along the coast of South Australia, and we made a lot of beautiful stops. My personal highlight, while we did the Great Ocean road, was the famous Twelve Apostles.
After our little road trip, we took the next flight to the Outback where we spent five days enjoying the stunning natural environment. We went to the Uluru (Ayers Rock) which was one of the most impressive rock formations I have ever seen in my whole life! Furthermore, since we were in the middle of nowhere with no big cities close by or any other sign of civilisation, the spangled sky was amazing. I have never seen such an impressive starlit sky in my life!
Five days later we moved on and went to Brisbane where we spent a couple of days in the city. Our next stop was Gold Coast where we went out partying with some cool people we met at the hostel. We also hired a camper van at Gold Coast where our big road trip along the east coast of Australia started. The total duration of this road trip was 14 days. Our most important stops were Byron Bay (one of my favourite places in Australia), Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island, Whitehaven Beach, Townsville and Magnetic Island, Port Douglas, and the tropic Daintree Rainforest.