Arrival in Wollongong
Trip Start Feb 05, 2006
21Trip End Jun 20, 2006
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Monday was orientation day, so we were shown all around the Uni. It's about 14,000 students (bigger than SVSU, but smaller than CMU) of which 4,000 are international students
Yesterday I wrote out postcards, and then walked to Uni. I checked out the Botanical Gardens nearby (pics included) which rocked. Plenty of wildlife and sweet plants. Then I got to see the Chronicals of Narnia at UniMovies, the on-campus theatre. It was really cool, and very cheap ($4).
Today, I went into Uni to meet up with Keita, who was very very helpful, and showed me how to use the bus yesterday (since I've never really taken public transport before)
Keita then caught a bus back home, and Maury and I decided to wander around town for a bit. So we caught the bus into Wollongong Centre, and wandered the mall for a bit. Apparently they have a very good photo centre, so Maury dropped off her scuba diving pictures (which I'll eventually do as well). It only cost her $10 to have them put on CD within an hour. So we walked to the beach in the meantime. The beach is amazing, I took some pictures, which I'm sure would come out even better on a very bright and sunny day. I also got to see toothbrush and toothpaste island (also pictured), which was pretty cool.
On the way back, we got caught in a downpour, which was kinda random, because of the drought Sydney has been having for the last 2-3 years! So we got a couple of smoothies and waited the storm out (it lasted all of 45 minutes). By then it was about 5pm, so we made our way back.
That was about it for yesterday. Anyways, until next time...