As many of you already know koala bears have not been faring well in the Australian bush fires. In fact, a headline made world news stating that they were 80% functionally extinct. However, one of the big and daunting questions I feel must be answered is why do these marsupials struggle in disasters like this? Well first of all, koala bears are extremely slow moving creatures; … [Read more...] about The 411 on Koala Bears
One of the topic discussed during a group dinner was regarding data and phone plans. After speaking with a few other individuals who have travelled abroad I found out that my carrier AT&T is less convenient in this area. I decided that sticking to wifi would be best for this trip as a way to limit the use of being on my phone. It will be a little difficult to not have the … [Read more...] about Got Data?
Well, the time has come - I've officially began planning on what to pack for our trip. I am definitely going to have a checked bag, along with two carry-ons: one smaller bag and of course my backpack. My mom is planning on helping me with all the liquids making sure they fit the ounce requirement. I also am going to be packing a few swimsuits per Dr. Pham's advice which I agree … [Read more...] about Swimsuits. Sunscreen. & Shampoo – OH MY!
So I've had a slight change of plans. Casey and I were thinking of doing the Cloud 9 excursion, however, I was looking at a few more reviews and there were some negative ones that I couldn't ignore. It sounds great, but I've since decided to figure out a new path for our free day while in Fiji. I am still looking into Castaway Island - especially since there are other students … [Read more...] about Surfs Up!
Everyone has done an amazing job thus far of finding fun activities we can do while studying abroad and I wanted to make sure that I contributed. While my love for science is strong, my desire for adventure and fun will always win over in competition. After doing some research I was able to find a page that talks about climbing the Sydney Harbour Express Bridge while we are in … [Read more...] about Bridge Climbing in Syndey