Today we had orientation day for the International Students. We went around and introduced ourselves, and did a little ice breaker. Then they went over some things we would need to know, they fed us lunch, then we did what they called "Cultural Awareness". I dont really know if I would call it Cultural awareness, but they talked about the Aborigines, which are like the American Indians. They were the first people in Australia. It was interesting. They told us that we were going to go throw boomerangs, but we get there and have to go through this hour tour of a museum before. It might not have been so bad if that is what I had expected to do. But oh well. The one good thing that I got out of today, was that I met a couple more people. Another girl from Sweden Malin, and a girl from Utah, Katie. So at the end of the day we decided we would have a movie and wine night. So we walk to the liquor store which was about a 20 minute walk and get some wine. We are looking around at all the other drinks they have and holy shit alcohol is expensive!! A Smirnoff Ice, ONE, was 6 dollars, and a 4 pack was 22!! UGHH! If anyone reading this doesnt know a 6 pack in America is around 7 dollars. A fifth ranged from about 45-55 $. When I get back i will never complain about how expensive alcohol is EVER again!!! Needless to say, We will continue to drink cheap Australian grown and made wine from now on!!!
Katie and I with our cheap box of wine in our backpack :)
Striking a pose on the way back to our rooms :)
Today was fun except for the whole sitting through a museum thing :/ Tomorrow is yet another day of Orenitation :( But on Sunday we decided that we would go to Yeppoon Beach about 3 miles up the coast :) I will keep you posted!!