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love this country

Jeg skriver paa engelsk fordi jeg sitter paa en australsk datamaskin som mangler ae, oe og aa. Blir enklere paa engelsk da.

Anyway. I’ve promised pictures! Pictures from Great Ocean Road and pictures from Perth!

Great Ocean Road:

My first sight of the Great Ocean Road. :)

Me and Scott :)

From one of the many waterfalls along the Great Ocean Road. We had to walk for about 30 minutes in the bush to get to this one.

And then we drove like maniacs to get to the Twelve Apostels before the sun went down.

It was beautiful, unfortunlately my camera isnt good enough to show it. Do you recognise these rocks?

12 Apostles at night.

Maybe you recognise it better if you take a look at this link: http://www.google.com.au/search?um=12-apostles

Platypus Tours in the middle of the rainforest! AWESOME!

Scott is ready! :D

Scott is ready! :D

It was magical! Quiet, a little bit rainy and platypuses everywhere!

 

http://www/google.com.au/search&Platypus Not sure what a platypus is? Check out this link.

SNAKES!

And then we took a stroll among the treetops.

And went zip-lining from tree to tree.

Down on the ground we met some Dinosaurs.

Fun times. :P

Scott is hunting.

And I get hunted.

The rainforest bushy thingy is very pretty :)

In the middle of no-man-land we found this. ooooh

Big tree! :D

Watch out for koalas! <3

Perth:

 

The "little" city called Perth.

Climbing?

:P

Mhm!

Nom nom nom. "Lets go to Perth without spending money on awesome food!" "Ok." In Perth: "Look! That restaurant looks awesome! Ah, I really want that steak! And the people that are working there are dressed like pirates! Lets go!!!" "Deal!"

My opponents in TableTennis! Will "English" and Scott "Bubbles"!

In the streets of pretty Fremantle!

Rockstar!

We had lunch near the water! It was awesome times 10!

I finally got the chance to see Wicked! :D (The Broadway Musical!)

Outside the hostel we stayed at :)

Picture taken from the Bell Tower!

I managed to fell down from a tree and hurt my foot! So at the airport I was in a wheelchair and Scott bought me a cute card :D

 

Back at University with my PINK book

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Things that are different on the other side of the planet.

– the doctors at hospitals wear suits at work.
– almost every man have a manbag.
– on public transport 9 out of 10 are either reading a book or playing with their iPhone.
– they eat hot dog with white loaf.
– everyone eat olives as it was candy.
– when someone ask how it is going, they dont really want an honest answer.
– you dont give away your front-seat space in the car, you take it yourself.
– dinner time is after 18.00.
– people are more friendly, but also more harsh and cross.
– public transport is scary because of two reasons.
a) you always find so called «bogans» and other drunkies and weird people on the same transport as you.
b) they drive like maniacs.
– everyone seems to be interested in culture. More or less. At least more here than in Trondheim.
– going out fro brekky, lunch, dinner or drinks happens at least once a week.
– people say sorry for everything.
– at australian football games, everyone sits togheter. They’re not split up after wich team they go for.
– no-one fights at australian football games. Not even after a big loss.
– people are more open. Wich means that some people get more bitchy, but also that other people get more friendly.
– no-one drinks coffee without milk and crap in it.
– kids dont play outdoor. Just when they’re at school.
– people dont move for you on the street. You have to be the one that moves for them. All the time.
– if you want to do something, do it. They have everything here. No need to plan it. Just do it. Right now!
– you dont necesarily need to take of your shoes when your home. Especially if your at friends homes. Keep your shoes on.
– they dont have a little hall for all their jackets and shoes. I think they keep it in the closet with the rest of their clothes.
– people start Uni when they are 17. Which is a bit annoying. Grow up.
– kids wear schooluniforms! So cute!
– you dont walk here. You drive. Get driven. Or take public transport.
– they dont know what picking berries means. (Okey they do, but de aner ikke hva som følger med.. blåbærmunner, tur i skogen, flekkete klær og lukten av deilig deilig skog)
– they dont know what it means to have sausage on termos. (I dont know what termos is on english, and I cant be bothered google it.)
– they dont «walk on trips in the forest» (lol) with their schoolclasses.
– which means most of them never have made up a fire.
– they dont spikk when they are young. (can be bothered using google translate.)
(Ah, a lot of they dont they dont they dont. Okey.. GOOD stuff..)
– they have cute kids in school uniforms?
– they are very culture interested?
– they live in the same country as koalas and kangaroos are from?

Yeeeah. Dont misunderstand, I like it. Its different. So similar. But so different. On the «outside» its similar, but all the little details are very different. Its intresting, and Im very happy I get the chance to experience it all! To be honest, I love this country. You have a couple of stages.. 1st: You love it. 2nd: You think its different, and you like it but like your own country better. 3rd. You start understand everything, and the lovebar rises. 4th. You love it again. I think Im on number three.

So yes. Its different, but so are a greek salad and a chockolate mousse! It doesnt mean you cant love both!

Anyway, this is one of my lecturers:

One fo my lecturers at Uni.

Reminds you a lot of this guy, right?

Mr. Burns from Simpsons.