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     When we are staying in a nice, hot, and tropical place, we are always looking for that one hotspot where the sun always shines… the beach! When you have a day off what better way is there to spend your day other than relaxing on a sandy surface, the sun in your face, and the sound of the waves hitting the shore? Sounds like Paradise right? Well it is, Surfer’s Paradise to be precise and exactly the paradise for surfers. This beautiful hot spot is located in the Gold Coast about an hour and a half outside of Brisbane. There is more to do than just lay out and get skin cancer, there’s also tons of shopping boutiques where tourists like myself can go bankrupt in just about 2 hours, but don’t worry the food is just cheap enough so you can spend most of your money on the stuff that lasts forever (haha). If you do plan to visit sometime I recommend shopping wednesday nights or the weekends because a small swap meet takes place and they have really neat stuff. (more…)

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Not only will the waves at Surfers Paradise take off a layer of skin, they will also take you out to sea. So be extremely careful as I have learned by observation.

I took a swim by Surfers Paradise and found myself struggling to stay up. The waves were so powerful they would knock me down. So after I decided I had been beaten up plenty by the ferocious waves I headed back to my towel. I found myself short of breath and not long after I found a comfy spot on my towel a loud announcement came on. (more…)

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1) They are stingy with their tomato sauce aka ketchup: They will ration you with two packages of ketchup, whereas in the US they will give you hand fulls of the stuff.courtesy of google images

 

 

 

 

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2) They don’t like to eat jam on their toast, they prefer Vegemite: You should try it.

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3) At the cinemas their snack bar is like a grocery store: it isn’t just a counter it is a store!

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4) Rice Krispies are called Rice Bubbles316354843_4592e940c8

 

 

 

5) They don’t dance like we do in the US: they are far more conservative.

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6) They don’t have sticks of deodorant: It is either roll on or spray on deodorant.

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7) Kath and Kim originated here in Australia and is ten times better then the one created in the US.

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8) For boys to get a girls attention they throw a projectile at them: they prefer something like a ball.

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9) Their education system is different: they teach media studies in grade schools through their high schools.

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10) Everyone is helpful and polite here in Australia.

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cunninghamToday we visited Professor Stuart Cunningham at the Queensland University of Technology. He was very friendly and eager share with us information about Australian media.

We learned a great deal of helpful information about how Australian media works, and also how it differs from media in the United States. He claimed that innovation and convergence is happening in the public sector of media, whereas in the commercial sector, simulcasting is taking place rather than adding new content. (more…)

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pict00161Today we ventured to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) here in Brisbane. The displays there were amazing! All of the artwork was based around the theme: “Contemporary Australia: Optimism” – each portraying how the artists view the world through positive eyes.  

The inspiring art displays included: paintings (some of which looked as though they were actually a photograph), sculptures, drawings, video instalations, among many other  art forms. (more…)

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Travel Tip #1:

Keep an eye on your personal belongings, aka your purse

Travel Tip #2:

Do not keep valuables inside your purse

Travel Tip #3:

Realize that money is just money, and horrible drivers liscense pictures will be happily replaced. (more…)

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Excitement was how I started today, for today we would go visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Not only did the birds talk to us, we also got to hold koalas and feed kangaroos. At first I must admit I was a little apprehensive to feed the kangaroos, because I have heard stories and seen youtube videos of kangaroos attacking and kicking the living daylight out of people. I did not want to get caught up in a boxing match.

It turns out it that the kangaroos were oh so sweet and loved the attention they received from us. We learned shortly after entering the kangaroo zone that it’s not the kangaroos you have to watch out for it is the emu’s. These emu’s are vicious ugly large birds that will follow you around and steel your kangaroo food. (more…)

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