So it's been almost a week here in Fremantle, Australia and no words can describe it other than absolutely amazing. The people, the culture, and the scenery, just everything is new and exciting.
As for the trip over here I can't quite say the same. After 4 plane rides and a bus ride totaling up to about a 30 hour journey, I was exhausted. My friend Morgan and I decided to travel together, all the way from Portland, Maine to Western Australia. Along the way we got quarantined, Morgan had to go see the consulate desk because they didn't think she looked like her passport, sat through a 16 hour flight with a crying baby, the same flight we had a fire alarm go off so we thought we were going down, and then finally got squished between two very large, loud men on our last flight. The upsides to all this was that the airplane food was surprisingly good, there were free movies, and the fact that in just 30 hours we would be in Australia about to start a new chapter in our lives.
But after all that we are finally here and it is better than we had imagined. We are not only meeting people from Australia, but also France, Germany, and Japan. There is so much more to do and see than what we have done in the 5 days we have been here, and we cannot wait to embark on our new lives as students here in Notre Dame Fremantle.