Category Archives: James Cook

Two down, two to go

One week left in Townsville, one week! I have two finals left, one international dinner to attend, bbq on the beach, “traditional” Swedish midsummer and goodbye party, and much more… Time will fly, I know that, and it is a … Continue reading

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THIS IS NOT ANOTHER FOOTBALL MATCH, THIS IS WAR!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_nfnu1RDdA Wednesday 5 june 2013, one of the three greatest days of the year for NRLloving Queenslanders and New South Welshmen: State of Origin. Yes, indeed people: State of Origin. State of Origin is the annual best-of-three series of the rugby … Continue reading

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Innisfail traffic, Cessna 152/172, Tango Quebec Romeo, joining crosswind, runway 14, Innisfail.

My landlady is what we in the Netherlands, well actually everywhere in the world, call a BADASS. She always had a need for speed, but after years of driving it didn’t provide her with the same rush of adrenaline. So … Continue reading

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Completion Gathering

As Stefania already told you all, we had a completion gathering ceremony at JCU. Everyone was looking good with heels and ties as the dresscode asked for. I just didn’t expect that the ceremony would be so…. “American”? Don’t get … Continue reading

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Only the finals left!

The last one of my home exams is now handed in. Next week the finals start, of which I have four to complete. The time in Townsville is running out and time to get moving, first south, then a long, … Continue reading

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Things make sense

I am and have been studying four different subjects in four different areas here in Townsville. Indigenous Australian Worldviews, Globalisation: Historical Perspectives, Culture, Knowledge & Environment, Government and Politics in developing Areas, in other words, Indigenous studies, history, anthropology and … Continue reading

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Understanding

First, two of my posts here seem to have disappeared somewhere along the way, so I’ll try to make up for that later. A lot of my experience here so far has been very interesting, funny and different from Sweden. … Continue reading

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Shopping in Australia <3

What I really like in Australia? Shopping. No, not because it’s particularly cheap (it isn’t) or the items are standing out (although I do like fashion here). It’s more about how salespeople are treating consumers. Okay, I admit, I hate … Continue reading

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Stefania Maggio = the BEST international dinners

In Townsville the name “Stefania Maggio”, my Italian Borders Crossings mate (we’re in Australia, so she’s my mate), is equal to the best international dinners. She has organized a couple before, but yesterday she had her latest dinner. The first … Continue reading

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International student’s life on campus

Last week I’ve finally got my concession card. I applied for it the week I came to Townsville, cause everybody was saying, that without it I won’t get any concession for transportation in Queensland (apparently student ID is not enough…). … Continue reading

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