Yes, I know. It has been a while since I posted last time. But frankly speaking, it has been quite hectic and crazy time. Moving out, moving in, adjusting, heaps of assignments at uni. I will try to outline this past couple of weeks.
I spent my Easter Break in Sydney. So different from Melbourne, has it’s own charm, which I really like. But I wouldn’t compare those two cities. I am aware of this rivalry thingy going on between those cities. Differences between the colonies was a feature of life in Pre-Federation Australia, so it’s nothing new. There was a tiny problem though. Which city should became a capital? It seems like Australia handled that pretty well. Hesitation? Well, let’s build a new city that is going to be a capital. North of the Murray River, in New South Wales but at least 100 miles from Sydney. This city became Canberra. Melbourne operated as the capital city from 1901 until 1927, when Canberra’s Parliament House was opened. And as I am a very good tourist, visiting capital city was a must-do. But after a week I felt like it is about time to go back home…to Victoria.
Straight after Easter Break I had a lot on my plate- group presentation, essay and exam from introduction to aboriginal history. I really like this subject, because I don’t know that much about indigenous history and I find it very interesting. So, believe me I was prepared. But guess what- I failed… Just because my internet connection decided to make it a bit harder for me and stopped working when I was more or less in the middle of my exam. We were trying to fix that with my housemate but by the time we got it working again, I couldn’t start the exam again. Let’s just say, that I was a bit angry. It’s all good now, I could retake the exam and passed it.
After that rather stressful time, I thought it would be a perfect moment to just leave the city for a while, go on a trip and clear my head. Destination- Great Ocean Road. Absolutely amazing! Spectacular view. Once again it made me feel so lucky, that I can be here and experience all of this.
Since I have moved to Brunswick, it is much easier for me to get the full Melbourne-city experience. And I have to say, that even though at the beginning I was overwhelmed by the city and not sure whether I like it or not, now I have no doubts. I love it! I would have to spend here at least a year or so to really get to know it. And as I don’t have that much time and it is a short-term relationship, I will try to make best of it. even though I have only two months left.
Now, back to studying. And also looking for internship- hope to get something by the end of next week. Keep fingers crossed 😉