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About johnbergergronros

Spending one semester at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.

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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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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Annoying things in Townsville: Top 5

5. Dogs. Everyone in the neighborhood where I live have dogs. Everyone! And they are always barking early mornings. Always! 4. The food prices. Australia is an expensive country. 3. The weather. Right now it is probably around 26-27 degrees … Continue reading

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Doh

Been a while since last post, I know. Much has happened and I don’t remember half of it. A short resume of the spring break: Road Trip. Hope that is a satisfying one. In the weeks that are coming I … Continue reading

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Some things doesn’t change

When you arrive in a different country than your own things will force you to change some parts of your behavior. For example here in Australia, I now have to talk English to everyone I meet (except to the Swedish … Continue reading

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Road trip

I have finally done my first road trip here in Australia. I rented a car and set out north two days ago with three friends, an American, a Canadian and a Norwegian guy. We loaded up the car with all … Continue reading

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Adapted?

I have been in Townsville for some time now and I believe that you could say that I have adapted to the lifestyle here. Laidbackneverstressednoworries-type of style that is. I also feel like I have gotten used to the weather, … Continue reading

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Slow Sunday

Yesterday I participated in a pool party. Classical BBQ and then relaxing in a nice pool with some “cheap” Australian beer. Later yesterday evening I met an aboriginal girl when I was waiting for the bus and she talked about … Continue reading

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