Author Archives: Lily Knox

Bodycult

A question to my fellow border crossings participants in other parts of Australia: Is there also so much body-cult over there? In Townsville there seems to be a piercing or tattoo shop at every street corner. Even in a conventional shopping center as Stockland … Continue reading

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Home sweet home

Dear everyone,   I have finally found a home! It is a fully furnished two bedroom apartment, close to the beach and to the shops and just in my price range. We have moved in a couple of days ago … Continue reading

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My first little tornado

Some of you may already have heard, but we had our little fright here in Townsville. A week ago the city was hit by an unexpected tornado in the early morning. I am normally not afraid of storms, but being … Continue reading

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Hey, Teachers

Uni, uni, uni… It’s keeping me busy. As it should of course. We do need some education. The well know rhythm of lectures and tutorials doesn’t seem to have changed at all, even though I really did my best to … Continue reading

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Butts and belly buttons

Whereas the cold weather in the Netherlands has reached new extremes, here in Townsville the summer cannot be denied walking through the hot and humid air. I expected to find find people who were completely immune to these temperatures, but … Continue reading

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Money in a rich man’s world

Money is a funny thing here; it doesn’t seem to respect the same logic as in Utrecht. The first time I wanted to buy something was at the airport, after a 40 hour journey and a very empty stomach because … Continue reading

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