May 31, 2012
And so it has been decided last night that I will be going to Europe in January! Time to branch out from only ever going to North America. Yes, I will definitely be getting frostbite. But I’m actually a big fan of snow. I like that you can build from it, throw it, roll in it, frolic like a lamb… the options are endless, really! Essentially it will be fun times all round, but I don’t know anything about Europe (there’s some hideous triangle tower in Paris, I think), so since I am off to Alaska soon (where it will be Summer), I feel I better get researching.
May 27, 2012
After a variety of technological battles, I have finally paid for my entire Alaska trek! Countdown = 65 days…
May 13, 2012
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May 6, 2012
This will be me in 86 days (Yes, I do have a countdown on my desktop. Wouldn’t you?): kayaking amongst the glaciers of Alaska!
And look at those fabulous ROCKS!
Tonight I am going to The Darkness concert at The Roundhouse, UNSW. All signs point to a night of tackiness/wackiness and fun, so here is a little something to exude the spirit of adventure and outlandish behaviour. Personally, I like the penguin outfit.
After comparing my application experience with that of fellow future exchange students (particularly those gagging for America), I have concluded that Canada really is far too kind to me. So kind that I began to feel suspicious, in fact.
While the others were scrounging together cash, providing bank records, and compiling an encyclopaedia worth of documents, I merely informed Queen’s that “I am Australian,” and “my contact details are as follows…” Naturally, I panicked that I had missed about 12 pages of application, but in true undemanding Canadian form, Queen’s forwarded through my ‘official letter of acceptance’ last Friday.
Furthermore, I have discovered that I don’t even need a visa! BARRGAAINNNN.
So in response to my ‘official letter of acceptance’, in true impulsive Caroline form, that same day I decided I would go to Alaska on the way. Alone. Christopher McCandless style. No, scratch that last part - but I definitely was in search of adventure, and an adventure I found. I chose a 9-day wilderness trek with Exposure Alaska on the Saturday, booked it on the Sunday, and handed over $2500 to Qantas on the Monday. BOOM I have the entire second half of the year somewhat planned.
However I do acknowledge/secretly hope that unexpected deviations occur. And should that happen? No worries, it’s all in the name of adventure.