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2016-03-07
13:51:01

Uluru / Ayers Rock

When I went to Uluru I had to sitt in a car for so many hours with nothing but desert and a couple of trees around me. It was an emty landscape! Sometimes there would come a gasstation but other then that nothing!
 
When we had about 30 min to an hour left, we stopped because on the horizon you could see Uluru already. Uluru is not that high but when you dont have any trees or any mountains around its not difficult to understand why we could see it.
 
When we got there we left our bags at the hotell and then drove to Uluru to watch the sunset. The most amazing thing was when the sun came down Uluru turned from red to purple!
 
After that we drove around Uluru and you could see so many faces and symbols. We started to ask each other what does that look like and so on.
 
The only negativ thing was because of the heat there were so many flies that you couldnt open your mouth or your eyes. Luckily I got to borrow a hat with a net so I didnt have to worry.
 
An amazing place everyone should go an visit!!!!
 
 
2016-03-06
21:18:00

First day at Shenton College

One differents between Shenton College and the other schools that I have gone to are at Shenton I had to wear a schooluniform everyday. Before my first day we went to try out and buy the uniform. The uniform had a dark blue skirt, blue or white shirt and a dark blue cardigan. It was really simple and we could wear neckless, have our hair as we wanted. So it was not strict. I really liked wearing it because I felt relived not to choose my clothes for school, worried that they would judge me for my clothes. 
 
 
 
Before the first day I got a list of all the subjects and was told to choose a couple of them. It was all from dance math, english, chemistry and so much more. I was so happy to finally choose what I wanted to study. I  chose English, drama, music, math, history and art. My choises was based on what I needed to learn for when I got back to Sweden. I had been exepted to a musicschool in Sweden where I was going to study drama, music, dance and more. So I wanted to learn more about these subjects before I got back. I choose english because I really wanted to earn more english, and that course would help me do that. And math I choose because I didnt wanted to forget anything.
 
My host mom drove me the first day and I was so nervous. I saw all of these people walking around in their uniforms talking. But I was also nerves because I didn't know how they would see me. I was a swedish girl that wasn't that good in english, really shy and what I had noticed was that australians is not that shy!
 
The headmaster showed me to all of my classes and came to meet me after every class to show me how to get around.
 
The most memorable of these classes when I walked into math, english and drama.

At the english class I was waiting outside the door and I just said to myself "Walk in"! The teacher hadn't arrived and I was just standing there at the door, holding my books close to myself and looked at my feet. I felt that all my classmates  was looking at me, they really must have wondered who I was. But I was just standing there for about 20 seconds because at my left a couple of girls started to wave at me for me to come. They were so happy and they kind of placed me in the middle like I was one of them. I have never felt so welcomed in my life. When the teacher arrived he didn't even notice me and the girls was yelling at him that I was here.
 
When I came to my math class the headmaster walked me in this time. But I wasn't prepared that when I walked through the door a girl started to yell and scream at a guy in the class and he was just sitting there laughting. I was praying  in my mind that I was not going to sit next to her! But ofcourse my wish didn't come true and now I'm really happy for that! That girl became my Best friend and she will always will be!
 
My first class in drama was really nice! The girl from math was also there so I felt really good that I knew someone. One guy that I had seen in a couple of my other classes said to me "Not you again!". Think he was tired of seing me. But then it was another girl that justt ran up to me and gave me a hug. She said she was so happy to meet me and that she wanted to intruduce herself.

I felt really welcomed and I don't think this would have happend in Sweden. These people are amazing!
 
 
 
2016-03-06
07:02:00

Alice Springs

I got the oportunity to visit a family who lived in the Northern territory but more specific in Alice Springs. But this is also the place i got to learn more about the Aborigine and their culture.
 
The thing that is so amazing with Alice Spring is that you can only enter the city 2 ways.
1. The first one is by plane
2. The second one is through a entrens in the mountain.
The reason is Alice springs is located in a place were there is mountains all around the city!
 
When I walked in Alice Springs centrum and next to the mountain I got this feeling that I was in a western movie. It was a lot of stores made out of wood and and just the feeling of the arcitecture, but also that the main color from the city was red and brown. But one thing that I wasnt prepared for but should have been was that it was a lot of Aborigines who walking around in the city. I really felt like I was not supposed to be there. I was a little scared for some reason but I didnt want to say anything about it because I knew that I felt this way because I didnt know anything about their history or culture. It made me want to learn more!  
 
 
After that day we drove to Uluru that I will talk about another time.
 
When we got back to Alice Springs we went on a special dinner where a couple of Aborigines talked about their culture. It was so interesting to hear about how they lived and all the different group in the country, music, how they hunted, rituals and so on. I can say I after that I have an respect for them, Im not scared anymore. I was so happy that they wanted to share this with us!
 
 
On another note that was also the first time I tried kangoroo and emu.