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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.
2016-03-04
20:55:56

First days in Australia

When I walked of the plane in Perth for the first time I was so nerves!! I was a girl that had grown up in a small town that you can walk to Everything, and now I had arrived to a city that is bigger than Swedens capital Stockholm. I had no ide what my new hostfamily was like. I had recived one email from them with a photo and that was it. I Think I also was nerves because I really wanted them to like me and I was scared to be a burden for them.
When I walked out the first thing I saw was a big sign that said "Welcome Charlotte" and there were 4 women standing there with big smiles waving at me. When I came up to them my hostmom gave me a big hug! I was so happy but also so surprised. I was used to people shacking hands when they meet someone for the first time, not huging. But I felt so welcomed at that moment. The other women was my 2 hostsisters and the other was a women from the Rotaryclub.
We didnt go back to their house straight away. We drove for a while showing me the city and my new school.

I can say it took me a couple of days before I got used to being away from my family and live with someone els. But after a while I got used to Everything and things became a rutin. I learned to take the buss and the train to school that I never done Before and I was so proud of myself!! Doesnt sound big, but it was to me. That was my first step to grow a Little more. One thing I loved to do when I went to school was when I walked over a bridge to the train and I always stopped looking over the water. You could always see dolphins swiming and playing in the clear blue water. That always made my day!