My time in Australia is slowly coming to an end and I have really mixed feelings about it. On the one hand I can’t wait to see my family and friends again and to be back home but I really can’t believe this amazing experience will come to an end and my time in Australia will be over. I met so many great people here and made a lot of amazing experiences which I am so thankful for. I cannot put into words how grateful I am that I got the chance to experience this wonderful year here and would never trade it for anything. My time here has thaught me so much and I got to know myself better. So the time to say goodbye is slowly coming closer and this evening I had a goodbye dinner with some lovely girls from school:)
Vivid is the world’s largest festival of light, music and creative ideas that comes to Sydney once a year. It’s most well-known for its light installations on the opera house and the harbour bridge. And right now it is in town. So after having dinner with my host sisters in the Spice Alley in the city we went to have a look at the amazing installations.
Last Saturday I went to the Imagine Dragons concert with my friends and it was amazing. I have always listened to their songs but never really knew the band very well and I was really positively surprised by the lead singer. I think I have to say it was my favourite concert ever so far! I really enjoyed the way he talked about music and how he moved on stage along to the music and how he created a really good atmosphere through what he said. And what surprised me most was how powerful his voice was and that literally every song sounded exactly like you know it from the radio!
To remeber the victims of the school shooting in Texas that happened on the same day we held a minute of silence and he dedicated the song “Forever Young” to them to emphasize that it is important to protect the youth and that there has to be a change.
One thing that has been on my bucket list since the start was to go surfing in Manly. It is very cliché because Manly is one of the most well-known beaches around Sydney and very touristic but I think since I am living here for a year I can‘t leave without doing it once.
The surf forecast seemed pretty good for Monday so my friends Lara and Caroline and me took the train to Circular Quay and from there the ferry that goes to Manly. We rented boards in a surfshop next to the beach and went surfing for two hours. The surf was better than I expected and we really enjoyed it.