Monday, March 31, 2014

Life in Australia, so far

So I'm here! I'm a new inhabitant of the Southern Hemisphere!

The past several days have consisted of unpacking [in which I took over Will's closet], exploring, errand-running, gasping at prices, farm time, and a jaunt to the beach. 

The apartment is spectacular, with some of the most ridiculous views. As someone new to the city, it's great to be able to walk outside and get to anywhere I need to rather quickly. 

Starting a whole new life is a bit overwhelming, but also incredibly amazing. Right now it's all about adjusting and getting into a routine. Then comes the job search. Blergh.

A few pictures...I've been pretty terrible at documenting things thus far.

Pre-Melbourne: my monstrous gathering of luggage and a lovely six hours spent with Julianne on my layover in L.A.

It was an overcast day when I arrived in Melbourne...BUT THIS VIEW!

Indoor pool on the roof of our building. I may or may not have acquired a one piece bathing suit in hopes of using it for regular swimming exercise. I may or may not have last worn a one piece when I was 10.

State Library of Victoria. Very impressive. Almost made me want to be a student again.

Night view from the bedroom balcony.

We spent the weekend at the farm Will grew up on. There's always so much to see there, including kangaroos!! These came hopping by while we were on a walk. It was the most exciting thing ever. 

Scenes from the farm 

Not a bad view to wake up to. And those dots are hot air balloons!

Melbourne is not a beachy city like Sydney or Perth, but it does have a bay. For someone who just spent the past several months in a very cold climate, sunshine on a mediocre beach was more than enough!

A big thank you to my friend Ai, who designed the new banner for my blog. Check out her Etsy shop HERE!


thobeka said...

So excited for your new adventure!!!

Anonymous said...

These are so great photos and that view is amazing!

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Margo @ gutenblog yall! said...

My parents met and got married in Melbourne - it's pretty interesting to see the what it's really like to live in the city. Gotta love a rooftop pool! (Why haven't I googled it before?)

Meg O. said...

Oh my goodness. So darn exciting. I just love everything - the view, the pool, the kangaroos! Keep the posts coming so I can live vicariously through you! Glad you are doing well!!

Katie said...

SO excited to read about your new adventures! It's so beautiful there!!


DianeS said...

I am so jealous! The beach!!!!!

Kelli Koehler said...

So so excited and giddy to be following your adventure. You are very brave for taking this leap, and an example to all to follow your heart and dreams. Live it up, girl. And call me when you're ready for visitors. ;)

Sara Louise said...

This post made me incredibly happy!!! You look like a natural in that hat on your walkabout :)
Bisous de Texas!!!
P.S. I'm sitting on my deck in Boerne, drinking a Dos Equis and eating some chips and guac! xo

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

You are so incredibly brave to start a new life! But how exciting and wonderful! Every now and then, Rod and I wonder what it would be like to just pick-up and go somewhere new!
Not sure if we have the guts...but I'm glad I can live vicariously through you! :)


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