It’s actually quite a difficult situation for the council because when a person is eaten by a crocodile, the families left behind usually want the guilty croc executed. They actually have to take the suspects and X-ray their stomachs for human remains. But the thing is when a family requests it to be shot, it’s almost always the apex predator; the highest crocodile in the food chain.
By the time the plane landed in Sydney I was delusional; my brain was fried from imagining every worst case scenario possible and my tear ducts had shriveled up. I felt like a zombie. As our plane slowly made its way through the tarmac, I looked out the window and squinted from the sun. It was bright and sunny with clear blue skies. I felt knots in my stomach. I closed my eyes and began taking slow, deep breaths to calm myself down.
On this very day, a year ago, I celebrated the winter solstice by watching the sunrise with two of my friends from the center. We woke up in the pitch dark, quietly shuffling around our room to find our warmest clothes.
To celebrate my friend’s birthday, a couple of my girlfriends and I took off to a small town called Mudgee. Since Monday was a public holiday we decided to make the most of the long weekend. My friend Sam suggested we visit Mudgee; a small country town in the middle of New South Wales, about […]
In the morning I was awoken by the sun soaking our tent, creating a glowing red tint. I squirmed out of my sleeping bag and stretched my arms across the bed, listening to the sounds of the kookaburras in the distance.
One year ago today, just after my 27th birthday, I moved to Sydney, Australia. Right before I left a friend of mine told me about this app called ‘One Second a Day.’ The app, created by TedTalker Cesar Kuriyama, simply prompts you to take one second of footage every day. My friend encouraged me to […]
There is just something about the energy of Byron Bay that disrobes us from the hustle and bustle of the nine to five life and reveals a way of living that operates on a slower, kinder and more peaceful frequency. People walk slower and smile to each other, they get around by hitchhiking. They trust each other.
We are entering the beginning of Australian winter. I know, I know. Some of you may laugh and say, Australian winter, give me a break. But its surprisingly cold here at night. I still find it unusual to associate the month of June as the start of winter. To me, June is a symbol of summer, […]
We kicked off Christmas Day by opening gifts at a friend’s house then wandering down to Bondi beach. We then took a cab and hung out in Coogee beach where it felt more like raving Spring Break party with Santa hats on. It was the most untraditional Christmas I have ever had. In Australia the […]