Monday, December 31, 2012

Testing 1-2-3

Here goes, my first post.  I figured I would create a blog for my trip and update it.  Both so that I can remember everything and so that my mom knows I'm still alive from the other side of the world.

Here are the important details:
I'm in Australia January 6 to May 13.  I get back in time for graduation in Pittsburgh.
My first two weeks will be a whirlwind!
January 8-12: Adelaide, getting settled, getting a phone, getting a debit card, setting up my apartment etc.
January 12-16: Sydney
January 16-18: Brisbane
January 19-20: Cairns
January 21-24: Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
January 25: Rafting the Tully River in Cairns
January 26: Back to Adelaide
January 28: (I think) School starts!

Things that are accomplished so far:
Flights: to and from Australia, and my whirlwind two weeks
Apartment - so I won't be homeless when I get there
Hostels: for each of the cities above
Bank Account: So I have money when I get there
Dive trip is booked
Rafting is booked
Skyrail rainforest tour is booked
Guidebooks have been purchased

Things that are not done:
Trip to the drugstore for things like sunscreen
Planning the rest of my itinerary

Now that it's 3am, it's time for bed.  Happy New Year!