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CAL TIMES

SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

Summer travels: a quick trip to the other side of the world By Jessica Zombek Editor in Chief

Design by: Joshua Laska Photos by: Jessica Zombek

This summer I had the experience of a lifetime. My boyfriend, Alex Halftery 22, senior at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa, studied abroad at Flinder’s University in Adelaide, South Australia for Spring 2011 term. After my classes ended in May, I got on a 15 hour flight to Australia to visit him and to experience the best cultural experience of my lifetime. It was winter in Australia when I arrived, but the temperature was in the low 60s and sometimes low 70s. Alex thought it was “cold” and because I left right after it rained in Pennsylvania for almost an entire month, my body was acclimated to the temperatures, so it was easy for me to walk outside with just a t-shirt on and be comfortable. There were many things that were similar to the United States. The food was very similar to our food, except there was no ketchup. They had a similar substance to ketchup, but it was more like tomato sauce. My favorite was instead of deer crossing signs, there were kangaroo crossing signs. They also eat kangaroos! Here are some of my favorite pictures from my time spent in “the land of OZ.”

Alex Halfterty, 22, feeding a brown kangaroo at Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide South Australia.

Adelaide is home to a beautiful botanic garden. This is the entrance to the garden which is located in the middle of the city. The botanical garden is home to many exotic plants, trees, and animals.

Above is two brown kangaroos. Kangaroos are very affectionate towards each other. At Cleland wildlife park, kangaroos were available to pet and feed.

Cal Times - September 9, 2011  

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