Tips for Overseas Travelers #1

As noted in the previous post, there are a lot of things to get used to when finding oneself abroad. General ‘culture shock’ is enough of a mental hangover, but once that settles there are other things that one must be weary of, such as medical needs. Continue reading “Tips for Overseas Travelers #1”

Cultural Differences

I have been in Australia for about a week now, and It’s interesting how a place that seems so familiar can be so different. I mean when you imagine Australia, you think of the outback, but when you imagine the people, you see a culture that speaks the same language as in the states and comes from a British-colonial history like the States. But it is definitely a different place in a lot of ways. Continue reading “Cultural Differences”

Notes from Flight 2

After a delayed flight, nearly losing my jacket, and a Skype conversation with the parentals, I am now headed to LA. What’s funny is with the time different, we left Dallas/Fort Worth around 7:20 PM to arrive in LA nearly three hours later, at 8:15 PM. We are literally moving through time. It was sunset as the plane took off, and a mere 20 minutes into the flight, we are traveling through mid-day sunlight as we head west.

There is a group of students on-board from People to People Ambassadors. I noticed them at the terminal gate all decked out in burgundy polos, P2P lanyards, khakis, and tennis shoes. I am sitting with two of them now in (once again) the last seat of the plane, directly in front of the bathroom. That’s right, I get to dodge the bathroom crowd every few minutes all over again. The kids in my row are from Illinois and Indiana (go figure). Anyway they seem pretty cool and are headed to Australia as well. They’ll be touring the city from north to south, starting in Cairns.

Anyway, that’s all for now. The big flight is left!

Curious Sky Mall products for sale:
*Stairwells/ramps for pets
*Rechargeable Pool Vac (that just sounds dangerous)
*Garage Parking Stops (they literally want you to pull into a parking garage, pick the spot you want to park in, get out of your car and place that mats down where you want to park your car, and then get back in your car and drive over the mats for the perfect park)…
*Flip Fins (Tagline: “Walk Normally Wearing Your Snorkel or Scuba Fins)…