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Elvira's Australia Adventure

Day Three

Thursday, June 4, 2009

(sorry these blog posting are extremely out of order)

We wake up around 7:30 which is actually the latest we ever woke up so far. We (Lulu, Sophia Laura, and I) took showers and all when down to have yummy breakfast with everyone (2 others schools). Then around 8:30 we got on our private tour bus and headed to Healesville Santuary. Healesville Santuary is a zoo which has lots of native Australian animals. Then we went to see all the day creatures including a Spotter Python and baby sugar gliders. We also went to see the night creatures which we feed and then headed to the “hospital” at the zoo. Then we met up with a vet and saw a kangaroo autopsy which was the grossest thing I have ever seen but it was surprisingly really cool and educational. After that I definitely want to work on the whole vegetarian thing. After that we went to go see a bird show which was really awesome. When we headed back to our hotel. Then we went to a local market called Queen Victoria market. We walked around and eat the BEST doughnuts EVER! They were perfect with really good jelly in them. I would totally bring they back to American but before we can go back and get more they were closed. Anyways, then we went to see if their uggs were cheaper but they weren't :( ha ha, I also got a sweatshirt with an Australian flag on it :). Souvenir shopping is horrible because I don't know what to get my sister :(. After the Queen Victoria market we went back to our hotel and did our laundry. Then we went to dinner and had a conference with our whole traveling group. There is a lot of internet problem so I dont know when I will go on Skype of anything. After the conference we went back to our room and start packing for Alice Springs. Finally we went to sleep around 10 pm after another amazing day in Australia


Barbara Orozco said...

The Healesville Sanctuary sounded like some thing I would enjoy. You said that the sactuary had many of Australia's native animals, well I want to know what are some of Ausrtralias native animals? You also metioned seeing an autopsy done on a kangaroo, (by the way, that sounds really disgusting ) but anyways What were some of the steps to the autospy and why were they even doing an autopsy on the kangaroo? The rest of your day sounded fun and now I wish that I was there in Australia expeirencing everthing.

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 14 days
When May 25th - June 7th, 2009
Focus Marine Biology
Aboriginal Culture