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The Australian Dream

"Dudesweat"We are back in America.  It is hard to believe that just over a week ago 26 of us were half way across the world experiencing the most beautiful scenery and having the most surreal adventure for 2 months.  In a way they entire trip almost seems as if it were a dream.  For all of our first week back in America I have been heavily involved with school work the pledging process of my Fraternity and maintaining a balance of my social life and extracurricular activities.  When I am hanging out with all my friends and attending class I sometimes forget that not to long ago I was sailing the Whit Sunday Islands and surfing in Byron Bay.  It is almost like I left reality to go to Australia and now I have entered back into reality.  Reflecting back on my experience in Australia I am so glad that I didn’t waste a single minute or even once take for granted where I was or who I was with.  I firmly believe that it doesn’t matter where you are but who you are with.  That is one reason why I am not depressed to be home.  I am extremely happy that I get to see most of my friends and family on a regular basis.  That is also why I had the absolute time of my life in Australia.  Not only was I visiting some of the most amazing places on earth but I was with a great group of close friends that made that experience that much better.  For any of you prospective Australia goers I would HIGHLY recommend going on this trip and making the most of absolutely every situation you get yourselves into.

One Response to “The Australian Dream”

  1. Byron Bay is def one of the best places for a young group of guys to visit and relax, the beaches are so beautiful and the surf is just great. Glad to had a great time, keep spreading the word about the beautiful place that is Australia.

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