I think it was. I've made so many experiences since the last time I wrote here but let's just start with the uni.
The style of the lectures is so different compared to Germany but I really enjoy it. We have to do a lot of group work so I often have to meet with other students and discuss or solve problems and that is really interesting. Here at uni you are more independent; you have to do a task within a couple of weeks in your own style.
But do I sit the whole day in uni with the others and solve problems especially during the mid-semester break? Definitely not...
I shared a campervan with a mate to discover the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians. The trip was awesome.
We started on Friday right after the lecture. We just had a small campervan but it was enough. We drove to Torquay and Bells Beach - the first time at the great ocean in Australia. Further on, we stopped to stay overnight. We were in the middle of nowhere. This was a great experience because something like this isn't allowed in Germany.
Even though the following day was a quite cold day we couldn't hold off having a swim in the sea. The two guys with their thick jackets fishing at the beach had a good laugh and recognised that we must be from Europe!
We had a nice barbecue in the evening and I was impressed of all these facilities you can use for free in Australia.
The next day we visited the Angahook Lorne State Park. We did a long hike through the rainforest to see the Erskine Falls near Lorne. I've never been in a rainforest before; it was fascinating! I really enjoyed it.
It was a lovely day when we arrived in Apollo Bay where we met four other international students with the same idea. We spent almost the whole day at the beach. After that we drove to Cape Otway and found a camping site at a lake where we stayed for the night. We didn't have to pay for it either.
Sad but true it was raining all day long on the 4th day. We drove directly to Warrnambool (with a short stop at the twelve Apostles for a photo) which is the end of the Great Ocean Road and went to an indoor swimming pool.
We separated in the evening and my study-mate and I headed off towards the Grampians.
The Grampians are very impressive. You cannot see a hill or anything that is high except for the Grampians! We met two Swiss girls there and spent two days with them hiking up to the viewpoints.
I enjoyed the second to last day. We were walking to Hallow Mountain and it was 30 degrees in the shade. Even though I got sun burnt it was nice to have a warm day after the cold spring weather.
Back in Melbourne I have to get into my study life again and try to work a little bit. That is really hard after such a great holiday. I'm looking forward to the end of the exams?