January 27, 2013
A Small Taste of Euphoria
Although I am only 20 years of age and I have not had too many euphoric times in my life, I have had a life changing exploration of another country. Before my trip to the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia I had not been out of the United States. Australia is more of a liberal country that focuses on natural resources, free health care and land and animal conservation. This is a nice change from the hustle-bustle city I live in.
My first stop in my life changing, overseas adventure was in Nadi, Fiji. After a 13 hour flight, I got off the 2 story plane and immediately felt the humid wet air on my skin. I took a deep breath and the cold crisp, clean air entered my lungs. I turned my head to the left, then to the right. All I could see was beautiful mountains and lush, green trees surrounding me. There was friendly islanders holding delicate, beautiful purple lays and they were singing Fijian songs.
After another long 5 hour flight, I finally arrived to my main destination of Sydney. Since my dream has always been to travel to Australia, this was defiantly the most euphoric time in my life. As I was approaching the airport I could see the coast of Sydney from my window seat on the airplane. The ocean stretched from east to west and the waves were crashing down on the shore so I could see the white, rippled water. My face was lit up with joy and I could not stop smiling from ear to ear. Stepping into the airport I could immediately see the change in culture, even the vending machines had thing I had never seen. We took a long drive in the taxi to the hotel, and like a excited dog I was holding my head out the window trying to see all the beautiful sights. That evening was one I will never forget, the stars shinning bright and my body anxious for the next day.
The one adventure I must describe in order to fully show the Australian experience, is my...