G'Day everyone! I have made it safe to Perth Australia! The flight was great- really smooth and good food and movies. I am meeting really cool people from my group as well.
My family is on vacation so I am staying with my teacher until tonight. She has really broken me in with classic Australian foods and a day at the beach. Yesterday it was in the 80's so we spent the day watching surfers at Cottesloe Beach. This is where Heath Ledger's memorial was at. Nothing is better than being minutes from the ocean.
Our house is in the hills so we have some beautiful views over looknig Perth. There is parrots flying everywhere as well as bandicoots scooting around. There has also been 2 kangaroos in the backyard- how cool is that?
Today will be a day of shopping. Tomorrow is our welcome picnic and then we leave for Rottenest Island for 2 days on Monday. I can't believe it is going this fast- I am absolutely loving it! FYI- we are 12 hours ahead of you!