Warning: the images you are about to see are mind blowing. They may cause new psychological behaviors such as wanting to book the next flight to Sydney or writing letters to Santa Claus for a trip to Australia for Christmas. Side effects include the dropping of your jaw, salivating, and an increased chance of applying to study abroad in Sydney next semester. Viewer discretion is advised.
This past weekend I walked from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach (approx. one hour walk). This will be my life for the next FOUR months:
I don’t know what I did to deserve this or who slipped up and blessed me with the natural beauty that is Australia for an entire semester but THANK YOU!
My name is Brea Baker and I'm a junior at Yale University (Boola Boola!). I'm obsessed with all things related to travel, sushi, Beyonce, activism and Scandal. Freshman year I was bitten by the travel bug and I've been traveling ever since. Follow me on the next journey of my life to the great outback, Australia, where I hope to find nemo, pick up an Australian accent, and become a world class surfer.
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