By: Amanda Markoe
Trees are the most beautiful things on the planet, no matter where you go, but especially in Cairns, Queensland.
Painting the sky in Bather’s Beach, WA.
Lookup, Cairns, Queensland.
Study abroad students run up Lancelin Sand Dunes to sand-board down the other side.
Hangover Bay, WA, the perfect cure.
My favorite butterfly in my new favorite place, Cairns, Queensland.
Dinner Falls AKA the perfect dinner spot in Cairns, Queensland.
The Cairns Botanic Gardens AKA the rainforest jungle.
Two study abroad students walk along the glass bridge in Kings Park, Perth, WA.
Flying through the clouds, Bather’s Beach, Fremantle, WA.
A light through the clouds on Bather’s Beach, Fremantle, WA.
Before I studied abroad in Australia last semester, I had never been outside of the country, but I was ready to get on a plane and travel around the world. What I found in Australia was strange animals, sporadic weather conditions, and blistering sunshine. All of these combinations led me to experience some of the most beautiful natural environments I have ever been in. Here is a glimpse of what my time was like in “a land down under.”