Wednesday, June 24, 2009
One month today until i take the first flight of my trip. That's both very exciting and very nerve racking! I've had a lot of drama, some of which is sorted out, some of which is still of concern.
I had some problems in regards to whether or not i was accepted into the exchange program. For a little while it looked like i wasn't. Not sure what exactly went wrong there but i'm in and that is all that matters. I also got accepted for university run student accommodation. I don't have any details yet about what hall or type of room I get. There is a particular hall I want to get into so I'm waiting in hope on that one.
I discovered that I'd booked by air tickets for the wrong date! Thankfully tiger airways was kind to us and allowed me to change the tickets to a more suitable date, with only a small fee.
Then there is the Swine Flu drama. Although the infection rate around here is high compared to a lot of places, the local strain is very weak. A lot of people are saying it isn't even as bad as normal flu. Despite how weak Australian swine flu is, the rest of the world seems quite concerned about Swine flu spreading from Melbourne to them. Flu quarantine is one part of traveling i would rather not experience! I am hoping that the flu symptoms i had a few weeks ago were actually from a mild case of swine flu so make me immune from catching it again.