I can't believe how time flies. Even if it is only 2 weeks since I blogged last time it feels like one month. January has, this far, been a very busy month with lots of different activities and I have met a lot of new people.
It all started with how I one day wanted to organize some kind of gathering. I wanted to meet and get to know new people from other countries, people who are in my situation and that sometimes feel like it is hard to make new friends. So I joined a backpackers group on Facebook and asked if someone would be interested in having some kind of gathering some day. With almost 100 people interested I felt like I had to organize something. I chose a place and at what time to meet, and with 45 people coming to the gathering I must say that I was happy. Happy that people supported me in this, and happy that so many wanted to come and spend their time with me, an unknown girl from Sweden. With people texting me about how they missed out on my first gathering I just had to organize a second one. In the photo below a few of my new friends say hi.
Even if I live on the other side of the earth my parents still succeeded in sending me christmas presents. Two of the best ones Ive ever received. I can tell how happy I will be when I go to see Coldplay live in Sweden in June. Something that Ive wanted to do for years. Another christmas present I got was to go and swim with dolphins. I will do my best to explain to you how amazing it was. I went down south from Perth to Rockingham by bus and then we went by boat for about one hour until the dolphins started to come up to our boat. With the wetsuit and the snorkel on I was ready to jump into the sea and spend some of my lifetime with one of the most incredible creatures on earth. Dolphins were swimming under me, next to me, and all around me. It was so hard to keep my eyes and hands away from them. The oil we have on our skin does damage the dolphins' skin and they can get really sick. As soon as you have the possibility to see an animal that close, in its own surroundings and home, do not hesitate do do it. It really is amazing. I do remember once when I was7 years old and had to write a short story in school about which animal I would like to be if I was one. I wrote dolphin. If I would have to choose one today, it would still be the dolphin. It is not only beautiful and intelligent, it is also ver fast. It is as fast, if not faster, than the shark.
Two other things that I've done in the last week are snorkeling and cliff jumping. We went to one of all the beautiful beaches here in Perth and went straight out in the sea. It only took us half an hour until we saw a kind of shark, which was about 50 cm. Since it is not common to see sharks here in Perth it is very easy to forget that they actually do exist. Just the day before we went snorkeling we had gone cliff jumping in the big river that divides Perth in two different parts. What I did not think about at the time was that there are lots of sharks in the river. Luckily the do not attack often at all and the last time someone died from a shark attack in the river was in the 70's.
One last thing that I have to mention is how happy I am for the new friends Ive made lately. I spontaneously moved in to one of them one week ago, since she is doing housekeeping and wanted some company. I could not be more happy for knowing her. We are getting along so well and we can talk for hours, we like the same kind of food (she makes me eat very healthy), we like the same kind of movies and we like to to the same things. She has become like a sister from another mister to me. I do know that she does not like the picture of us below, but that is the only one I have for the moment. (Sorry Jana <3 )
To round up with something, I would like to say that I am having a really good time here in Australia and I wish I could have all of you here with me, to make you see all the things I do with your own eyes. I send lots of sun and big hugs from me in Australia, all the way home to you.
If you have any questions about Australia or my life here, just text me!