WORLD TOUR 2018
In January 2018, I left Sydney to fulfil a lifelong dream of living in Europe for 6 months, living and studying in Aarhus, Denmark and then travelling for 3 months more in Europe and North America after my exams ended. Here's everything I saw, experienced and learned while I did that.
On blue and gold.
The thing that jumps forefront to my mind when I think of the San Francisco part of San Fran is Mr Darcy saying with supremely relatable awkwardness that, ‘the hills in this city can be quite unforgiving’ in an episode of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I didn’t take his advice and so I walked.
Perhaps it’s the weatherboard houses, the somehow desert-influenced surrounds and colours, and the sense of things being sun-bleached and weather-worn, but San Fransisco’s vibe was foreign in a completely different way to Europe.
I didn’t plan to pair these photos taken at the Art Institute of Chicago and of the degustation at Alinea, but somehow - yet at the same time not surprisingly - everything fit together very well.
The fact my ‘To do’ list in Chicago had three words - one of which was the word ‘Chicago’ - is a good way to describe how I spent my time in my first US city ever: in the care of relatives and friends, blissfully doing nothing. The rest of the time, I just walked, and it did not disappoint.
A year on from my 33hr plane journey, I very much miss the small, idyllic city I now think of as a part of ‘home.’ Time-travelling back to the other cities in Denmark I travelled, and the biggest culture shocks too.
Sometimes you just gotta escape to Copenhagen during exam week and come back with a list of places you need to visit
Everyone who went on exchange has always said it was worth it 100% and I'm here to add onto this long list of testimonials
More than halfway into my exchange and it comes down to two simple lessons: seasons and home.
How to record the 'everyday' in a new place that is to be home for a comparatively long time?