CHEM in Italy

Ice Cream Social

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For one of my events this spring I went to the ice cream social held by CIS, because who is going to pass up free ice cream anyway? I have to admit, I wasn’t feeling overly social at the time though having just finished a biochemistry exam and not having slept much the night before, … Continue reading Ice Cream Social

CHEM in Italy

Hostels

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I’d never considered staying in a hostel until I started planning my travels in Australia. My mental image of them was one of old buildings with too many creaky, old bunks and questionably clean sheets crammed into a dingy room. And I imagined the people who commonly stayed in such places to be appropriately dingy … Continue reading Hostels

CHEM in Italy

Australia Post 4

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I’m sure this sounds totally stereotypical and cliché, but I can’t believe how long I’ve been here already. It’s been a while since I’ve had time to write, but I realized when August hit that I’d already been here a month (that second rent bill was a pretty firm reminder). Now the two months mark … Continue reading Australia Post 4

CHEM in Italy

Aussie Food Review

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So since food is like 80% of what I think about anyway, I figured I’d try writing a post on food here in Australia, so here goes. Random Australian Food Item No. 1: Vegemite There’s a very interesting obsession with vegemite here that I would liken to an American southerner’s obsession with calf fries: whether … Continue reading Aussie Food Review