In 2012 I embarked of a journey of a life-time and spent 6 months travelling, studying and working in Australia. As part of a student exchange program during my undergraduate degree (more on this later!). Just before freshers week, international students were invited to an Extreme Adventure weekend in Byron Bay to get to know each other.
My parents paid for the $299 trip as part of my 21st birthday present that’d I’d be spending away from home, which was sweet. This covered All transportation, 2 Nights dorm accommodation, 2 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, a traditional Aussie BBQ, sea kayaking, learn to surf lesson, a day at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and plenty of time to enjoy the beach! We had the option to do a sky dive and a hang glide as well, at an extra fee.
After meeting some friends for life from the United States, I somehow managed to get dragged into a sky dive. Believe me, I’ve been