At the beginning of my stay in Adelaide, an event happened called the “Color Run”. It is basically a race where you get covered in color powder with music and DJs. We went there with a couple of friends and had a great time! The run was really fun and we ended up completely covered in color. We decided that we would then go to Glenelg beach to wash ourselves and have a swim. That was my first time swimming there too, and it was great!
I also got lucky enough to stay in Adelaide at the same moment as AC/DC was on tour. Considering it is one of my favourite bands, I decided to get a ticket for the concert when they would come performing at the Adelaide Oval. Three friends of mine were also fans of the band so we decided to go all four of us to the show. The show was amazing and we had a great time ! Truly a day to remember!
The son of my homestay family is really active in the domain of arts. He’s been dancing and acting for a long time now and he recently took his first steps as a director. For his first play, he decided to do Blackrock by Nick Enright, an Australian play. As he knew I had already acted in some plays, he decided to give me a small role in his play and also asked me to help move the different accessories on stage when it was needed. Once again this experience allowed me to meet plenty of other people! We met many times with the comedians to rehearse and that to talk a bit with them. I learned a lot about acting here in Australia and I am really glad that I could act for the first time in English, even if it was just a small part. In the end, the show was great and the knowledge and experience I gained is without a doubt really precious.
One stereotype that us, Europeans, have about Australia is surf. For us, Australia is the country of surfing, so the one thing we had to try out while we were here, was defintely try to surf! Then, with a group of friends, we decided to go surfing for a day on Moana Beach, at the south of Adelaide. I had personally never surfed before but some of my friends had so they taught me the basics on how to do it. Pretty quickly, I understood the technique, and even if it took me a lot of time, I managed to stand on the board (well, let’s say I was half-standing). It was tiring, but it was a lot of fun and we already told each other with my friends that we would do it again!
I had plenty of time during my summer holidays so I decided to participate in some camps organised by recognised organisations that the governement had shown us. One of those camps was organising a tour on Kangaroo Island for two days, and as I heard it was a great place to see in South Australia, I went on the tour. During this trip, I saw so many great landscapes. There is only a few people living there and everything is really “wild” it was amazing! I saw different animals; seals, emus, kangaroos, koalas… And I also met other international students on the way that were really nice! It was the discovery of a whole new world for me.