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The final countdown is on!

After months of planning, I am nearly ready to embark on my exchange trip to Canada!

Well, I am into the final countdown before I depart from Brisbane, Australia on the 29th August with my destination being the beautiful Vancouver in Canada! I have decided to try my hand at keeping a travel blog so my Australian friends and family can follow my adventures and keep tabs on me through the map function built into the blog (yes Dad, this one is for you)! At the onset, I would like to remind my readers that creative writing is definitely not one of my strong points (my friend Emma knows this all too well)! I am studying Economics and Commerce after all, so please forgive me for my lack of creative flair and horrible punctuation skills (once again, Emma knows this all to well).

I am so excited to return to Vancouver as I had the chance to visit this great city way back in 2005. The University of British Columbia, from what I have heard from friends who have been there, sounds like an incredible place to study. I am living on campus at the Walter Gage residence (or as Kyle has reminded me, I must now refer to it simply as 'Gage') and as I have never had the college experience in Brisbane, I am eager to party like a fresher again and spend many a night drinking from red cups!

I have always had the travel bug as I was lucky enough to have parents who have given me the opportunity to see many parts of the world at a young age. However I was determined after I finished school to get stuck straight into completing my dual Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Commerce degrees that I didn’t want to take a gap year to travel. So exchange really is perfect for me in that I can see the world and not delay my university studies.

This exchange could not come at a better time, I felt like I had settled into too much of a routine in my life in Brisbane and I think it is time to expand my horizons, in respect to both places and certain people, and this trip is the perfect opportunity to do that.

Anyways, I think it is time for me to wrap up my first entry for the evening because I feel myself rambling. I hope you all enjoy my blog and all the amazing posts that will come (don’t get too jealous now guys). I will miss you all dearly, don’t have too much fun without me in Brisi!!

To finish off with I have posted some pictures of places I am very keen to visit during my trip : )

Alana xx

A view of Montreal from the Mount Royal lookout

A view of Montreal from the Mount Royal lookout

Lake Louise, I have been here before and it is absolutely stunning

Lake Louise, I have been here before and it is absolutely stunning

Really hoping to get a chance to see the Niagra Falls!

Really hoping to get a chance to see the Niagra Falls!

Posted by Alana Tapley 06:29

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I'm so excited for you, but I'm going to miss you SO MUCH <3

by Charli

I'm so excited for you, but I'm going to miss you so much! <3
PS you totally deserve this awesome trip :)

by Charli

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