Colin Gilbert is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.
In this week's post, Colin talks about the appeal of making time to explore Sydney alone and some of his favorite places to go on his own to re-charge.
Friday mornings are my favorite. I wake up early, pour a bowl of Weet-Bix, and watch Today alone as the warm morning sun floods our living room. I leave for my internship alone, weaving through the sidewalks among others bustling off to work as I hum along to my daily selection of tunes. I wait for the bus, discreetly observing passersby from behind my sunnies, relishing at the thought of living in Sydney for another day. I hail the 309 and I’m on my way for the day—alone.
I eagerly anticipated meeting new friends and establishing new connections as I prepared to depart for Australia. With a program of close to 100 students, I looked forward to adventuring down under with heaps of new mates. My expectations were met within the first few days. We trekked throughout the city in groups of five, ten...even twenty on occasion, because we found comfort in numbers. As previously mentioned, navigating the city alone isn’t all that difficult—actually doing things alone initially proved challenging in our new surroundings.
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