First Full Week

Submitted by Alyson Markley on the 2024 Winter HSBM program in Australia…

This was my first full week in Australia, but also probably one of the busiest weeks of my life. Every day was full of a different adventure. We went to many different places this week like the Sydney Opera House as seen in that photo. We also walked through the Sydney botanical gardens and we were able to tour the inside of the opera house which was so interesting to see inside. We traveled to the Hunter Valley which is a large region where there are tons of vineyards. We visited 5 different vineyards and tried tons of different wines along with some very different foods to pair with our wines. Many of these foods I have been trying recently are foods I never thought I liked before but I have tried everything and been very surprised! This week we have another packed week of new experiences and tons of new foods! (Submitted on January 14, 2024)