Week One ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

How has your first week been in Australia? One of my close friends asked me this yesterday. He asked me to email details about week 1. I decided to write about this here instead. Hi Mayur! ๐Ÿ‘‹

If I had to sum up my first week in Australia in one word, I would use the word โ€œhomesickโ€. I never thought I would be homesick having travelled and being outside India for an extended period, but the thought of being away for such a long period, had me missing my family and friends a lot.

I miss playing with her(Saanvi - my niece a lot. I never thought I would miss the playtime so much when I left home a week ago.

Sydney though has been great. The weather has been good, people have been friendly and the coffee.. boy, the coffee has been great. I love the fact that there are so many cafes everywhere around and people seem to be having a great time. I am also enjoying the food โ€” so many options. The transport system and the connectivity is something I am getting used to, but thanks to the available apps and internet, getting around has not been a problem.

Ended up buying Ikea furniture for the first time and my flatmate and I had a great time assembling it. I think we even came up with the idea of being help available to hire if you wanted someone to come and join your Ikea furniture. Is somebody already doing this? Sounds like a fun side gig.

I am planning to join a gym and get back to exercise routine soon. “Once I get a routine set here first” is the reason I have been giving myself to not join the gym as yet.

Overall, love it here. Miss family and friends back home, but I plan to go back and spend time with them as often as I can.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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