I figured I'd pull a PhillyB and update my trip as it comes along.
I flew in yesterday (long ass flight), and I'm living in a house with 30 other students from the US, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, Asia, etc. The house is within 5 minutes walking distance to everything in these pictures.
It's not nearly as exotic (yet) as PhillyB's getaways, but I'll be traveling throughout Australia, SE Asia, and New Zealand for the rest of 2014 during my exchange program. I'm about to make the ~3 mile walk along the coast from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach and back, so maybe I'll have some cool pictures to upload afterwards.
And just a sidenote: As dumb as this might sound, this area (Sydney's eastern suburbs) reminds me a ton of the coastal areas I've been to in Central America. The roads, the marketplaces, the scenery, the crystal clear water, even a lot of the houses. It's weird how the two places are worlds apart and different in so many ways, yet the only way to tell the difference would be the cars and the people. Oh, and everything except boxed wine and Dominos is super expensive.