|We (my travel partner and I) got to Australia a whole day later because there is a 17 hour time difference between Australia and Wisconsin. Once i got outside was the time I know we were not in Wisconsin any more because it was way warmer than Wisconsin with a temperatures in the upper 60's. In Wisconsin it was snowing when we left. We were inspired to go to Australia because in class we were reading folktales about giving in Australia and I wanted to see if the importance of giving still important to the Australian people. When we went there they were recovering from a flood in the outer parts of Sydney and needed some help cleaning up. We went and helped the people in trouble and that was the time I realized that giving still applied to the people in Australia. It was weird to talk to the Australians because they spoke Aussie which is a unique form of English. We got use to it really fast though and then we could start seeing the signs of giving every where. People were giving their time and people were giving food and water to the people that lost every thing in the flood. It was very nice to see and the people that lost every thing were really thankful. The next day we went to a wildlife park where the animals can be there and hunt and whatever they want to do but they do no get hunted. It is like a zoo except the animals have to feed themselves. It was very cool! We saw kangaroos, emu, wombats, porcupine and, goannas (which is a type of lizard). There were also many kinds of trees, grasses, and flowers on the land that the animals were on. The last day we were there we went to see a game of rugby. It was like football except they didn't wear any pads which scared me at times when they would get hit. Once the game was over we had a traditional Australian meal that consisted of barbecues, potatoes, and pasta. My trip to Australia was really fun and can't wait to go back again.