From July 2010 until August 2011 I spent several months exploring the natural beauty of Australia’s countryside. Most of the time I lived in the suburbs of Sydney working in a local school. During my time in Australia I fortunately had the opportunity to visit many diverse areas of the country including South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the remote island Tasmania, and the Northern Territory. An school trip to the North-West-Island located in the heart of the great barrier reef was an outstanding experience.