Welcome to 2020 – the year we are witnessing and living through a modern pandemic! Truly not something I was anticipating as I celebrated New Year’s Eve on the last night of 2019. There’s no doubt it can be a very daunting, if not debilitating prospect of adjusting your life during this crisis and the era of self-isolation.
Personally I’m concerned about students like me who are now struggling to focus on their studies that used to be far more interesting just a few months ago when we had the freedom to choose our study location, like a university library. Studying from home and being cut off from the wider world does have its challenges and that’s why the need to set goals right now is more crucial than ever.
We are all social animals. Our daily activities revolve around other people and going out but unfortunately, the environment over the last few months has changed drastically, keeping us apart through social distancing and away from the people and places we love. It's been difficult for everyone, but slowly and surely these restrictions are being lifted with all of us hoping our lives will go back to normal, or at least the ‘New Normal’!
As we search for some normality I’ve been thinking about life in the post Covidian world and looking forward to visiting my favourite places around the Gold Coast once again. Here’s what I’m keen to tick off my GC bucket list.
If you’ve arrived on the Gold Coast recently and are looking for the best ways to get around town whether it's via public or private transport, then this is your one stop guide. Here are some tips and tricks that will save you time and money.
One of the reasons the Gold Coast is such a great student city is because the cost of living is so much cheaper than bigger cities, but you can save even more dollars here if you’re savvy. Here’s some tips on how you can save money while still having a great time.
300 days of sunshine per year. Average temperature 29 degrees celsius. 57km of pristine coastline. Stunning national parks, waterfalls and mountains less than an hour away from the city. This is the Gold Coast and we love to live outdoors. One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors here is to socialise over a barbecue. Here's my 5 favourite BBQ hot spots on the coast.
I love watching movies at a theatre. Of course it’s very tempting to be lazy, stay home and watch Netflix but it can be such a rewarding venture to step outside and enjoy a movie on the big screen. So if you’re a movie buff like me here are some unique movie experiences on the Gold Coast - tried and tested.
It’s been a year and half for me in Australia, time has flown by in this beautiful country. It feels like just yesterday I was at home in India researching where I wanted to do my masters. As my search began the big questions that needed answering were: Where in Australia? Which university? Which Campus?
Being a student is hectic. In between juggling university, work, extra-curricular and internships, we’re rarely left with any time for ourselves. Even if we manage to squeeze in some time for pampering our finances are usually at an all-time low, but here are some experiences totally worth blowing the student budget for!
Coffee for me is a synonym to sustenance, it has sustained me through university, supported me through those long all-nighters, kept me up and energetic through classes and honestly sometimes, been warm comfort during colder nights.
The human body is quick to adjust to a state of low energy expenditure. It is the same for the mind. Come Friday afternoon and I’m already moving like a sloth, thinking of my sofa and Netflix. By the time Monday rolls around the question of how I’m going to reconquer an active state of mind and body to power through the week starts seeping into what can be a somewhat dreaded day. Here's my sure-fire way to beat the Monday blues.