Rotary D3450 Group Study Exchange 2012-13 from district 3450 hong kong/macao/mongolia to district 9640 QLD/NSW australia

The Exchange (Mar 15, 2013 – Apr 15, 2013)
Mar 16 Edwina and her host family
Mar 16 Edwina and her host family

Making a yummy Thai Chicken Salad with host family – Catherine! *Catherine is the host of Edwina, Rotarian in RC of Ashmore Edwina walking the dogs, Ben and Jerry, with Catherine

Mar 16 Currumbin Koala Sanctuary
Mar 16 Currumbin Koala Sanctuary

Franco patting a sleepy kangaroo… Another sleepy kangaroo, lying in the sun… Franco with a emu Bolor and Helen feeling the soft fur of the kangaroos…

Mar 16 Aborigines artist at Point Danger
Mar 16 Aborigines artist at Point Danger

An aborigine artist who is dedicated to spreading the culture of aborigines. He is from the area of Bundjalah.

Mar 16 Amazing beaches along Gold Coast
Mar 16 Amazing beaches along Gold Coast

Beaches at Gold Coast are amazing!    

Mar 16 A visit to MUNA
Mar 16 A visit to MUNA

We popped in to MUNA (Mock UN Assembly) held at the Gold Coast City on Mar 17. Students all dressed up in national dresses and decorated the tables with symbols of the countries they represent. The debate was very active!    

Mar 15 First day at the Gold Coast and a great encounter
Mar 15 First day at the Gold Coast and a great encounter

We met a handsome Australian cashier – Garry at Woolworths, who is wearing pajama for fund-raising to the poor kids in hostipal. Our GSE team also donated some bucks and gained a chance to fill in the Easter egg deco, which will be sticked to Garry”s pajama later on!

Mar 15 Arriving at NSW/QLD
Mar 15 Arriving at NSW/QLD

We are staying at a hotel right at the border of NSW/QLD… two states with 1-hour time difference!  

Mar 14 Taking off
Mar 14 Taking off

Thanks to PDG Ada, PP Chelsia, PP Vivian, PP Emilia and all our significant others who sent us off!!

Mar 14 Ready to go!!
Mar 14 Ready to go!!

All ready to go!!