After a 4 hour flight to Dallas, a 5 hour layover in Dallas and a 17 hour flight to Sydney, and then a 3 hour drive to our apartment... we finally arrived in Newcastle!!! It's very, very cold here. Way colder than I expected it to be. It's currently 45 degrees outside and rainy, and I had to go out and buy more sweaters because I didn't pack enough. But anyways, the flight was not as half bad as I thought it would be. I slept for 11 out of the 17 hours on the plane (shoutout to Nyquil PM). I highly recommend taking something to help you sleep, or else it may be miserable. There were great movies, games, TV shows and USB plugs to charge our phones for the flight, thank goodness. The real struggle was getting all 4 of my suitcases off of the baggage claim and then pushing the cart through the airport. It's pretty weird that we are a day ahead of everyone in the States, and that it's currently winter; but the people in Australia are SO friendly, and I am so excited to be living here for the next 4.5 months.
Stay tuned for more adventures coming soon :)