The only downside is that there's no heat or air conditioning. It's brutal now because it's in the middle of winter. The landlord came by and brought us scarves, hats and jackets. This is the coldest winter that NSW has had in 40+ years. Our luck, right? But it's okay because a colder winter means a hotter summer.
Our apartments are SO cute. So much cuter than I thought they would be. It is me and two other girls living together in an apartment in Newcastle, along with our other friends who are from our University and universities across the States. We all live in the same building, and there are 6 rooms altogether. It's cute because each room has a theme. There is a safari themed room, a China themed room, beach theme, etc. Ours is the "modern-themed" room. There are pictures of big-named cities around our apartment, and it is mostly black and white.
We ate at the cutest restaurant that was also a bar and lounge, called Zinc. It was our first gathering and the menu was totally affordable and the food was absolutely amazing. I'm so glad we found this on our first day cause we'll definitely be returning here.