Although I still have a couple of months until I begin my exchange experience in Singapore, I will be travelling in Asia between the end of my exams at home, and the beginning of Semester 1 abroad.
I intend on spending the first couple of weeks exploring with with my family in Vietnam, but I am still trying to plan where to go for the 4 weeks between Vietnam and when I begin study in Singapore. My current thoughts are leaning towards going on group tours in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Absolutely open to suggestions here!
Follow the link below for the latest copy of Lonely Planet Singapore travel guide as pictured aboveLonely Planet Singapore
However before I get ahead of myself , I need to get my head in the books and finish my Trimester of study in Australia. This week is exam study period and it’s hard not to get distracted by buzzing thoughts and apprehensions around travel and studying abroad as a way of procrastinating over 4 looming examinations…
I attended what my uni calls a “pre-departure session” the other day which was basically an afternoon of running over the documents and other things we important but not so exciting aspects of overseas travel such as travel insurance. They also delved into the idea that homesickness and culture shock is expected, especially when studying abroad for a whole semester. This got me thinking about the kinds of things I’m going to miss about home and what I can do to make myself feel better when these feeling will occur.
Thinking of the kinds of food I love from home reminded me of a quirky after-school snack is so healthy and tastes so good.
Celery, peanut butter, and sultana sticks!
I don’t think I can call this a common Australian snack but I CAN tell you, I am not the only person I know who enjoys such a masterpiece!
- Let me know if you have given this a try after seeing this post, and more importantly – are you a smooth or crunchy peanut butter person?