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Exam & sightseeing in Sydney

I went over to Sydney again, only to take the exam. This exam was for measuring my English skill in order to enter the university.

I took 8 hours of train trip again and stayed in a youth hostel for 2 nights. It costs a lot to live in a foreign country.

Anyway, I've done! I don't mean I've passed though, nobody knows my result. I don't think I did my best on the exam because I felt very nervous. Though, I just did everything I could do for the preparation. I did my best, and I'll leave the rest to the providence, as the proverb says. 「人事を尽くして天命を待つ」in Japanese.




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I spend this morning for sightseeing in the town of Sydney. I only had 3 hours until the bus leaves, so I just walked around in the town. I enjoyed it pretty much.

First, I took a bus to Circular Quay and then walked to the Opera House. I took some photo of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge. I really felt that I was in Sydney!
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Then I went back to the direction which I came from, on foot. I walked about 40 minutes.
I went to see the NSW state library. I was astound when I went inside. The big building (probably with the same hight as a 3 story building) had only single floor, and no partition! And the wall was filled with thousands of book shelves! There were some stairs to climb up the shelves. This building seemed to be very historical one. There were many other historical buildings around here. Sydney is the town where British colonist first entered this country. It's the oldest town in Australia. I thought these historical buildings symbolize its history.
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I walked through the Hyde park, then took the City Monorail to look around the city. It took me all the way to Darling Harbor and to the town where my youth hostel was located. I enjoyed the view of the town from high up.
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As a whole, I really enjoyed Sydney.
Besides sightseeing, it was very interesting that I saw many oriental fellows such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese. I saw many Japanese people at the youth hostel as well. I felt that immigrants are welcomed by this country, which made me feel happy.
I like Australia for its broad-minded thoughts. In this multi-cultrural country, I'd like to find my identity as an immigrant from Japan. Meeting many oriental people, I felt a bit more confident.
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