Todd: OK, Ann, you spent quite a bit of time inAustralia recently so why don’t you talk about that?
Ann: I really liked living in Australia. I was an international student and I studied education atthe University of Sydney. And living in Sydney was fantastic, because I could go to the beachanytime I wanted and there was a great nightlife in Sydney. There are lots of great clubs. Andpeople were very, very friendly and easy–going and I met a lot of international people in livingSydney.
Todd: Mm–mm. How long were you there?
Ann: I was there for almost a year.
Todd: Oh, OK.
Ann: And I travelled a little bit in Australia. I went up the east coast. Up to Frasier Island, whichis a world heritage site. And I saw dingoes running along the beach and sharks in the water. Weclimbed cliffs and went through a rainforest and went camping and then we went up to theWhitsundays, which is a bit further north. And the further north you go in Australia, the hotterit gets. So we were able to go swimming in the ocean and I went diving for the first time but itwas a little bit risky cause I didn’t have a diving license, so I went on an introductory dive and Isaw a giant clam that had a really purple spongy inside that I was able to touch and then theclam closed up really quickly.
Todd: So, did you, did you lose your finger?
Todd: Almost. Ah, you’re lucky. Um, it’s funny, you go in the water and you worry aboutsharks, but not clams.
Todd: Will you be going back to Australia soon?
Ann: I’d like to go and live there for at least another year. Probably I’ll go back to Sydney ormaybe I’ll go down to Melbourne because it’s a really interesting cultural city. They have lot ofmuseums and parks.
Todd: OK. You gotta choose real quick, only one city, Montreal or Sydney, which do youchoose?
Ann: Sydney, without a doubt.
Todd: OK. All right. Thanks a lot.
Ann: You’re welcome.