I’m in my final hours in Australia, feeling both nervous and excited about my next destination, but that’s another post altogether.
This post is more about saying “Hooroo!” (goodbye) to Australia. It’s the first country I’ve been to on this journey that I’ve felt thoroughly ready to leave. I definitely did not want to leave India, and I was heartbroken upon leaving Southeast Asia. But Australia just didn’t affect me in the same way and I’ll be heading to the airport tomorrow with a smile on my face. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not writing off the entire country. I’d love to return some day and see more than just Melbourne, Sydney, and the surrounding areas. But Aus just did not fill my soul and challenge my mind the way that Asia did. I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I’ve come up with a few reasons why I think Australia didn’t capture my heart in the same way as Asia.