Friday, May 2, 2014

Magnetic Island

Even though college life is supposed to be hard and challenging, it never hurts to take a break and go on a mini vacation (so as long as you have time for it haha!!). Here in Australia at James Cook University, where the teachers work you literally to the bone with massive essay assignment and get larger and larger as the semester goes on, as well as presentations where you have to do your best. When this does happen, I go on "mini vacations" with my brother (Leland Williams) to Magnetic Island, located just right outside of Townsville.

Magnetic Island is an island 8 kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. This 52 km² mountainous island in Cleveland Bay has effectively become a suburb of Townsville, with 2,107 permanent residents.

Its not that much of a trip either, only costing $20 for college students, followed by a quick and speedy 30 minute ferry trip. The island itself is very unique and adventurous, hosting five beautiful beaches (some even as beautiful as Hawaii's), as well as being the home to wild kangaroos (of several types might I add),wallaby's, and even koala's. Although considered a holiday resort for traveling foreigner, the island is also a get away for the citizens of Townsville as well. So if by chance you did feel smothered by your school life, just push the school work to the side for a while (not for a long time of course) and  take a mini vacation, as they don't hurt, their fun packed, and when you return you wont regret them.

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