My 5 month internship comes to an end and I was not expecting that! It is hard to believe after 5 months in the remote outback of South Australia my internship and adventure tour has come to an end. Leaving such an amazing place and environment isn’t easy. From the incredible backyard Hassie calls it to all the people I met. The journey was unforgettable! First of all I’ll tell you about Hassie and Jo.
All the work they do for their company, passengers, tour guides, the tourism industry and us (the dutchies) is unbelievable. They welcomed me into their home, fed me delicious meals and we sometimes had a few too many drinks but always a lot of fun during the sequences nights. (You’ll find out what that is when you visit Coodlie Park one day!) I couldn’t have had a better time and could not thank them enough! Before my adventure the last four years I had been so busy juggling lots of things – working, studying, playing professional football and of course enjoying a social life in between.
It was fun but I felt it was time for something relaxed and then I saw the ad for this internship on a farm in Australia. I applied and lucky for me was accepted. I was set for the ride of living and relaxing on a farm in outback Australia. Some of my friends said; what on earth are you going to spend five months on a farm doing, you might get bored! I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was just going to see what would happen. Now it has finished I can tell you, it wasn’t boring for a second! It was crazy busy from the start but in a great way. On the odd occasion there wasn’t anything to do in the office, we go onto the property and build a toilet block or work on tires and windmills.
I know for sure that no one else at my college this year had an internship experience even close to what I had and I’m very grateful for that.