Exploring the City
The day we arrived in Brisbane, we were given the option to go on a tour guided by a few of the students from QUT. It was a great opportunity to get a feel for the city. Upon seeing some of the sights and landmarks, we all noticed that Brisbane is actually very similar to Minneapolis! The architecture is a little more modern, but a lot of their downtown buildings are structured the same as the Minneapolis skyline. They also have a building that looks exactly like the Metrodome, a stretch of road that we’ve been referring to as “Nicollet Mall”, a bridge that is structure and lit up at night like 35W, and a pedestrian bridge on campus similar to the U’s Washington Bridge! Although it slightly felt like being at home, it has been very difficult (since Australian’s drive on the opposite side of the road) to get used to veering to the left when walking down the sidewalk since we all have the tendency to go right instead!