My first day in Cairns

My first day in Cairns was very beautiful. When I arrived, I was very nervous but at the same time very excited. When I was leaving the airplane, the view was fascinating because the sky with the mountains was an awesome combination. Next, I was nervous because after a long time I was to get to know “my family” here in Cairns. When I was waiting for my baggage, the Suttons family approached me and they gave me a big hug with a lot of smiles. Still, I was very nervous because they were saying something to me, but they spoke very fast and I couldn’t understand at the beginning. When we were in the car, I started to understand more, and I gained more fluency in the conversation with them.

When we arrived at home, I was shown my room, which is very comfortable and is too big for me. We came a few hours too late for me to meet Corban and Ashlynn, the son and daughter. I couldn’t meet them because they were studying at the time.  When they were having their lunch, they invited me to join in. I could see that there were a lot different things because in Colombia only one person hands out the food, maybe the mother or the grandmother…. but here each person serves his /her food. In the middle of the lunch, my new family started to ask about my country and my family. It was at this moment that I gave them some sweets and coffee from Colombia. They were very surprised because they liked the coffee a lot of, and I think that the Colombian coffee is better than the Australian one.

Finally, I am very happy because Cairns is comfortable and there are a lot of places that I can go to with my new friends from different countries.

Luisa, Intermediate

 

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