We departed the Sydney airport a little after 11 AM this morning for the 13 hour flight to Los Angeles. By crossing the International Date Line, we actually landed in Los Angeles at 7 AM before we took off in Sydney at 11 AM on the same day. I then had a flight to Chicago and then one to Indianapolis to complete my travel for this trip. It was a very long day and an emotional one because of the many good-byes. I depart for New York City early tomorrow morning for a different trip, so my time at home tonight will be short lived. Below is a picture of some of us Fulbrighters in the Sydney airport awaiting our departure.
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