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What main languages are spoken here?:

English is the main language in the country. There is a strong Asian community as well in the cities.

What type of money is used here?:

In Australia, they only use the Australian Dollar (AUD). Do you know what the exchange rate is between AUD and USD?

How much does a bottle of water cost?:

A bottle of water ranges from $1.50 to $2.50 AUD.

What was the best meal this week?:

Wow, I think the best meal I had was my supervisor's famous risotto funghi. This is a classic meal made with mushrooms that he would make quite often on the field. It's simply delicious! Have any of you tried it?

What music did I listen to this week?:

I actually did not listen to much music this week. It was very therapeutic to be alone with my thoughts, especially at night. This helps me process everything that happened each day and relax before bed.

What activity was the most fun this week?:

Going on a hike with my supervisor and our colleagues was the most fun I had. We'd explore the zones outside of our study area. This is where we might even find some kangaroos!

What did I read this week?:

I read, "Improbable Destinies," by Jonathan B. Losos, a Harvard University Ecology professor. It's a book on evolution!