Much to our surprise and delight Olivia came back to visit us today. We were all a bit confused as we had said farewell to her last week wishing her luck for the start of her journey around Australia, but it seems that she just missed us and Byron Bay too much!!
How nice to see you again. Can you tell us what you have been doing since you left?
I left three days ago, I went to Brisbane, and had plans to go to the Whitsundays, but I missed Byron and the friends I had made in school so much that I decided to come back so that we can all spend Christmas and my birthday here together.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from…
I am Olivia, from the east part of Switzerland, from a tiny mountainous village which has a population of just over a 1000.
What did you do back at home and what made you decide to come to Australia?
Well, at home I am an electrician, which I really like. I came to Australia, because I really wanted to see Byron Bay. I researched Byron a lot on the internet, and when I read about GV in Byron I really liked the idea of a nice school, with a family feel to it. I also don’t like big cities very much, and Byron has proven to be perfect, as it’s small, friendly and beautiful.
What has been the single best moment that you have experienced since you joined GV Byron?
I met lots of friends from different countries. I liked the time at school, my English improved lots! I also liked the activities and games that we played in class and outside.
What is your favourite place in Byron?
Tallows beach, near my homestay has to be my pick! I love the sunsets – it’s really nice as there aren’t many people there, it’s not busy like the main beach is.
Thanks Olivia. Really nice that you came in and saw us. We wish you the best birthday and Christmas, here in Byron!!