Michael and I saw such cute and unique animals when we went to Australia. There was lots of sea life, and of course kangaroos and koalas, but also some animals I’d never seen before. We saw cute little echidnas (pronounced eh-KID-na), which are also called spiny anteaters. They are prehistoric animals and one of only 2 mammals that lay eggs. We also saw quokkas, which look like really small kangaroos – but they can climb trees! They’re about the size of a house cat, and they are very friendly with humans.
One of my favorite places to visit in Sydney, Australia, was the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It is an amazing Chinese-style garden designed by Sydney’s Chinese sister city, Guangzhou. It has a Dragon Wall, Tea House, and bamboo plants, but my favorite part to visit was this beautiful bridge and waterfall.
There are so many interesting instruments all over the world. In Sydney, Australia, Michael and I saw something called a Digeridoo. What a weird name! It is an ancient instrument from their native population, called “aboriginal.” In Shanghai, China, our friend Nan Nan played an instrument called a Pipa. It made beautiful string music. Michael and I love to experience different sounds everywhere we go.