Actually that's part of the fun of it.
That's what our young friends Lorna and Kevin are doing here in Brisbane. They are from Scotland and over here on a university exchange for Kevin.
While he is trying to find his way around our university and his difficult course Lorna is trying to fit into our hospital system where she is working as a Physio.
All this plus coming to grips with missing your family and friends at home, making new friends, exploring the country and its way of life.
On a tight budget.
It was a pleasant, not-too-hot evening last night at their "flat" (apartment - unfurnished when they rented it ) on the river.
The view across the river to the university was lovely in the setting sun.
and we were all in the mood for a quiet drink and chat.
The citronella candles were burning to keep the mozzies (mosquitos) at bay and give us gentle light..
and the nibbles were within reach.
Now, look at the coffee table !
You see what I mean? You can't buy all that fancy furniture when you're only going to be here a short time !
The TV cabinet does the job too.
... the bedside tables are the same!
You have to improvise!
Kevin had a go at bread making but had a bit of trouble working out which flour to use.
They are going to try it toasted !!
However he knows how to cook a mean BBQ....
... and the Lemon Meringue Pie went down well.
Thanks for a lovely night Kevin and Lorna .