Experiencing life on the other side of the planet
EVEN after first visiting 25 years ago, Marie-Claire Hulsman has loved the differences in lifestyle and culture compared to her home in Belgium.
“I’m from the Gayndah sister city of Zonhoven and I first visited when the sister city program started,” Mrs Hulsman said.
“It is completely different where I live, we have a lot more inhabitants but we have much denser communities too.”
Mrs Hulsman was able to see how Australia gained its reputation for wide open spaces.
“We don’t have the space you have here, there is so much more countryside but fewer people and that is completely different from where we are from,” Mrs Hulsman said.
“Also your rural environment with the orchards, the cattle and the way you make your living. It’s all completely different.”
VISITORS: Angelina Di Perna, Roger Bas and Marie-Claire Hulsman from Zonhoven learn about cattle from Stuart Kirk.