This post while written in australia was posted after I returned. Had some technical issues with the internet on the way home. Last post for my trip! Enjoy!
Wow! I really thought Sydney would be one of those over played beautiful cities where everyone talks about how great it is, and when you get there it doesnt live up. So not true! As I type this, I am sitting waterfront between the opera house and the harbour bridge watching the sun set on a gorgeous last night here in australia. The sun has been shining the whole time. My first day here, I jumped on a double decker tour bus. I did this for a few reasons, it was easier then figuring out public transport, it takes me right where I wanted to go, oh and I can suntan while I am on it. Winning! I did the city tour the first day, had lunch on a patio in circular quay, then a pint in the oldest pub in sydney in the rocks. I saw the opera house, which is actually quite impressive. That night I met a friend for dinner at this amazing asian restuarant. It is owned by some crazy popular master chef lady. She happened to be dining in there that night, and she autographed a menu for me and sent over a free appy. Super cool! We had veggie dumplings, crab and duck for dinner and although was a bit apprehensive, I ate it all, and it was truly amazing. After that they dropped me at some super cool pub that I apparantly had to go to. ‘Its The place to be’ sure enough, I went in for one quick drink, and left after about 6 and with 4 new friends in tow. They took me to the only nightclub really open on a tuesday in the area we were, then walked me back to my hotel to make sure I got there safe. Great people, they were british living in australia, and there was even a girl with them, so I got a good dose of girl chat which was much needed after hanging out with all these guys! So much fun! I love sydney.
Next day is beach day! I spent the day lounging around bondi beach and hiking around it. I am not sure I have ever felt so relaxed in my life! It was filled with people just relaxing and enjoying the quiet solitude of the beach, and the crashing waves. They let the tourists feed the seagulls here and in surfers paradise so the beaches are just flooded with these stupid birds that people feed all day. Super annoying. It interferes with my zen lol. Headed back into the city in time to watch the sun set over the harbour. Its a perfect ending to a perfect trip. I was also invited to trvia night at the local pub tonight, but not sure i will make it. Apparently they need my smarts! Yup you heard it here first…. people think i am smart here. The only problem with this trip is I dont want it to end. I have a half a day left tomorrow before I head to the airport for my long flight home. Tonight its dinner with friends at an amazing french restaurant, then boat tour of sydney tomorrow. I cant wait to come back here. After my own country I would have to say that australia is the best country I have ever been to. I have met so many cool and different people, seen so many amazing sights, eaten incredible meals, indulged in fantastic wine, and at the same time, found out a lot about myself that I didnt know. What a crazy adventure. I will post photos on facebook when I get home, but be warned, there are tons of scenery shots and many many selfies. When you travel alone, its either scenery or selfies lol and about halfway through my trip I realized most of my pictures had no people in it at all, so started the selfie tour so people believed I was also there. View the album at your own risk. If you hate selfies and scenery it might not be your cup of tea. I might even throw in some # for good luck. Could be pretty annoying. Back at the work thing starting monday.not looking forward to turning my phone back on and seeing the flood of emails, but I am looking forward to seeing all my friends and family of course! 🙂 time for the long flight home. Not looking forward to that.