Published: November 7th 2007November 7th 2007
Jan and Alex enjoying Australian beer in an Irish pub.
Hello from Down Under! I've waited a LONG time to say that, but it's funny...it doesn't feel like we're in Australia yet.
We scoped out a Falafal joint and met a really nice couple that owns the place. He's from Israel, she's originally from New Zealand. For me any city that's bigger then Jackson feels like Chicago...you know, small town girl. There's a HUGE Asian influence here, which I read about, but they weren't joking.
I'm jumping ahead....let's start with the plane ride.
I love international flights because the planes are so much bigger and offer more. There's still no leg room, but there is a little monitor in front of every seat. This one is a lot nicer then the plane I was on going to Germany. You could play video games, pick your own movies, check out their cd collection. You can actually play other passengers in a game of Chess from the little remote and monitor at your seat!
We ate and slept a lot. By the end of the flight I wasn't sure I'd be able to walk normally due to my butt being so sore. Speaking of sore...the arm rests don't go up to get out of your seat with ease, less with ease when th passenger ahead of you doesn't put his seat up the entire flight....so I got up to let Alex out, I'm really not sure what happened, but after I climbed over the arm rest, I guess I missed grabbing the seat for balance and before I know it, my feet are literally in the air and I'm on my back in the aisle. My super sweet boyfriend just cracked up. I was too, I have to admit, but I'm not sure if I was laughing at my self or the hit I just took to my self esteem. In the mean time I have a few bruises on my thigh and a really nice one conveniently located under my bra strap.
We made it through customs and were aloud into the country after we threw away our dried banana chips. Alex couldn't get over the airport employee that side, "Right this way, mate".
I have pictures (in the room). I'll have to add those later.
We got to our room to find Jan, Alex's cousin, patiently waiting for us. After I took a shower and brushed my teeth we walked around town and stopped at a cool little Irish Pub after falafel. They had soccer and music videos playing on the TVs.
The weather isn't that great. I suppose it could be worse, but even the lady at the Falafel place said that this was unusual. It's supposed to be overcast and rainy all week. We want to do the bridge climb and take a helicopter ride today...I guess we shouldn't hold off because it's not supposed to clear up. I'm out of internet time!