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Published: August 9th 2017
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Well i find myself in Sydney, Yet again.
Ive been here for three weeks and will be here for another 3 weeks, mainly because the Sydney area for work is a bit behind so they have called in all workers to work here doing some of the Sydney schools.
This probably wont be the longest blog, i haven't got up to much in the last 3 weeks, except for this weekend gone by where Nick Ollie came up from the weekend.
As soon as i got back from the Fraser Island tour i was straight back into the swing of things, nothing really happened over the next 2 weeks.
We were staying in the house in western Sydney where 10 people were packed into a 3 bedroom house, basically the four of us slept in the lounge room and the rest packed into the bedrooms. This was not favorable to the current work colleagues occupying the house, so eventually the four of us got out of there and got us a double storied cabin in a North Sydney caravan park in Dural, which was in the center of where we needed to be, so that worked out well.
And the best part is the
company is paying for our accommodation!
Its not in a bad location either, got the shops around the corner, pub next door and a golf driving range which is open at night. Its almost like a small town.
Last weekend, Richard and I got in touch with a Primary school friend from New Zealand who is in Sydney doing work training for a couple of months, it was great to catchup with him.
although we did try to go to a pub and watch the rugby on ANZAC Day, which was tougher than we thought, seeing as all the pubs were jammed packed and spilling out on to the street all playing two up.
Work continued as usual throughout the working week.
Then came to this week where my mate Nick Ollie came up for the weekend. He arrived on Friday night after leaving Melbourne that morning. As he pulled in, he had a passenger, a Japanese backpacker called Cosco who had been hitchhiking across Australia for 11 months, Nick just happened to pick him up on the way up.
Seeing as it was 11pm when they got here, we had no choice but to let him stay in the cabin, as he would have slept
on a park bench for the night, which turned out to be a favorite past time of his.
But we dropped him off in the morning and then Nick and myself made our way into Sydney to checkout the sights and sounds.
My God, Soooooo much walking that day, we started off by taking the ferry from Paramatta to Circular Quay and checked out the Opera house, the City, Hyde park, the Sydney sky tower and Darling harbor. We timed it well because i had arranged to meet Nina (A Swiss girl on my Fraser tour) in Darling harbor for dinner and drinks.
It was a great night, we went to a few bars, even one club which pumped out some old school house tracks.
The next morning we drove in to Darling harbor to check out the 21st anniversary of Darling Harbor, it was full of cultural dancing and music as well as some fireworks, my favorite was the Japanese Drummers, who weren't Japanese but played Japanese Music on the Drums, Flippin fantastic!
We also checked out the National Maritime Museum which housed the James Craig, Endeavor, The Vampire battleship and a Submarine.
The night ended with a few beers, and then Nick headed back
down to Melbourne in the morning.
So that's pretty much it, now it's more work
I will be heading back down to Melbourne around mid June before i head off the New Zealand for 3 weeks, so look forward to that!
Till next time..
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