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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney February 17th 2015

My last few days in Sydney have been fun but I am definitely ready to move on now. Saturday I booked my bus and hostel in Coffs Harbour because I knew there wasn't much left for me to do in Sydney. I also booked tickets for Future Music Festival in Birsbane for me and Kennedy which I am soooooo excited for!! After lazing around all morning I met up with Kennedy and we went to Chinatown because they had some Chinese New Year celebrations going on. We got food first because we were starving- Chinese food obviously. We saw some kids doing a martial arts display, dancers, a marching band and the Chinese Dragons. It started to rain so we didn't really know what to do so just sat inside to wait for it to stop. ... read more
Chinatown
Martial arts display
Dragons

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay February 16th 2015

19th January-So today we decided to chuck the gross mats out onto the veranda to air as they probably haven't been hoovered for about a year and then cleaned for a little bit before going out to pick up the rest of the horse poop. I did Duke's feet today to give Malou's back a break and she helped me...she doesn't have that much patience with me and I felt really stupid when she showed me how to make a horse pick up it's foot for you instead of you picking it up yourself. But I want to learn so I'll persevere. When Sam arrived this afternoon I don't think he could get away with not saying thank you as we got ALL the poo....I can tell he still finds it really hard to be nice ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Kings Cross February 16th 2015

Hi everyone, were in SYDNEY, caught a plane yesterday morning, only took 1 hour, 15 minutes, like catching a bus ! We then made our way by train to Kings Cross. I like their trains, they have upstairs and downstairs. Anyway, arrived at Kings Cross where our hostel was, mmmmm, very 'colourful'. Lots of 'adult' establishments, mmmmmm, no doubt 'the ladies of the night' will soon appear !! But anyhow, nothing we weren't surprised at, we booked it as it was cheap and cheerful !! Mmmmmmm (lots of them)! Stu had booked a double room in the hostel, mmmmmmm, I said to him, I will sleep on the edge of the bed closest to the door as I don't like the look of those curtains !! He said I was just being picky !! I'll let ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 15th 2015

We are nearly at the end of our visit to Australia. Tomorrow morning we fly to Christchurch to start the New Zealand part of our adventures. But before we go we did have a lovely evening last night (Valentines). We went into Darling Harbour and watched an open air movie! As you can imagine, the whole place was packed but we had great fun. The movie was just what we wanted. - "good rubbish". Then today we meandered around - went to China Town and the Chinese Garden. Then the highlight was going to the Opera House (just returned) where we saw a lovely concert of operas "greatest hits". Having a glass of champagne in the interval on the veranda overlooking the harbour was the only way to round off a wonderful time in Australia. We ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 14th 2015

We decided to go to Manly beach today. This is a very popular area and even more so this week as the Australian Open Surfing Championships were on. It was funny because we saw some of it on TV last night. Anyway, it was absolutely packed! There were thousands and thousands of people and we must have been the oldest by about 20 years!! However, we did feel we were being very "cool" mixing with lots of beautiful people and beautiful bodies! It was great fun but we did feel old! They had a grandstand on the beach where we could sit and watch the surfing which was quite civilised. Oh to be young again!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 14th 2015

12th January-So Cassie dropped me off at the bus stop super early this morning before she left for work and I was so sad to say goodbye to her sniff sniff! I had to wait two hours for the bus which wasn't much fun and then it was a loooong journey with really crappy wifi :( I sat next to this old lady who kept falling asleep on my shoulder haha! She was so cute I just left her there and when it came to her stop she looked all embarrassed when she woke up...she'd come a really long way on her own on the bus at her age...fair play. We had a really nice driver until they changed over and then the new one was a real grumpy bugger. He kept shouting at people getting ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 13th 2015

We spent the day today visiting museums and doing our cultural bit! We both decided that we know very little about the history of Australia so we decided to go to a couple of museums and brush up. It is actually fascinating and we hopefully know a bit more! We again walked for miles, but it is very pleasant in such a lovely a city and with such nice weather (although as I am writing this at 8.30pm it is actually raining!). We can't believe where the time is going ! Only two more days here before we are off to NZ.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Newcastle February 13th 2015

2nd January-So I was up at seven to get ready to catch my shuttle to the airport and do you think I could wake Lauren up with my facebook messages so she could have my bag for me? Erm no! So I just had to take them with me and the shuttle ended up being late and we had to change shuttles around the corner....it was all very odd. So I could've repacked my bags properly after all but instead, as I wasn't going to do it in the middle of the airport, I just paid to put two bags through even though the weight limit was what they weighed together, but you weren't allowed two bloody bags...I hate bitchy check in ladies! Pfft! So I get myself all settled on the plane and wonder again ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 13th 2015

Yesterday me and Kennedy got the ferry to Manly. We got some food as soon as we got there because Kennedy was starving. There was a Thai restaurant just as we got off the ferry so we went there and it was so good. I am sooooo excited for the food when I got to Thailand! we then bought snorkels and made our way to the beach. I'd never been to manly before but I instantly loved it there! There's loads of surf shops and bars and the atmosphere was just really cool; I would love to stay down there for a few days- maybe when I'm back in Sydney. We started walking round to a little cove just off manly beach called Shelley which is a good spot for snorkelling apparently. As we walked past ... read more
Manly
Huge Lizard
Trying to touch a fish

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Haymarket February 12th 2015

Christmas Eve-So it's Christmas Eve and I'm thinking of Nan ❤️ Can't quite believe it's two years since I had to say goodbye to one of the most precious people in my life. After a little lie in me and Lauren went shopping for either something red or white for the red and white party in our hostel's bar tonight. It took us a while but we both found a bargain. I got a red halter neck playsuit for fifteen bucks....steal! It's a little big, but it was cheap! On the way home I picked up my first box of goon and a mini midori for a special occasion. When we got back to the hostel we didn't have long before we had to get ready to leave for our bridge climb and I realised I ... read more




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