11.05.2011 - 11.08.2011 20 °C
I found myself living in Sydney’s downtown area of Newtown for just over 3 months. I literally loved every second of it. I found a job in a café in 2 weeks. Finding a job in the hospitality industry is easy but only if you have experience and a NSW RSA (responsible serving of alcohol) certificate. The wages in the city centre pay very well, the wages in Newtown were not as amazing but if you not money driven (which I am not) then it is a lovely place to work….a very small percentage of bad customers!
I found my job through a friend of mine at the hostel I was staying at…its not what you know in some cases!
The hostel was lovely …I (and many other people) called it home, I still use it as my “home address” in Australia. A very warm and friendly environment with amazing staff! Very cheap internet…which is something I didn’t appreciate until I started travelling the rest of Australia! I made some life long friends at this hostel and not once did I think I wanted to move out and get a flat for my time in Syders. If you are comfortable sharing close living quarters and 5 other people in a room, when you meet the right people and create your ‘family’ it turns into a little haven.
For 3 months I worked … saved and went out (a lot). Sydney is a lovely place to settle in for a first experience of Australia. Beaches, beautiful city, downtown retreat :P, parks, sunshine and a lot of new faces!
After a month or so I started planning a road trip up to Cairns, Catrin, my best mate from home was coming to visit me. Instead of fly up north, thought it might be more fun to drive… 2 other people from the hostel were interested in doing the same thing…Im going to use the term planning loosely, we didn’t plan! We tried! I booked a Wicked van and the rest fell into place (on the day we were leaving Sydney)
After 3 months in such a lovely place I was sad to leave, mainly the people I had met… but we have all promised to meet back up for Christmas and New Year!!