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a week so far.....

sunny 17 °C

I have now been in the land of Oz for a week now...and survived to tell the tale :)

The flight over here was long, tiring and daunting. 25 hours of "wow im going to Australia, what the hell!" and rubbish films and not great food. I arrived in all the stop overs but all i wanted to do was get to Sydney and have a coffee in the sun, then access what i had done! getting up and just booking a flight to Australia seems like a huge thing to do but its really not. the world is such a small place and there are so many places to see and visit.... if you don't take that first big step then you will never know.

I arrived in my hostel put my huge bag in storage and went for a coffee with joel. we had a coffee then took a walk. I dont know if it was the jet lag or the lack of sleep but i didn't feel like i was in Australia, it all seemed too easy and relaxed. Once my room was ready i left joel and took a much needed shower. once i was clean happy....i went out and inspected the hostel. Its lovely, small and warm. i plonked myself down at the table in my jet lag daze and people came and sat around me. hostels are amazing if you are the kind of person who likes to sit yourself down next to anyone and hear people stories and just talk rubbish.
I highly recommend to anyone who is thinking of going traveling alone but is a little nervous.....just do it!

I am living in newtown a quirky little suburb of Sydney. at Billabong Gardens. The hostel is amazing! chilled out but still a good night life if you want it to be.

I have been out every night mingling with the locals (and the germans.) so much fun. one night we took the ferry to manly for a reggae party, reggae parties are slightly different here than they are at home. your feet don't stick to the floor.

Been to Bondi beach....full of beautiful beautiful people! wow, apparently Sam from home and away works as a life guard there....he was a childhood crush...must go back.

Seen the opera house and the harbor bridge.

I have got my RSA qualification so i can officially work on a bar ... i have a bank account and a phone. all the technical things are out the way i can now party in peace.

So far i have a little plan, work for a few months while it is cold and then travel when i have loads of money and when it is warm! its a small plan it may change!!

any way this is a little rushed and vague but i will get better at this as time goes on im sure

mhairi xxxxxx

Posted by RedSquirrel 18:51 Archived in Australia

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