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  • Day60

    Day 60: It's raining, let's regroup.

    September 18, 2016 in Australia

    I had great plans for today, wake up at 8:00 have a good breaky and head for the blue mountains to be there before the crowd. I already bought the hop on hop off friday and the public transport opal card so I was ready to get there. I packed my stuff and opened the curtains, aaaah.... "f...k"... it rained and not just a drop. It didn't seem to clear out soon, it was foggy and dark. I checked online and ,especially in the Blue mountains itself, all day rain and 10 degrees. Ok not a good idea to go trailing and try to get a good view over canyons and mountains. After checking out I slowly moved to Bondi, with my even bigger backpack and through the rain because on Sunday no buses went from here to the station. Well a morning walk is not too bad, but the combination of packpacking last weeks and doing 55000 steps on the Defqon party yesterday was something I noticed in my legs haha. 2 hours to Bondi, not that bad a connection actually, walked in the hostel around 1400. Dumped the weight and moved to central, because on rainy days you should not sit by your own or go try and see the city. You go to your mates and have a bit more party, where else to go than to the Dutchies from Defqon yeah. I kept contact with sweet raver girls Shannon and Jolien haha, actually when not in Orange at a party the rave part is hidden and the sweet part remains. Like all the rest who were at the bar by the way. Such a nice and lovely group. We went to the appartment of this cool couple from Den Haag Cliff & Nikky. We had a great time and it turned out to be a really cool after party thanks for that everybody. Heading back to Bondi to prepare myself for a sunny day on the beaches.Read more

  • Day127

    Brisbane to Sydney Part II

    August 24, 2015 in Australia

    It was a surreal drive through the night to Sydney, drifting in and out of sleep, whilst curled up in a foetal position on a seat perpetually moved with the bounce of chassis against road. Dreams were broken up with flashes of reality, sat bleary eyed in roadside rest stops with illegally bright menu boards advertising mysterious meals named 'Long Haul' and 'Big Rig'. We had neither the energy or nerve to ask what came in an order of 'Big Rig'.

    We felt hungover by the time we filed across the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Monday morning commuters. A mist of grey drizzle hung over the city yet the Opera House remained impressive down below in the bay. Arriving so early, we had hours before we could check into our room, but once we had eaten, showered and slept for a few hours we felt alive again.

    Surreality continued when we dined out at what we thought from TripAdvisor was a small traditional Italian restaurant. In reality it was a greasy spoon cafe run by Chinese, complete with bright yellow plastic mustard dispensers on the tables. The only sign of Italia was some sun bleached posters on the walls and a chalkboard menu of classic dishes.

    We looked at each other with bemusement as we sat at the table, questioning our judgement and whether we should get out while we could. Yet for the all these initial reservations we ate large bowls of reasonable spaghetti bolognaise with fresh salad and bread for less than £15 in total. Still the clientele were as eccentric as the experience, a fellow patron feverishly wiping down his own table down with a cloth from the kitchen that signalled OCD.

    We laughed at our experience walking back along wet pavements that shimmered with the reflections of city lights. Yet the final surreal moment of the day came when turning on the TV we were greeted with The Police's 'Every Breathe You Take' accompanying tomorrow's weather report. Definitely time for bed.
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  • Day128

    Sydney

    August 25, 2015 in Australia

    An opera of light and sound filled the night's sky as thunderstorms rolled through. However the morning was peacefully still, the sun and blue skies calling us out for our last day in Sydney and Australia.

    Having already explored Sydney on our first visit, we used the time to ready ourselves for Thailand and South East Asia. Stocking up on high SPF sun lotion, DEET and U.S. dollars for visas whilst reminding ourselves to start taking our anti-malarials. In Hyde Park we ate lunch on the grass with the city's office workers, students and tourists, reflecting with excitement on how different our surroundings will be in just over 24 hours.

    After last night's failed attempted at authentic Italian dining we attempted round two at another establishment to get our fix before heading to South East Asia and very different cuisine.

    Firstly, the staff were Italian so the initial outlook was good. Starting with flavoursome olives and garlic bread, Kim ate creamy linguine with thick flakes of salmon. Alex had a wholesome chicken milanese with generous fries and salad. We finished with Jamaican mud cake, the soft light sponge coated in a warm velvety chocolate ganache. It was a great meal, which we had wanted last night yet ironically more fitting to have on our final night anyway.

    One aspect of Australia we have enjoyed has been the friendly forthrightness used in everyday discussion. The sense of proprietary that can exist back home refreshingly absent and thus getting to the heart of the matter. For example, today a television news reader began a story on flash flooding by saying 'can I just say that those who attempt to drive through floods are complete muppets'. Not exactly BBC.

    Here is a similar example that made Alex laugh -

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TZJU1YfLtHI
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  • Day23

    So weit so gut

    November 5, 2017 in Australia

    Am Freitag hab ich das erste Mal acht Stunden "auf der Straße" verbracht. 😂 was so ein bisschen wie Prostitution klingt, fühlte sich spätestens ab mittags auch so an, als wir einen neuen Coach bekamen. Der hatte schon zehn Jahre Fundraising Erfahrung und meinte mit Höflichkeit kämen wir bei den Australiern nicht wirklich weit. Dann meinte er etwas überheblich er würde uns jetzt mal zeigen wie das geht und machte von da an eigentlich alles, was nach den neuen Fundraising Regeln verboten ist. Leute anfassen, mehr als drei Schritte hinter her gehen, Leute ohne vorigen Augenkontakt einfach von der Seite überrumpeln und vor allem Frauen mit "hey beautiful", "hey sexy" begrüßen.
    Ich war angewidert.

    Ihr kennt mich, ich gebe mich nicht so schnell geschlagen, also hab ich weiter gemacht und mein Ding durch gezogen, plus ein bisschen mehr extra Charme. Am Ende des Tages hatte ich immerhin drei Spender gewonnen, aber auch zwei Nummern zugesteckt bekommen. Ähmmm jaaa 🤔

    Nach dem Mittag hat dann noch ein weiteres Teammitglied von uns aufgegeben und von den ursprünglichen vier sind jetzt nur noch ich und ein junger Mann aus Italien dabei.

    Ich bin weiterhin skeptisch, aber noch siegt die Neugier. Ich werde also morgen nochmal hin gehen.

    Denn Abend habe ich dann mit Liv Anna und zwei ihrer Freunde auf der Couch verbracht, es tat ja alles weh 😂
    Am Freitag haben wir außerdem übers Wochenende einen kleinen Babymops bekommen, Lotti macht Dogsitting. Der kleine Max, hat uns ganz schön auf Trab gehalten. Stubenrein war er leider auch nicht. 🙄
    Gestern sind zudem bei uns in der Bude zwei Freunde von Edward angekommen, die die Woche über bleiben, es war also fullhouse.

    Das Wetter ist leider gerade richtig grottig, nur Regen und grau und kalt.
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  • Day2

    Our place in Sydney

    December 9, 2017 in Australia

    Efter en laaang flyvetur. Nåede vi endelig frem. Drengene var super i flyveren og fik ser og spillet rigtig meget. William kastede op da vi mellemlandede i Dubai, men var ellers helt okay. Louis glemte sin mobil i flyveren og vi får se om den dukker op igen.
    Vi tog en maxitaxa fra lufthavnen og hen til vores lejlighed. Det var helt perfekt.
    Det var lørdag aften så byen var i topform og fyldt med Australiens ungdom på festlig vandring fra et danse sted til et andet drikkested. Vi gik en kort tir med drengene så de ligesom strukket benene efter 22 timer i fly. Så gik vi i seng.Read more

  • Day4

    Big Bus Tour day

    December 11, 2017 in Australia

    Idag havde vi besluttet at se hele Sydney. Vi hoppede derfor på en bus og kørte rundt hele dagen og så på bygninger og hørte historier om dengang Sydney var en by med 3000 indbyggere og mange af dem kriminelle fra England. Senere byggede de broer 1920, de udvidede byens areal og de er ca 5 mil idag.. vi fik ser en masse og nogle steder skal vi forbi igen andre er tjekket af på listen.

  • Day5

    Bondi Beach

    December 12, 2017 in Australia

    I dag sov vi længe. Kell læste i sin bog mens alle andre sov. Lige før 12 begyndte de andre at vågne. Så spiste bi morgenmad og gjorde os klar til tur.
    Vi brugte vores opal rejsekort og tog metro til central stationen og derfra videre mod Bondi Junction. Da vi ankom tog vi bus 333 til stranden.
    Der var store bølger og Louis elskede det. Birgit sad og solede sig mens alle drengene legede i vandet.
    Vi spiste fish nd chips.
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  • Day11

    Centenial Park og flyvende hunde

    December 18, 2017 in Australia

    Vi sov længe. Gik i pool og tilbage på værelset. Slappede af og legede indenfor. Spiste frokost og slappede mere af.
    Vi kom ud af døren kl 17 og tog afsted på aftentur. Drengene var veludhvilet og havde hygget sig sammen hele formiddagen.
    Vi tog en bus og gik på jagt efter legepladser i parken.
    Vi stod under træerne og lyttede til de flyvende hunde.

  • Day13

    Sidste dag i Sydney

    December 20, 2017 in Australia

    Vi vasker det sidste inden rejsen til Perth og så skal vi lige ud en sidste gang inde vi skal i seng. Vi skal op kl 03:00 for at fange taxa og afsted til lufthavn hvor vi flyver kl 06:00.
    Vi gik over på “The Barracks” som er et lille museum der viser lidt om de første fanger og deres liv i Sydney. Drengene var meget opmærksomme og Louis løste opgaver med stor iver.
    Bagefter en tur i foodcourt - en mase madsteder og en masse mennesker.
    Så gik vi øverst op i et center, drak en kaffe og skrev postkort.
    Til sidst fandt vi postkontoret og sendte der hele afsted.
    Hjem igen og pakke.
    Så mangler vi bare at få sovet og så flyver vi igen.
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  • Day128

    Sydney 2

    March 26, 2016 in Australia

    Als Backpacker muss man manchmal einfach glück haben! So fand ich meinerseits ein Wohnungsangebot auf Zeit in einer ziemlich fancy WG direkt am Hydepark. Nach kurzer Vorstellung durfte ich tatsächlich dort einziehen. Meine Bude durfte ich dort mit 3 Dutchies teilen. Außerdem befand sich direkt obendrüber eine weitere WG mit 6 holländischen Mädels, weshalb es bei uns eigentlich nie langweilig wurde.
    Alles in allem fühlte ich mich wie Gott in Frankreich...Ich verbrachte meine Tage nunmehr am Pool auf der Hauseigenen Dachterasse mit Blick auf die Skyline, in der Sauna, im Jacuzzi oder trieb etwas Sport im Fitnessstudio. Das krasseste war jedoch, dass ich insgesamt sogar knapp 5 AUS$/night weniger bezahlte als für ein Hostel. ....Wie gesagt: Glück muss man haben!
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