SydneyFebruary 1, 2015 in Australia ⋅
We left Asia with a tear in one eye - because this part of the trip is over and cheap beer is no more - and a smile in the other as we now get to explore two new countries. We landed in Sydney on Friday and were picked up by Adam, the husband of Karsten's sister. At their home in Chipping Norton, a suburb of Sydney, we then waited for Frauke who had no clue that we were coming. We think the surprise was a great success!
Later that evening we went for her birthday dinner and had the perfect food to start eating Western food again: Pizza all you can eat! Last night we went out with our friend Michelle who worked with Karsten at IUCN. To our great pleasure she showed us hipster Sydney which has some great places to offer with great beer and amazing ice cream. With the "Hop Hog" we tried an award winning beer - the hoppiest we ever had! But to be able to go to social events we had to borrow clothes from Adam and Frauke, cause some places might have had objections against people with outdoor outfits ;).
Sunday we headed into the blue mountains and guess what we encountered in the beautiful Australian summer. A freakin hail storm!!Read more