We arrived in Sydney at 10am in the morning to a nice sunny climate at last!! We couldn't find availability in the same hostel as we stayed in at New Years Eve and Christmas so we opted for the one that gave free airport shuttles and it was on Kent street the same street as my friend mark so we were practically next door neighbours!! Haha
The hostel was huge and it was a prime spot in the city right in the middle of everything, however this was too good to be true and just as we check the kitchen it was like a building site, dirty pots and pans everywhere. Mam, you will be glad to hear that I have a new found respect for kitchen cleanliness and I vow from this day forward to clean all my dishes! We dumped our bags, met our Chinese roommate from Shanghai who was hilarious and got very excited about 'Man-tes-ter U-ni-ted!' football team and then we headed straight into the city for some New Zealand shopping because our room wasn't ready until 2pm. It was amazing how fast we got our bearings we hadn't been there for 2 and a half months but still remembered which street was which. When I say we I really mean me haha Louise misses her Sat Nav!
One day in the mall we had went for our food shopping and we came out with bags and bags of stuff and being the chivalrous gentleman that I am i took most of the bags. As we walked through the mall minding our own business, next thing I know, woooomphhh! I hit the deck, my knee's crashed off the marble floor the bags went everywhere, it all happened so fast! There had been a wet patch on the floor! It seemed like i was falling for ages and i can only imagine that i looked like a right fool trying to keep my balance however gravity got the better of me. Just imagine Bambi on ice and you will soon get the picture! An old man tried to catch me on the way down but was unsuccessful. I got straight back up probably as fast as i fell, looked around in hope that nobody had seen haha..............not a chance!!! Louise's first reaction was to laugh as am sure many people would of but it soon turned into sympathy as she realised i was wounded as we limped to the corner to assess the damage. My knee was throbbing but being the tough guy that i am i didn't let it show! Louise felt sorry for me, gave me a hug, rubbed away my tears and embarrassingly held my hand and guided me through the rest of the mall unscathed haha she even took the rest of the bags off me insisting I wasn't fit to carry them!!
Next day we went down to the harbour to get the feel good factor that we get every time we see the harbour bridge and Sydney opera house and its just intensified when there's not a cloud in the sky. We went to the Royal Botanical Gardens again i have lost count how many times we've been there but there so good and MASSIVE. We still found things we hadn't seen before including eels in the lake. The next day we signed up to go on a free shuttle with everybody from the hostel and as expected the bus was full of morons so we used the free shuttle and then bailed from everyone, it was Mardi Gras so we did the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk. However I was under the impression that Mardi Gras involved giving beads to women and in return they show you their boobies..............boy was I mistaken! Haha it's a festival to celebrate gay and lesbian pride!
The last night in Sydney was spent in darling harbour. We just had a final walk around the harbour taking it all in before our early departure in the morning and off for a new adventure in New Zealand. We were surprised how much we have loved Australia but i think it is time to move on we have been here 2 and a half months and we are especially excited to meet Hayley in New Zealand that's Lou's best friend for anyone that doesn't know. So i won't probably get a word in edge ways for the first few days while they catch up haha
NEW ZEALAND HERE WE COME!!!
Love Adam and Louise xxx