Sorry our last blog was so long ago. So we have arrived in Sydney. It is amazing....like really amazing. The bridge and Opera house really make you remember that you are on the other side of the world...which suprisingly you do tend to forget every now and again. When we arrived we found our hostel...which by mistake...happened to be in the red light district. Ooops. But is was cheap so it was not too bad.
We then went out to explore sydney. we obviously saw the opera house and the bridge but we also went for a walk in the botanic gardens. We were concious of the fact that Dean and Charlie were on their way so we did not want to see to much. We also met our friends who we met in china and spent the day with them in manly which was a really nice change.
Dean and Charlie arrived and we picked them up in the van and headed off into the town to have a quick look at the city. The plan is...to actually do Sydney last. So after the quick tour of the city. we headed out south to Rest and relax.
So Sydney Blog is to be continued....
After arriving back in Sydney on Wednesday we have all had a busy few days. We are staying in kings cross again…which as I said before is an experience by anybodies standards. After we took back our camper L we then, like hardcore backpackers, hit the trains with all our luggage, in the very very wet weather. It was a good experience for Dean and Charlie as they have had it very easy for the last two weeks.We arrived at our hostel which was very basic but is satisfactory. Dean and Charlie settled in very well considering that they had never stayed in a hostel before.Yesterday we headed out to visit the Anzac Day Parades which were really very good. Anzac day is like remembrance day…but not sad at all, the aussies celebrate the lives of the people who lost their lives rather than being sad…so it was a really nice occasion. The parade lasted about three hours with all types of bands and rememberance stalls. After the parades we headed down to circular quay so that Dean and Charlie could have a better look at the famous bridge and and opera house. It was really good because it was Anzac day…it was a public holiday, so Sydney was bustling with street entertainers and people having a good time. It was a great atmosphere.
Today was a very surreal day. Dean and Charlie both jumped 14,000ft out of a plane and skydived down to the floor. It was really scary…and I was just the spectator so God only know how scary it was for them.It was a really nice day so it was perfect for them. We had to be picked up at 7am to be taken out to the centre.Charlie and Dean held it together really well, and after the plane had taken off Lee was so jealous as he wished he was on it! Although he is planning to do one in NZ. As they landed it was a really good feeling and they both really enjoyed it. To the point where they almost considered going straight back up again.
After the adrenaline of this morning, we decided to take full advantage of the weather and we went to centre point tower and sky walked. This is the highest point in Sydney (300m high) and we were harnessed on to the outside and walked outside. Although it was not quite as exhilarating as Dean and Charlie's morning…it was really nice and we saw an amazing 360 view of the city!
Tomorrow we move to Bondi for the remainder of Deana and Charlie's stay. We decided to be a little luxurious and upgraded to double and twin rooms with beach views. Very nice indeed-well I hope!
Lots of love Kirsty, Lee, Dean and Charlie