the three chefs of apocalypse entered the land of oz on the 25th of january and the first port of call was sydney! we were greated immediately with the aussi banter and were made to feel very british straight away!the 26th in australia was a national holiday so we thought it would be rude not to venture out for one of the busiest weekends of the year! the boys faired well on there orange juise throughout the course of the weekend however the sedge dawg fell a victim on the second night. the blithering mess of man had obviously had a cup of tea too many..
we visited the sydney harbour bridge and opera house and soacked up the live music and australiain hospitality. we stayed in the wake up sydney hostel for the week which was awarded the best large hostel in the world in 2005..it was friendly and catered for all our needs..even joes cookery was tested but like a true man he kept it simple and he kept it all inside some warm crusty bread!
the week had many excursions to the local sites and city centre..it even including some extreme bat watching in the local park and bird watching!(the feathered variety of course). the end of the week was topped off by a walk along the sydney harbour bridge although the blustery conditions posed problems for the usually groomed sam bavin..
the day after the barmy army were out to play and we horsed down to the scg(sydney cricket ground) where the result was never in doubt! throughout the whole 4months england have toured they had yet to beat australia..but...upon this monumental day the boys showed true pride, grit and determination! they won, with there lucky charms following their every move and giving some good english winning spirit.. was a great day!
we fly to melbourne next but will have one last visit to our beloved side bar which is a part of the hostel..we have enjoyed sydney thoroughly and were very impressed with the mix of old and modern architecture throughout the city.. the transport was excellent and there was a good vibe..
it definately had that certain va va voom!