Well Sydney was a great experience second time around!
Spending Christmas and New Year there was defiantely a good decision! We were a bit apprehensive about staying in kings Cross (aka the red light district) but I felt safe and it was a vibrant place to be.
Staying in the D*Lux backpackers was great fun. I made many new friends and loved having free BBQ's/pizza and goon nights...saved some money for once! Being in the heart of the city wasn't a good experience and the vibe was cold when we stayed in Sydney the first time, its amazing how a change in place can make you feel more at home!
Christmas Eve had to be one of the best nights out I've ever had. For once in my life I didn't strategically plan xmas eve celebration, it was a spontaneous decision to go on a cruise along the harbour with my new friends from the hostel, all of whom are english unfortunately, so wasn't much different on the culture front! The cruise was full of party people, non-stop alcoholic beverages, party food and banging music! We set off at 6.30pm and docked back at 10.30pm so we sawan amazing sunset and the city turn into the city of lights! Great views.
Christmas day was equally spontaneous as I really didn't want to be at a rave all day on Bondi Beach with millions of people, so I decided to go to Coogee Beach with Sally and Scott a couple I met in Glebe Backpackers at the beginning of December...what a funny couple they are like an elderly couple who bicker...Sally is no longer aloud to drive their camper van after nearly crashing when the brakes failed on a hill!!!! Don't ask! they are alive that's what matters!
Coogee was so much fun and it was ho, hot, hot! Everyone was sharing sausage sandwiches and crisps and refilling each others wine glasses. There were about 500 people sat on the beach and grass singing christmas songs and playing football and swimming in the sea! Again great day! Everyone was in the same boat away from home and up for making the most of a sunny xmas day!
The run up to New Years Eve (Elaines Birthday) was non-stop party! As I'm sure it was back home as well! My friend Aaron, who I met in Townsville up north, came home (Sydney) for xmas and said he would take me to the Blue Mountains for a day out. The views were absolutely breath taking. I didn't realise it but peeple actually live up there in the mountains! Look at the pics on my facebook!
New Years Eve was phenomenal but a pain in the bum! Having met so many peole down the East Coast and everyone was celebrating New Years Eve in Sydney! So it was a night,mare to meet up with everyone especially as there were so many different places to watch the spectacular fireworks from! But all in all I had a great time watching both sets of fireworks its a shame we were strnded at Bradley's Point near Toronga Zoo, which is a 25 minute ferry ride from the Rocks and then a further 15 minute train ride from Kings Cross so it took us 4 hours to get back after the fireworks had finished hahha we met some drunk people along the way and we even bumped into people from East Coast randomly! Such a huge place but small enough to bump into people we knew, strange ay!
Elaine and I spent our last days saying farewell to our new friends which was quite upsetting. We were sad to be leaving Australia, but extremely excited to be off on our own again onto our next adventure in Fiji! Australia will be still there when we decide to come back and work, maybe over the summer!!!!
Hope you are all well and have had a lovely relaxing xmas holiday and I will be updating you soon on Fiji!
Miss you all take care XXX