Massive mix of emotions over the last 12 hours. There was a big party thing on last night as a celebration of Sydney being the centre of 'Gay Pride' (or something like that) but with everyone going out with their friends, me being really tired by 9:30pm and it been bloody expensive to drink here in Sydney I sacked it off and went to sleep. Felt a bit down about it as I knew I was missing out but oh well..
Then a couple who are in my room came in and woke me up about 3am, and I just couldn't get back to sleep at all. Laying in bed all I could think about was how much I missed everyone at home, and how hard it is trying to start off all by yourself here (think the biggest social mistake I have made is living in a small dorm of just 4 people, would have met way more if I had gone for to 10 dorm option...must remember that).
Anyway by 6:30am when I hadn't slept for the last 3+ hours I looked out the window to see it was getting light and it WASN'T RAINING (as was predicted)! I jumped in the shower and went down to the hostel cafe for breakfast.
By 7:30am I was walking though the streets of Sydney when it was really nice and quiet and a comfortable 20 degrees.
After about 20 minutes of wandering along I got to 'Circular Quay' - much smaller that I expected but quite nice. Look loads of photos of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
From there I walked round to the 'Royal Botanic Gardens' which Mary suggested I have a look at. They were quite nice for a walk, quite a lot like Que(?) Gardens in London. Could get some cool photos of the cities sky scrapers as a back drop to the gardens too.
Then I walked through the City Centre (past the Cathedral and art museum which obviously I wasn't going in!) to get to 'Darlington Harbour'. It's really nice down there, especially as the sun had come out and it must be the forecast 29 degrees by now. Speaking of which - saw a photo shoot going on on one of the boats in the Marina. Got some photos to prove im not making it up and god Daym the bikini models were something else!
I left there and decided to walk back up to the Hostel as its blinking hot. Laying on my bed now cooling down...and it's only 12 o'clock. I would never admit it to dad but you can get loads done in a day if you get up early!
As the weather is so nice and it's my last day in Sydney I think I'm going to try and find my way down to Bondi Beach for some photo opportunities, sunbathing and maybe a cheeky swim.
Will try and get myself on some WiFi/computer tonight to put all my photos on my memory stick and email home.
Just got back to my room having been to Bondi this afternoon - On my way there I met two Italian guys Frank(?) and I guy who's name I can't remember. Both really nice so spent the afternoon with them chilling on the beach. Really glad I bumped into someone to do it with rather than being on my own again.
As for the beach it is really reaallly nice, it deserves it's famous tourist attraction status. As for the people on it - flipping heck. Genuinely couldn't get over how hot the Aussie girls are, it's ridiculous! Even without the tan they are something else. Thankgod for blacked out sunglasses!
Just going to have a shower now and then sort my stuff out before leaving for 'Spot X' tomorrow!