Hello again. I have only paid for 30 short minutes so I will have to make this blog as detailed but short as possible.
So a lot has happened since the last blog, internet here is a bit steep on the money scale so I can't afford too much talk time.
So since I last updated I have been to Fraser Island (Worlds largest Island made entirely of sand) and Australia Zoo (home of Steve Irwin) Both AMAZING places. But Fraser Island first.
Such a scenic place first of all, an island covered in fresh water lakes, sand dunes and rainforests, how could it not be beautiful! My favorite part was this crystal clear creek that was like a slow river, you could just drift! The lakes were beautiful too, and the weather was good, except for one super rainy patch but as I was soaked I decided I might as well go swimming. Met some excellent people and ate like a pig as I had paid for all you can eat buffets. On the last day there were only 3 of us so our guide managed to swing getting us a 4 x 4 which made the experience just that little bit more personal. Saw all sorts of creatures too. Wild dingos, lizards and a dead snake; not so nice. But al in all Fraser Island is definatley a recommended trip!
Australia Zoo has been one of the highlights of my Australian trip. As everyone knows Austrlia is prided on it's wildlife, hense places like the Great Barrier Reef being a must see in this country. Well, I certainly saw some interesting critters. I wanted to do an animal encounter, so pay some money and get a first hand/hands on look at the animals but the cheapest was $20 to see farm animals, but I have plenty of friends in the UK with their own pigs and cows etc. Anyway, the most expensive was tigers, $500, firck me! Then I spotted that you could by kangeroo feed and that there was an open enclosure wjrre you could feed the wallabies and kageroos! Which was perfect, got plenty of snaps and it was definatley something I won't be forgetting anytime soon. You could also "pat" a koala, which was pretty damn cool. Oh and nearly forgot, hand fed elephants too! You think that's all of it, well one last thing. You could get photos of yourself holding animals, snakes, koalas etc, anyways, I wanted to do it but $20 for one photo, jeez! I was hanging around though, watching a family get their photo taken holding a massive python! And after some hovering they came up to me and handed me a voucher for a free photo as they were members at the zoo! So that's right, I held a beasty snake and got snapped for free! So you can see why the zoo ended up at the top of my list of amazing experiences.
I am currently in Sydney, and just bumped into someone I was in Primary, Secondary and Sixth form. Crazy small world! I got off the airport train ($15, dear as) and expected it to be nice and easy to find the hostel, which it was, if I had the right directions. What should have taken me 15 mins, maybe less, took me 45 minutes, not nice in the crappy weather with a 20kg backpack. I am certainly looking forward to my Sydney Harbour bridge walk tomorrow which should be amazing. But we shall see. I don't think there is much else I need say. Hope everyone is well. Until next time.