hey all, i ve finally left sydney! my last few weeks there were a bit mental, had some issues with our evil flatmate so moved out and into a hostel in kings cross for 2 weeks. it was so much fun being back in a hostel again, especially in kings cross cos theres so much going on there! the 1st stop after sydney was port macquarrie a wee town about 7 hours to the north, only stayed there 1 night to break up the journey, but stayed in a really friendly little hostel and then went to a koala hospital there before getting on a bus again (awww, so cute!!). next stop was byron bay for a few days. its such a great laidback town. spent a day in a hippy village, nimbin which is quite a crazy place! now im in queensland in surfer paradise and had my 1st surf lesson yesterday. it was quite hard work, but amazing and i actually mangaed to stand up on my board, go me!! am in quite a serious amoung of pain now though, my body clearly is not used to exercise!anyway, off to brisbane tomorrow...