Kat and Em's Travels
Friday 8th December Had a productive morning sorting out our plans such as finding out about ways to get around New Zealand and booking our bus and sorting out a train to the Blue Mountains. We decided to go on Sunday as today was Adam's last day before flying home to England so we wanted a big night out. Met up with the boys as they knew Sydney quite well and said they'd give us the tour. First we went to Paddy's Market where stop number one was curry house Adam insisted on showing us. Best in the world by the sounds of it. But we didn't go there. Next we went to Darling Harbour to see the boats and the skyline and you can also see the Opera House and bridge from there, although not the best views. Walked down to Star City as we wanted to go into the casino but they wouldn't let us in because we were wearing thongs (flip flops). Stopped off at Subway for lunch, it's a backpacker favourite. Then walked over to The Rocks, an area full of bars and on to the opea house where we took lots of pics and had better views of the bridge. Kat was not so impressed with it, she prefered the opera house. Then went for a beer. Yes we are what Vikki and Hayley call us - flashpackers! Went back to the hostel via Woolworths (big supermarket here) and Liquorland (think you can guess). Went to Scruffy Murphys for a $5 steak, was OK as cheap steak goes! Ended up back at the hostel bar which is really nice and big and stayed all night. Started on the cocktails. Had a dance, then a few more. Matt did his small person dance on his knees, hahaha! It was one of those nights where you say "ah this is my favourite song" to every song! Managed to cut my foot on some glass. Adam disappeared cos he couldn't find a girl and didn't come back! Saturday 9th December Woke up quite late but no hangovers, pretty impressive! Decided to go to the markets as there are plenty of them in Sydney on Saturdays. But only made it to one, and didn't buy anything! We weren't really in the shopping mood so walked into the centre with the aim of seeing what we'd missed the day before. Stumbled across the Queen Victoria building which was amazing inside and had the biggest Christmas tree ever which was decorated in Swarovski crystals! Went for a coffee to wake up at Gloria Jeans, it's like Starbucks. We really are flashpackers! Then went to Hyde Park. Kat has written we saw the tower in this note book so yeah we saw the tower. But what's that?! And St Mary's Cathedral. Bumped into the lads on our way back to the hostel. Went for a farewell drink. When Adam left we booked ourselves tickets to see Babes in the Wood at the opera house on 23rd. We really want to go and it was the only thing we fancied. I think it's panto and they've based it in Australia, not sure where it was originally based. Then went to get our photos put onto disk as I'd had a scare earlier that day and thought I'd deleted everything on my camera! Got back to the hostel quite late after getting carried away with the emails.