A rainy day in sydney meant only one thing, an educational day so i headed up to the hyde park barrocks museum! The building is a world heritage site and was built by the convicts themselves as lodgings! The Earl grey programme was set up in Ireland to ship orphans out to Sydney due to the financial crisis and famine! These young people also slept at the barracks until they found work! The convicts, some of them emancipists (ex convicts), slept in a tightly packed room of hammocks! In 1981, archaeologists discovered hundreds of items buried below the site that were originally scavenged by the rats!
I then met up with the frenchies from Byron bay and we had a picnic in Hyde park where we were nearly eaten alive by pigeons and long beaked things by the side of a large chess board! This was the first time they had ever tried chicken and stuffing sandwiches, thank god I got my own way and we weren't sampling snail wraps, uuurrggghhh! They are both still trying very hard to learn English although I believe they have improved since we first met!
We went for a look around st marys cathedral which told the story of Jesus on paintings around the impressive building that rivals st pauls!!! After saying a little prayer 'that Fiji isn't in a natural flood disaster state by the time I arrive', we headed to parliament! There we saw the upper parliament rooms and the house of commons room that were once visited by prince Charles and twice by queen Elizabeth!
Tonight me and John stayed over at his friends multi million dollar pad! We had the most beautiful French meal, Pernod prawns and salad and chocolate taut! The swimming pool is only metres away from their speed boat in the sea at the end of the garden! 6 bottles of Pinot later and John believes i must have the Hyde of a cow, being able to ride a horse for longer than an hour without getting blisters ha ha! Slight contrast to the hostels!