Hi there Folks! Sorry for the long delay on our blog we have been very busy bees looking for work Sydney!! Anyway here goes.....
25th Sep 08
Today was a very much relaxing day for us. After hearing from the agency about a job he had found us in a Hotel/pub in the outback we looked at flights up to Mackay and realised we couldnt get up there until next wednesday we booked some more nights in our hostel then we decided that today Leanne & Rachel would travel to the koala sanctuary and Megan would stay in Brisbane for a relaxing day walking around the botanical gardens!! Leanne & Rachel had a fab time at the Koala place as they got to watch a presentation on them before being able to hold these Cute animals and having a pic taken! Leanne & Rachel did contemplate taking one home but thought this may not work so left them there to sleep and eat as that is all they seem to do!!! Megan had a very lovely day to herself wondering around Brisbane at her own pace watching the world pass her by whilst wondering around the Botanical gardens!!!
26th Sept 08
Today was a bit of a weird day as after walking into town to buy some work clothes for the pub/hotel we went back to the hostel and waved Rachel & Amy off on the Oz bus as they were off to Byron Bay!! This was all a bit strange as for the past 10 days we had all stayed together and now they were gone and it was back to the 2 of us!!! After popping into Peterpans to check our emails we bumped into Leah (Irish lass from Whitsundays boat) who asked us to go out with her for a few quiet drinks by the river so we thought what the heck and off we went!! After having a few drinks in a bar on the river we headed for the Pig & Whistle where we danced around and sang our little heads off until a bouncer promptly asked us to leave as he thought that one of the lads who was with us was on something!! Ooooppss so after a little arguement we left without force of course and headed for Leahs hostel (Tinbillys) for drinks! Again we done what we are known best for and drank cider all night danced our little socks off and sang till we sounded like horses!!! Nice!!! For the walk home back to our hostel we bought some munchies as it was such a long walk (NOT) and didnt think we would survive without food!!! Megan opting for Crisps and Leanne buying a pepper steak pie which made her eyes water all the way home as we never thought to buy a drink just grubb for our fat bellies!!! We were very proud of ourselves as this was our latest night to date in Oz making it to bed just after 2am check us out!!! We were like halks in the night!!
Not much to report today. After waking up and feeling very tired from our very late night we eventually mustered up the energy to visit the City Hall Museum of which believe it or not- told us the history of Brisbane! After messing about in here and finding some of the art work very funny we heard the church bells ring and so as Megan does she wondered outside to see who was getting married (like we would know???) Megan being Megan and loving weddings we both watched the Gorgeous Bride & Groom having their photos taken and megan clapping like she was a guest bless her! Very amusing for Leanne to watch! Who needs comedy when you can watch megan clapping at a wedding hey??? We then had a bit of a look around the shops before heading back to the hostel for the evening had tea then headed for the sack as we were very tired little girlies!!!
28th Sept 08
Today we headed for the botanical gardens where we took many pics of the lovely flowers and animals we found here along with the artwork which is dotted around the different parts of the gardens! After wondering for a bit we looked up to the gorgeous blue sky to find a plane spelling something out so we took a seat and waited to see what it was! After a while it appeared as "Marry me Gem" so us clowns as we are pretendedit was us for a few seconds to see if anyone would look over at us only to find no-one was interested at all! This we found was very rude and funny and as a result couldnt stop laughing! After our laughing fit had finished we bought an ice-cream then headed for southbank (over the river) to so what was on the other side to offer us travellers! We took many pics along the walk here aswell as when we arrived to find a lagoon with a man made beach here! To us this was a bit strange seeing people sitting on a beach with the city as their view! Very weird but beautiful all at the same time! We walked around for a short time before heading back to the city and heading back to our hostel for tea and bed! We are party animals as you can tell!!
29th Sept 08
Today our plans for the day was to sort out our backpacks ready for the move for our job on wednesday! We went to the Shopping mall to see if the Paraolympic team had arrived back from Bejing only to find they hadnt and were very disappointed not to have seen them as obviously we would have had very long chats with them about their time away from Oz!! so we headed to the post office where we posted some stuff home then decided after waisting a bit of time on the internet we should do some washing so we had clean clothes for the job. We had a starbucks today to treat ourselves as we craved chocolate and thought that actually drinking hot chocolate instead of actually eating chocolate is better for you!!!
30th Sept 08
Today is a day that will stay with us for a very long time indeed!!
After both getting up at a reasonable we headed for the shower. Megan being done before Leanne went back to the room and waited for her to finish. Leanne came back to the room to find Megan packing all her stuff into massive blue bags, after asking what was going on Megan informed her that the bites on our bodies where BEDBUGS! The cleaner was frantic at this point removing all the sheets from every bed and telling us to hurry up and get out of the room as it was contaminated and needed to be dealt with! In a bid of a daze after packing everything into bags we went down to reception where we were given 18$ each and told that all our clothes need to be washed again to get rid of the bedbugs and our backpacks had to be sprayed with some special spray. After all this before 11am we eventually met Numo & his daughter of which we had planned to spend the whole day together catching up on our travels! We caught the train to Southbank where we had a lovely curry and icecream for dessert and took a stroll around the area cathing up and laughing as usual! We then headed back to the hostel to move our clothes from the washing machine to the dryer only to find Leannes machine hadnt worked at all and hadnt even spun! So with dripping wet clothes in all our arms we formed a line and walked upto the next level of the hostel to find two washers free! Not funny! We then went shopping a bit to get some cream for our bites before heading to the art gallery. Here we took some very funny photos of us posing by some fruit and laughing a little too loud for an art gallery! Also why is it that at 22 we still find naked statues funny??? Have we grown up yet i hear you ask!!! The answer is no! After a lovely day we had to say bye to Numo and we headed back to the hostel for me to sort out my washing finally!! Whilst Megan was packing Leanne decided to put some cream on her bites only to find that when it dries on the skin it goes white and flakey making her look like she had either been painting or that she had been painted herself! we then went down stairs and had tea where leanne was getting some very strange looks from the other people in the kitchen of her patches of white cream flaking everywhere! Whilst still being stared at we sat down to the best travellers meal of beans on toast when Megans fork broke as she was cutting her toast!! We both burst into laughter crying and said that that just about summed up our day!