I wasnt going to update my journal for a few days but after spending too much money i had to keep away from the bar!
After having 4 hours sleep i got to sydney and with the time differeance it ment i would have a 26hr day as i arrived at 10am after a 3 hr flight (left auckland at 9am!). I got checked into my hostel no problem and the hostel is not bad. It has excellent facilities but it is a bit too commercial and they are not very flexable with requests, it is also a 30 min walk from the town centre (way too long for a lazy backpacker!)
My first day was spent getting to know the city and seeing where everything was, i was visited the Rock Museum. I didnt really want to see it but it started raining really heavily and it was a 30 min walk back so i had to wait for the rain to stop!
At night i eat in the hostel resteraunt and i had steak, chips and a beer for $10 (4 pound) Nothing like a good bargain! I then headed out to the local bar for some drinks with my dorm mates, a couple of english girls (i have yet to meet a girl thats not english in a hostel!) and an english guy. It was a quite night and i even managed to find another scottish guy!
Today was my first full day in Sydney and i set off after breakfast at 9am to the harbour. I did a cruise on a massive boat first and it was pretty good, you got some good views of the city and as i bought a sydney pass it was free! I then headed on another boat trip after that but this time on a fater boat and by faster i mean 1600 horse power jet boat! That was quite good fun, there were times when the boat was at about a 75 degree angle!
Then i headed to enquire about the harbour bridge climb and i ended up doing that as weel which is where all my money went! It took 3hrs 30 min and it was a unique experiance. You get to climb all the way to the top of the bridge and you get a great panoramic view from the top but its even better as you are not looking through glass all you have is a harnace and a hand rail! The weather was also perfect for climbing as well.
Tomorrow i will try and stick to the free things i get to do on my pass, and i plane to have some luch sittiing on the steps leading up to the opera house, just cause i can!. If i post another blog entry that means i spent way too much again!