We left Surfers Sunday morning to head for Byron Bay before heading on towards Sydney for Xmas. As we were on a bit of a time limit to get to Sydney we just spent the day in Byron rather than staying over night.
When we arrived into Byron we were just in time to catch the Shuttle to Nim Bin (the Australian version of our Amsterdam). First stop in Nim Bin was the local pub where the place stunk of weed - we were there not even 2 minutes and were already being offered every kind of smoke you could think of, not to mention cookies, cakes and everything else. Sorry for all you people (Mam and Dad) who probably don't really want to hear this but as it is the thing to do in Nim Bin and I am a tourist, I felt that I had to accept their Policy and have a smoke myself (ha ha). Check out the picture below of the stuff we were sold. As we were buying it from some random woman on the street (everybody just sells it on the street), there was a woman shouting "taxi out the back" which we realised later meant the police were around. Basically the day went a bit quiet from here as we were all stoned. The 1 hour 30 minute bus shuttle back was totally silent as every backpacker on the bus was totally stoned.
Sorry to all you people who disagree with this (anybody who knows me knows this is not an everyday thing for me) but we all complain about how muslims come into our country and don't abide with our rules and religions so I just felt that it would be rude not to fit into the rules and religions of Nim Bin.........
We arrived back into Byron later on that day and had 5 hours to wait for our bus to Sydney so we just camped in the bus stop and had lots of munchies. There is a picture of me camping in the bus stop below.
I probably won't get chance to write all my journal up until after Xmas now so I hope you all have a lovely Xmas and New Year and I hope you all received your cards. Lots of Love Steph xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx