We travelled through the night for about 14 hours. Gina and I have previously done an overnight Greyhound bus before so we knew what to expect. It's not an enjoyable bus journey to say the least. We travelled for half an hour and then stopped briefly for a break and to grab some food. After this stop we travelled straight through the night. It was such a long bus journey. The driver put a film on for us to watch and then afterwards we tried to get some sleep. I can never get to sleep on planes or buses so I really struggled even though I was feeling really tired from getting up really early for the sunrise trip this morning. I could see that Gina was struggling to sleep as well. I looked round and saw that Josefine and Cecila were fast asleep. We stopped briefly in Coffs Harbour for a driver change and then again in Newcastle to drop people off. Gina and I wanted to visit these places but we don't really have time plus we wanted to be in Sydney a week before Christmas to get settled. We arrived in Sydney around 10.45am and was dropped off at Central Station after crossing over Sydney Harbour Bridge. I looked to my left on the bridge and smiled as I saw the Opera House and Circular Quay. It was just how it looked when I saw it in January 2007. I was so excited to be back in Sydney again as there are still loads more things here to see and visit. I only spent five nights in Sydney when I came here three years ago so didn't get to see everything. Plus Sydney is a massive city compared to most places in Australia so everywhere is so spread out. We said goodbye to Josefine and Cecila as they are heading on to the Blue Mountains and we won't see them again now. We walked to Central Station and caught a train to North Sydney. It was only four stops and then waited for Bruce's mum Jessie to arrive outside the train station. It was raining which was very surprising especially as we had loads of sunny weather travelling down the East Coast. It was a little disappointing. Jessie was very kind to come and pick us up from the train station and take us to Bruce and Alex's apartment as they are both in the UK for Nick and Maddie's wedding. It was a short drive to Wollstonecraft near Crows Nest where the apartment was. Jessie showed us to the apartment and then left us to it. The apartment is really nice and spacious and we both have our own room. Nice to sleep in a double bed again as well. We have a bathroom each so no more fighting to use it anymore, TV to watch and internet to use. This is luxury to us compared to being in hostels. The apartment has a balcony which we can sit out on and can use the BBQ anytime. The apartment is located in a really nice area as well close to all public transport and shops and restaurants. We are both very lucky that Bruce and Alex have let us stay here. We are only paying $125.00 per week as well which is so good. We got settled and then had a walk to the supermarket Woolworths for food supplies. Crows Nest where the supermarket is located is only a 5 minute walk. We took the shopping back to the apartment. I checked the post box outside of the apartment block and there was an envelope inside addressed to me. I opened it up and it was a Christmas card from my mum, her partner Colin and my brother Tim wishing me a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Inside the card was $30 for my Christmas present. Thanks Mum. Then we went to get some sleep as we both hadn't slept much on the Greyhound bus journey. We woke up around 9.45pm and cooked pasta for dinner. Then we went to bed. We were supposed to be going out tonight for Kara's birthday, a girl that Gina met on her Contiki tour in America who lives in Sydney but we were both really tired and just wanted to sleep.