Helloo guys! i hope this works...
So, we have been in Sydney 3 days and so far are absolutely LOVING IT!! our first day consisted of napping on a bean bag in the hostel until we felt alive enough after the terrible flight to venture outside the hostel. Once we did we felt much better and managed to do quite a lot! First we set out to find the opera house and got quite excited when we succeeded! (sydney is actually quite easy to navigate.) It was stunning, i wasn't expecting it to live up to all the hype but it really does, as does the harbour bridge, which we haven't climbed yet but do intend to soon! I think this whole thing started to feel real when we saw these two things, they're something you see on tv and hear so much about but seeing them in the flesh is something else. Jo got sunburned just walking around!
After such an eventful day we slept for a good 12 hours (jet lag really sucks) ready for a walking tour of the main beaches in sydney. this was great and a really good way to see how everything connects up here. Our final stop was Bondi, which again lives up to the hype that surrounds it! We were quite upset in the morning when we were informed it was a "clear but cold" day, but it was sooo hot! The aussies obviously dont fully understand "cold" in the way we brits do (snowing in march anyone?!). Its 25 degrees, apparantly thats cold!! Like i said we are loving it!!
Today was another beach day, bondi again (yes matthew we did go in the sea but i was assured there were NO sharks around and was careful to keep inside the flags although the sea did steal my sungalsses). Its hot but not uncomfortably so, we dont seem to be geting any more tanned though, we're sun screening it up every few hours though! Or maybe its just that everyone is so much browner than us, we feel very english and pasty! the hostel we're staying in is really cool, so glad we got our own room for the first week tho, just while we get our bearings. The people are lovely here, the ones who work here and the guys staying here.
Basically lots fun is being had but we are missing you all lots. We're going to the aquarium tomorrow and gonna check out Manly next week to look for possible places to stay/work. Update soon! x x x