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28th May 2003: So I arrive in Sydney, Australia, and I got a buzz as soon as the plane started to descend. The bright lights, the neon advertisements, the high rise buildings. It looked just like I was hoping it would, an exciting place with abnormal modern beauty. Arriving in Kingsford Smith Airport at 6am, I went through customs, and got stopped …
The coach got to Sydney around 8.30am. After feeling as though we were literally dumped outside the train station, I decided a taxi would be the best way to get to the hostel, since I didn't really know where it was, or how far. So I got a coffee and muffin in the station, then got a
I don't think the driver knew exactly where I …
Free breakfast in this hostel. Nothing special - just cornflakes and toast, but it is free. You have to pay a deposit for a mug here, so I paid and was able to make myself a coffee, also free. After breakfast, I planned out my day.
American Pie was just starting when I went downstairs after getting ready, so I watched some of that, then …
"Are you a tourist?"
"I can tell cuz you're smiling - no-one smiles around here."
Must be that weird smile I don't know I'm doing, like when I'm counting cutlery!
I was hoping to go to the beach today, but the weather was rubbish, so instead I went to Taronga Zoo, on the north shore. It's about 10mins by ferry, and you …
Today is my 18th day away from home. Feels longer.
So today, the weather still wasn't great, but I'd decided I was going to Manly this afternoon no matter what. I started the day by going to the used bookshop up the road and buying two books. I then took a wander through the main strip of Kings Cross (I'm actually on the outskirts). This …