Hyde Park Backpackers
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... moves. The other evening I watched a pick-up soccer game in the park played by guys who I swear were more skilled than the U.S. Olympic team (I know, what do I know, but they really did look good). I don't know how boxing figures in Sydney or Australia culture, but at the normally empty gym that Jonathan and I use there are typically 50 or so people, ranging in age from 5 to 50, taking a boxing class at 6 AM. Maybe I'll try it once I recover from ...
... and 4 British girls who were friends already. Everyone sat in the living area and they didn't really make an effort to chat to me. I kept joining in the conversation but they didn't seem to bothered with me being there. They were all around my age, had travelled Asia and moved to Australia within the last few months, I thought they'd be really friendly and like me I guess but they just weren't. Infact, one of them took some time to chat to me and she was pretty nice, she ...
... and walk further. We went to the Anzac War Memorial and then wandered up to the fountain where there was a street artist blowing bubbles at kids. Like they do in any other city in the world! We then headed towards the entrance to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and stopped in the art gallery. I'm not a huge art fan (because I don't always get it) but I'm happy to look around a free gallery. You can't say no to free stuff! There was however a paid part of the library that ...
... cabinet as testimony of having reached the summit which made it look incredibly appealing and stuck the leaflet into our bags.
As we headed back into the centre I had read about the "555 Free Loop Bus" and managed to see it heading toward us, where we jumped off only to be told to get off 2 stops later and wait for the next one that didn't show.
We gave up but got a different bus home using the Opal cards we had just bought, and called it a night.
... mit uns herum schleppten. Aber wir können behaupten, mal in Sydney gewesen zu sein.
Am Flughafen kam der traurige Abschied, schließlich waren wir 2 Monate lang zusammen gereist und hatten unglaublich viel erlebt. Für mich ging es weiter nach Hawaii, für Xaf' nach Neuseeland.
Wir waren durch ganz Australien gereist, von Perth entlang der Westküste nach Darwin, einmal quer durchs Zentrum und Richtung Osten bis Sydney. Sogar in Tasmanien waren wir gewesen ...