Jul 14, 2002
Dec 17, 2007
. After lunch Berni and I headed to Sydney Harbour Bridge, got dressed up in Boiler suits and harnesses, and climbed the bridge. It was scary on the grating lower down, when you could see the water below, but near the top the steps were solid and you could see for miles. The skyline and the opera house were amazing, and we even saw the Blue Mountains in the distance. Back down on the ground we headed to the Shangri-La hotel, a VERY posh hotel with a bar on the 31st floor. There we had cocktails and looked at the twinkling lights on the bridge and the opera house, which were now lit up because it was dark. Then Paul met us and we all had dinner. Tomorrow I am spending the day with Molly.
I really inderstand why people love it here. Everyone is friendly and chatty, people say hello to you on the street when they don't know you, the weather is gorgeous, the food is yummy, there is little litter, no random kids in hoodies on the street corners and everyone is so much more laid back - noone hurries anywhere. I won't want to leave....
I got to Sydney after another 7 hour flight, and arrived early yesterday morning. My uncle Paul picked me up from the airport and drove me to his flat, where I had a much needed shower. Then Berni (my aunt) and I headed into town for lunch. We sat on Circular Quay, just next to the opera house and ate yam crisps (yummy!) before wandering around the opera house, which looks just like a white armadillo, with scales and everything. We saw the bridge across the harbour and even a shoal of jellyfish in the water. After lunch we wandered up to Hyde Park and to the shopping area, where we were when news broke that Steve Irwin died. It was all over the news and everyone was talking about it. Later Paul, Berni and I headed to the Rocks, and area just under the bridge, for dinner,and we could see the opera house all lit up. I ate kangaroo (yummy, like beef), and crocodile (ok, like chicken). That evening I slept very well, due to having missed out the whole of sunday. I woke up today and Berni and I headed out to see Molly (Berni's daughter) for lunch. I had watermelon and summer berry juice (the aussie's are big on their juices) and was amazed by Molly's Australian accent (she moved here 2 years ago)