Trip Start Dec 15, 2006
64Trip End Dec 2007
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Friday was a lazy day and I was still trying to recover
Saturday, April 14th. I went back into Peterpans Adventure Travel and purchase a dive course, 4 X 4 tour of Fraser Island and a 3 day sailing cruise of the Whitsunday Islands. These are fairly typical attractions for all backpackers and it did take a huge chunk out of the wallet but I'm told it is essential while you are here. From there, I took a stroll down George Street to The Rocks. It is an old area of town with some of the oldest buildings in Australia. It was gorgeous and I saw 3 different wedding parties getting their photos taken. We went out for a late dinner on Crown St. Thai food again, it was delicious! We went to Scubar that evening. It is a real backpackers bar but my friend from high school, Sam Schroeder was there. It was great to see him, catch up, he is in law school here. Another friend from Trek was also there, Nick Menzies. He is all grown up, as I hadn't seen him in about 7 years
Sunday I got picked up just before 11am to go to a dance workshop with Michelle who I met at UCA camp. Her daughter, Kareeba, was participating so we went to see what it had to offer. It was a great day with tons of dancers there. The instructors were from the US and seemed awesome! I wish I could have participated but I didn't know it was going on! We also ran into Pip, a member of the University of Sydney Cheer Team, who we also met at UCA camp. She was preparing for practice so I went and watched and helped a little with their practice. I was fairly exhausted by the end of the day and happy to get home to relax!
Monday April 15th was a total write off. I just didn't want to do anything so I hung with Calvin in the apartment for the day. Writing in my journal, sorting out travel plans and just relaxing! It was nice!
Tuesday I was little more motivated and decided to walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge! First I made a stop at Peterpan again to purchase my 2 month bus tickets to get up the east coast. Plans are getting for solidified
April 17th was a big day. I sorted out more travel plans, where I was going to stay and such on my first stop. I then grabbed a bus to Coogee Beach which is the major beach south of Bondi. There is a 6km walk from Coogee to Bondi that I wanted to do, there it was! It was a great day for it, not too hot and sunshine! The beaches were awesome with people swimming, surfing, snorkling and having a good time. I spent some time haning on Bondi at the end of the walk, writing in my journal and realxing. Then home again for yummy food and sleep time!
Thursday April 18th: Needed to get a few things done for my trip. Sarah and I went out for breakfast at my favortie spot in Sydney: Taste. They have the best yogurt and berries. It is so good! I stayed for a bit there, wrote some post cards and such before heading to enquite about a booster vaccine for when I go to Thailand and then about working (yes, I might have to bite the bullet and actually find a job....) at the Travellers Contact Point
Today: Friday. Heading up the coast tonight on the overnight bus. I'm pretty excited but I am going to miss Calvin and Sarah. I've had a great time staying with them here. I have to go back to the Thai Consulate to finish up on my visa and then we think there is a Canucks game on at 3pm. Wooooooooo hooooooo! I hope it works out!
Sydney has been very enjoyable! I'll be back in June for a few more days before I head to Thailand. Sarah and Calvin have been great hosts!