02.01.2009 - 06.01.2009
Firstly I'll start with Bondi beach which was a complete flop!! I was not impressed as it was cloudy and cold (cold for Oz anyway before I start getting the abuse!).. It took me and my roomies an hour and a half to get there and we lay on the sand for 20minutes before giving up and going shopping then home again!! The sand was whiter than white though which was pretty amazing!! i'll be back when it's sunny!!
Before that though I manged to speak to travel advisor and I booked a 9day trip from Alice Springs to Darwin doing all the touristy sites on the way including Ayers Rock and Katherine Gorge and much more!! I fly to Alice Springs on Wednesday (tomorrow)..
Friday night i met a couple girls from Devon who were planning Manly beach the next day and invited me along of which I accepted without hesitation however Saturday morning didn't look to great and after the big flop of Bondi I wasn't prepared for the same so after apologising to the girls who were positively thinking it would get better (which it didn't may I add!) i went to the Darling Harbour Aquarium and the Wildlife Park.. I had i really nice afternoon seeing animals I have never even heard of before from fish, to bugs, to reptiles to cute cuddly koalas!! There was a baby koala too which was fuzzy and gorgeous!! I also got to see kangeroos for the first time which was pretty cool..
I stayed in Sydney Saturday night and went early to Gosford the next day to my Aunty Susie's and Peter's.. They very kindly picked me up from the station and I went back to theirs.. It was a truly amazing house.. The very energetic dogs, Harley and Oliver, the pool, the spa, the garden, the rooms, oh, and the people weren't too bad either (hehe, only joking!!), they were amazing!!! I had a wicked stay over the next couple days with them and went around a lot with my cousin Geraldine which was really nice.. I had a lovely steak BBQ the first night cooked by the best BBQist (uncle Peter!) and the second evening I went out for a nice Mexican of which we all definately ate too much!!
That night we went in the spa in the evening with all the colours changing and under the stars which was quite an experience!! Before coming back this afternoon we went for another swim which Harley loves and I now have scrathes everywhere were he thinks he's still a little puppy who can climb on you and be held!! lolz.. good fun though!!
I am now back in Sydney in a grubby hostel which was a real slap in the face after the life of luxury!! lolz.. My flight is tomorrow and i'm very excited for the next part of my trip (now thanks to family I have been prepared with much more suitable clothing, footwear and suitcase-THANK YOU!)..
Love to all..
Kim x x x