Sunday, January 14, 2007
So Mike kindly walked me there and we went around Circular Quay. When we got there, I saw the most spectacular moonlit night. Words cannot describe... and the picture doesn't do it justice either. I was breathless... I couldn't believe me eyes. It was honestly the best way to end a whimsical adventure in Australia. Just thinking about it now send a rush through my body. I can't believe I was there. I can't believe I saw that all and got to live it for 6 months. My only regret is that I couldn't stay there forever *sigh*
I *heart* Sydney
Saturday, January 06, 2007
On New Years Eve, I met up with Dave and Kate and we camped out in front of the Opera House to wait for the fireworks. My friends Marcus and a fellow Chem Eng classmate, Varun joined us. Along with 2 girls that Dave and Kate met in Cairns. So we had a little group of people. We ate food, played cards and exchanged traveling stories the whole day. Thankfully it didn't rain and some people were annoying and rude (like pushing and shoving and there were a lot of people!) but despite all that, seeing the fireworks was breathtaking and unforgettable. I'd love to see them again. It was just amazing. There were 4 pontoons in the harbour in different locations, plus fireworks off the buildings in the city and of course, off the Harbour Bridge. I mostly took videos because the quality wouldbe better than pictures.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Boxing Day was spent being lazy. Went to the beach and it was cold, so I just curled up in my towel and fell asleep on the sand. Had a fun night that night at the hostel with fellow Canadians.
Then off to the little town of Nimbin with the two Mississauga boys (Eric and Mike) I had met. At night, Sean and Dave walked me to the lighthouse and I saw the most beautiful sunset of my life. It was breathtaking! A beautfiul way to end the most amazing 2 months of my life. See for yourself.
The boys walked me to the bus stop and saw me off for my overnight trip to Sydney. And here I am. In the big city... feels weird, sad and exciting. So much to do in the next week. Lots of people to catch up with, lots of partying to do and shopping! Next 2 things I'm looking forward to is NYE Fireworks over the bridge and spending time with David (before I see him again in a few months... *cries*).I can't believe it's almost over.... my god! 6 months went by in a flash!! I most likely won't update this until I'm back in Canada. So until then... Happy New Year and all the best.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Then I met up with Kate and Dave from England that I had met through the Swedish girls, who I met through Sophie, a Dutch girl on Whitsundays. (phew! It's 6 degrees of separation whilte traveling). We stayed in Brisbane in the same hostel and had a big night on Sunday at Down Under Bar. 6 or 7 pints later (but who's counting), I was told I had a good time! A nice late night snack with Team Sweden and a bit of a quieter night out the next day after wandering around Brisbane.... it's a beautiful city.
Traveled to Surfer's Paradise with them. And MY GOD! it is paradise. The beach stretches farther than i can see, the water is gorgeous and the night life is pretty good. Another big night out with at the Shack with Kate and Dave, Eric and Mike from Mississauga, who I met in Airlie Beach through Ben and Rhea who were on my Whitsunday trip! Also called up Elli from the boat trip who was in town, and we pre drank at the guys' hostel and then hit the town. Went to the Shack and got back late.
Next morning we went shopping and signed up for a Club Crawl. That started at 5pm, free drinks and food, and even bowling. We went to Shooters, Melbas, Strike Bowling, Shack and Bedroom. The last one was my favourite. Then as Dave and I were going to get Macca's, we ran into Eric and Mike on their own club crawl, so we joined their group and got into The Drink (free drink and all!) and stayed there. After a while, went to McDonald's and ran into Sepide, one fourth of Team Sweden. What a laugh!! So that's what been up.... Byron Bay tomorrow. And I can't believe it's almost Christmas... holy crap!!!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Now just chilling in Rainbow Beach where I went dolphin kayaking this morning. We were just a few meters away from about 20 dolphins which swam around us for a good half hour. So cool! But I got stung by a jelly fish tentacle that was on my life vest. Just burned by chin for a good hour or so, but I'm fine now. Damn that hurt and it was the tiniest piece of jelly fish - don't want to know how badly a full blown sting would hurt. Ouch!!
Going to Noosa tomorrow and I'll be chillin' on the beach for the next 3 weeks. It's going by way too fast!