Things haven’t gone to plan since we arrived. We were meant to be staying in a suburb of Sydney, however when we arrived our accommodation had been double booked so we had to go elsewhere. Luckily Jack’s cousins live in the Sydney basin and we were able to go and stay with them. Unfortunately this means we haven’t spent as much time in Sydney as we were hoping. We did still manage to do some exploring, walking to the Harbour Bridge, spying the Opera House, before spending the day burning in true British style on Bondi Beach. We are planning on spending some more time in Sydney we are just unsure of when it will be but I will be sure to share when we do!
One of the things I had read was happening in Sydney to celebrate the Chinese New Year, was the display of the Lanterns of the Terracota Army. They stood at Dawes Point under the Harbour Bridge and during our exploration of the city we stumbled across them. Unfortunately we didn’t make it back to see them fully lit at night but even during the day they were an impressive sight to see. Like many other visitors we walked between the brightly coloured soldiers, posing for photos before heading back into the city.
G’day! I knew it would take some time before I got back into the swing of things again but I didn’t think it would take me this long, it must be the casual Aussie lifestyle rubbing off on me. We safely arrived in Sydney on the 11th of February and spent the first few days adjusting to the time difference and recovering from our monster journey. The first Saturday was Valentine’s day and Jack’s birthday, so to celebrate we headed to Chinatown, where the celebrations for the Chinese New Year were beginning. The Lunar Feasts took part through Chinatown, Thaitown and Koreatown in the city. Tables were set out in the street and we dined on street food before wandering the city in search of a schooner of beer or two.
Today is the day… We have been planning to make the trip to the other side of the world for a couple of years but first I had to finish my degree. My degree is now finished, we’ve saved money from working, quit our jobs, received our visas and packed our bags. Now at 2pm this afternoon we begin our journey to Australia, where we plan to travel as much as we can, whilst doing some work so we don’t use all our savings!
We are hoping to see as much of Australia as we can fit in and look forward to sharing our adventures with you on this blog. You will have to bear with us as we settle into a routine and get a blogging schedule sorted. This was just a quick hello before we leave, we have a mega 30 hours(!!) of travel ahead of us, which includes a hefty stopover at Abu Dhabi (hello duty free!). Next time we talk to you we will be in Sydney!! Catch ya later mate!