sydney harbour

Meeting Mates in Sydney

24th May 2016

Our stay in Sydney was short. Too short in fact. After our experience in Borneo, visiting friends in Australia was exactly what we were looking for. We had always intended to stay in Australia for around a month and travel the country, but having overstayed and over-spent in Asia 10 days in Sydney would be all we would see of the country. We will have to come back.

That being said, our time there was amazing, seeing a fantastic city with brilliant friends; old and new. It was brief and flew by in a flash but we had a lot of fun and got some cracking photos.

Bondi Beach

Bondi beach

First up seeing Laura who we hadn’t seen since she left Brighton and moved out here a few years ago was awesome. We’ve missed her loads back in the UK and we stayed with her for a week whilst she gave up her bedroom and slept on the living room floor. What a ledge. Laura shared her Sydney life with us taking us on a couple of big nights out and we got to know her friends and lovely flatmates Maria and Leon (big thanks to them for letting us stay as well).

Manly beach

Manly beach

skateboarding in sydney

Action shot. Julie took this.

Australian Surf Open on Manly beach

Australian Surf Open on Manly beach

julie khan

Having lunch in Manly

sydney beaches

Sydney is really stunning

sydney harbour

Feeding sashimi to the birds. Thats how we roll.

sydney harbour

Our mate joined us for the trip

Australian White Ibis

The Australian White Ibis

sydney beaches

Not bad for a city beach

Classic Australian advice

Classic Australian advice

On one afternoon Laura and her friend Paulie took us out on Paulie’s boat  into Sydney harbour.  It was a ripper of an arvo. Sunnies on, thongs on we headed to the bottle-o and loaded up on wine and a slab of stubbies, filled the esky and headed out onto the water. That’s enough Australian for now,  I’ll go back to the Queen’s English.

Paulie's boat sydney

Out on Paulie’s boat

It was a cracking day though and Paulie and Laura were superb. We pulled into the Sydney fish market (which is amazing and a must visit) and pretty much bought all the fish they had before eating it outside the Prime Minister’s house near the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

sydney harbour

The four of us

julie khan

Julie getting splashed

julie khan laura manerowski

Having fun in Sydney harbour

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Julie

Julie

wine in sydney harbour

Booze cruise

laura manerowski

Laura

Paulie Pearce

Paulie

sam and julie backpacker honeymoon

Sydney harbour bridge behind us

julie khan

Glamorous

We also managed to meet up with other emigrated friends from Brighton and London seeing Simon Metcalfe, Chris Richardson, Dan Richardson and Tommy Wilkins, Laura’s brother who kindly hosted us for 3 days.

sam and julie backpacker honeymoon

The guys on the beach

Sydney harbour

Julie having a swim, watching for sharks.

Sydney harbour

Laura and Paulie

Sydney harbour

The guys on the beach

As I said it flew by, but although this probably sounds ridiculous, it was like having a holiday from travelling and enabled us to recharge our batteries for our next trips.

simon metcalfe

Catching up with Simon

Sydney, we’ll miss you.

1 comment

  1. Comment by Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Reply 25th May 2016 at 11:13 am

    Lovely that you got to spend time with the old crew. xx

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