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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sydney, we’ll miss you.