17.01.2008 25 °C
Hello everybody!!!! It's me again, checking in from Sydney! This is possibly one the most interesting and overwhelming cities I've ever seen. I'm enjoying it! We left Port Maquarie at a painful 5 am to catch the bus out here. As the bus rides go, this one was pretty uneventful. It was 7 hours long, but since we were essentially comatose for most of it, it didn't seem nearly so bad! Pulling into Sydney was pretty much amazing, and it was the total cliche... pulls up over a hilltop and the city comes into view, complete with the Opera House sitting on the sparkling harbor looking out over the bridge. Yeah... pretty sweet!
When we arrived into the Sydney transit centre, we unloaded our stuff and stood there looking dazed for a little while. We gave the hostel a ring, and they cheerfully informed us that even though they had advertised free pick-ups, it was just easier for everybody if we hopped the train from platform 24 to King's Cross Station and walked the rest of the way. Um... great. We did manage to find the right terminal, purchase appropriate tickets, and get lodged in the turnstiles because of our backpacks. And let me tell you... wandering around Sydney in 30 degree heat with 12 kilos on your back is hot and sweaty work! But we were victorious, and here we are!!!
This internet cafe is the best yet... mostly because they are only charging us $1 per hour. That rocks so much! Unfortunately, there's no USB port, so photos of our Sydney adventures will have to wait. Tomorrow we head out to Canberra. Maybe I'll be able to post photos then. We shall see!
Anyways... that's about all I have for now! I know some of you have asked for my next possible mailing address, but honestly I'm not even sure what that will be. Right now we're staying a max of three days at random places, of which we tend to decide two or three days before we get there. If we settle longer somewhere I'll let you know! I'll talk again soon, I'm sure! I've got more good pictures to show you!