Arriving Down Under
Trip Start Apr 10, 2005
90Trip End Dec 09, 2006
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Where I stayed
Being organised for once meant a shuttle bus was just a phone call away and would take us straight to our hostel, Pinkhouse (it's a big pink house) in Kings Cross, a recommendation from a bloke we had met in Laos all those months ago. Once checked in to our room (no stinky dorms for us) we swapped our trainers for our flip flops (or thongs as they are better known here) and went out in the spring sunshine to explore the city we would be living in for the next 3 to 4 months.
Kings Cross is better known for being Sydney's red light district (think Soho in London)-it has a strange mix of prostitution, strip joints, stylish & trendy bars and restaurants and backpacker hostels galore
We hadn't planned on doing any sightseeing on our first day in Sydney, we have months to do that but after a 'walk about' (ha ha) with no map, there it suddenly was in front of us, we had stumble upon the famous Sydney Opera House - it looks even more fantastic in real life and it's huge! Just to the right of it over the glistening blue harbour water was the Harbour Bridge - wow the two biggest attractions on our first day. Excited as we were to be in Sydney though the reality had hit us, it's now time to get a job and start earning some Aussie dollars to help with funding the rest of this trip.