Sydney - Final Days
Trip Start Mar 17, 2005
124Trip End Mar 13, 2006
On this theme...we will tell you about our various "Easter" activities, although only a few of them would really have a focus on Christ's resurrection in our opinion.
*The Easter Show: this is a huge country fair that takes place at Olympic Park, where the 2000 Olympics were held. According to the paper, 100,000 people attended the day that we went, it was packed! Australians look like us, sound kinda like us but seem to like things a little different than us
*Darling Harbour Hoopla Festival: we weren't quite sure what this had to do with Easter, but we did enjoy ourselves there. Saw someone juggling a chain saw & knife. There was this group of Zimbabwe gymnasts that did these amazing stunts like building a pyramid of stairs 50 feet off the ground and did a few hand stands on it.
On Easter Day we attended two services, which we described as complete opposites. In the morning we went to Arthur's church that he is the interim pastor at. The congregation was around 20 people, average age 85 or so. They were the cutest group of people singing with all their hearts as loud as they could and were the kindest people.
Later that night we went to Hillsong Church, which has a very vibrant and young congregation
Yesterday we headed off on a 10KM (6 mile) walk from Manly Beach outside of town on the coastline to The Spit. We concluded that it was the most diverse walk that we have ever been on: beach, neighborhoods, eucalyptus forest, bushland, rock formations, and more. It was the scenic highlight of our trip so far and really enjoyed our time together exploring this four hour walk. Lots of hills and beaches, we are both pretty tired from it today. At the end of the day, we chowed down on steaks at the Oaks Pub (thanks for the recommendation Amber!) after our all day workout.
Heading off to Manila tomorrow and saying good bye to Sydney and hello to Asia for the next 3 and a half months!