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8 februari 2014
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Let me describe my situation for you guys. I am sitting on a rooftop in the middle of Sydney wearing my hippie trousers and lennon sunglasses. It's almost seven and still 30 degrees outside. The sky is crystal clear and on the buildings around me Australian flags are dancing in the wind. I am by myself, actually alone for the first time in 18 days and can hardly keep my eyes open. Planes are flying in and out and I remember the day I flew over here. I feel sorry for the ones that are flying out. If it was upto me I would never leave this country. But wait, it is up to me. I can do whatever I want whenever I want, it's the real life over here. I go where I want to go, see who I want to see, pay for what I want to pay and do what I want to do. I've never been so lucky.
And what have I done and seen? Last time I wrote I was about to see Nienke, a face from back home. We had the best time exploring Sydney. I saw her friends, school, and house. What a life she is living over here...
So I'm not on my one anymore, aussie guys on a bachelor party. Hostel life, not a moment of privacy. Can I borrow your lighter? Oooh you're from Holland! Do you guys like smoke weed everyday there? Haha. That's all they know about us. But why have you got such a British accent? Are you a pom (people of motherland)? You're only eighteen? Naaa don't believe it. She's only eighteen bro! Yeah the aussies. Anyway, continue.
Said goodbye to Nienke and next was Manly! Ferry through the harbour, walk along a beautiful beach and then lunch with Charlotte. So lovely to see you and hear all your stories. You had that glow of a traveller, everyone has it over here. A big pernament smile. Spent my last days in Sydney chilling out with my British gang. Kate, Sophie, Annabel, Verity and Trina (Denmark). You guys made my week. Hanging out in parks, eating fro yo (hell yeah) and last but not least celebrating Australia day with Kiwi's in Darling Harbour, funny story. 20 bucks entry for every bar, not going to happen in the backpacker way of life, so we went in through the back door. Live music and fireworks like you wouldn't believe. Got a real New Zealand Haka out of it too, what a show, he may be proud. 'Excuse my nipples' and the shirt came off. What a day, what a week, Sydney has it all.
Hey got a beer of the Aussie guys! Thanks mate! Yeah have a beer but you'll have to have a 'yaan' with us. Slang for conversation. So yeah I'll be back in a minute, or something.
So it's been an hour. And I'm a little drunk. Oh well at least it's on beer this time not goon haha. Next part: we all moved to bondi! What a place. That's where I met Rachael, James and Ben. The most lovely, funny and amazing people. I've only known them for a week but it feels like so much longer. Lovely bondi days of snorkeling, hanging out on the beach, and telling life stories. Just said goodbye to them, they're off to byron bay, I won't be long guys. Coming after ya! I can't possible write down everything we experienced in bondi, although my skinny dipping experience is worth mentioning. Just because the guy at the hostel taught me something I won't ever forget. Apparently the australians call midnight on beaches feeding time for the sharks. And trust me they're out there. Whitnessed a shark alarm on the beach the next day. Everyone running out of the water! Might be in the background of bondi rescue somewhere. Fireworks!! It's a saturday and Darling Harbour is up and running! A Dutch guy next to me just arrived and is taking pictures on his phone. For me it's a routine already. The Australians do know how to get fireworks right. It still amazes me.
Next experience was surfcamp, what a week. I am addicted to the whole surfer experience. 4 hours of surfing each day (six on wednesday) didn't want to get out of the water, was finally standing up! Great meals, new
friends and stereotype but absolutely georgous surf instructors. Yeah, life's not so bad over here. A beautiful trainride back to sydney followed, passing beaches with pacific waves slamming against the cliffs, dad you would have loved it. When I was talking about jam packed days I wasn't kidding. After meeting Rachael back at the hostel and a few hours of sleep we got on a bus to the blue mountains. After a massive coffee to fight tired red eyes and a stop to see the famous three sisters, aching muscles from 5 days of surfing didn't matter anymore. You should have seen us, abseiling down cliffs and waterfalls. Rach I think you're safe to say you're officially over you're fear of hights. I'm proud of you. After litterally using my arms to lift my leggs up the countless steps back to the top of the mountain, taking in the last astonishing views and I comfy busride back I've finally found some time to be tired.Time to look back on the last two weeks and smile. I'm going to finish my beer and figure out the rest of my plans. They might have to change completely, for a reason I can't tell you yet. I'll keep you updated. I promiss. I'll say one thing, I'll have to be mad to leave this place. Ever.
8 februari 2014 23:09 | Door: Charlotte Hoekstra