Sunday, 30 October 2011

Gold Coast

I havent updated in a few weeks as its been hard to get any internet access for long enough!! Now were Brisbane it should be easier. I have been keeping a diary in the mean time so hopefully wont have forgotten anything.
We left NSW and got to Queensland at the end of September, and stayed with two lovely lads from Leics that I knew, Ben and Ryan. They had a lovely apartment and introduced us to loads of their friends, so we met some really nice people. Got to know the area really well and we hope to go back there one day to find work next year. We had a few adventures while we were there, many nights out and many many units of alcohol!! The best thing about the Gold Coast is the 27km beach which we spend a LOT of time on! We keep getting complements for our tans - 'look at the colour on you, bitches!!' hahaha! Anyway, our plans at the moment are to continue up the coast as we were, and stop off in all the wild places on the way. Ive heard that Queensland is lovely so were really excited. We still have a lot of tours and adventures booked so have lots to look forward to, like the Whitsundays. This is the last city we'll be in, from here upwards all the stops (around ten or so) are all little towns and villages which is nice.
Were thinking about changing our flight to Sydney to a couple of days before Xmas instead of the 10th so that we have a couple more weeks to spend travelling, and it will be cheaper. We have friends that we'll be spending Xmas with on Bondi beach so cant wait! After the new years party we were thinking about renting a camper van and driving to Melbourne for a couple of weeks before I meet Grandad in Sydders; maybe do the great ocean road. Still undecided!
Brisbane is fairly boring so far, its abit like being back in leics and theres no beach which is shite. But our hostel seems cool, were sharing in a 20 bed dorm..... should be interesting!!! theres a bar next door where everyone goes an they do little competitions apparently. Tonight is Bar Wars, which im told you just have to drink as much as you can and be the last one standing - easy!!! Were staying in the Valley which is supposed to be a really lively place and busy - awesome for a night out. Have only booked one night here so far so will have to see how we like it.
Will update soon.......Love to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 23 September 2011

Up to Byron we go :)


Well on Tuesday we were meant to go to Coffs Harbour.... but we ended up in spot x surf camp!! When we got on the oz experience coach we met some more people doing the same as us. The bus driver was really funny, his name was Disco and he was wearing wheres wally socks pulled up to his knees! He talked to us all on the britney spears edition of the mic and made us all laugh. He got us doing a quiz and making things to wear out of tin foil, made the 8 hours go really fast! Anyway we got to our stop and made a rash decision to eff coffs harbour off and just go straight to the surf camp with everyone on the coach cause we had such a laugh.
Surf camp was brilliant, we paid $52 for the night, which included breakfast lunch and dinner, and they were buffets so we ate really well!! We had a cabin to sleep in and it was nice cause it was so clean and we'd been living in a hovel!! In the evening we got pissed on goon and did loads of stupid comps and activities round the camp fire. One was limbo which i won, and we got a trip to nimbin park!! Sam won the muscial statues one and got a ride or surf voucher for here in Byron!! Everyone was jel!! lol
Next morning we went surfing, had a right laugh falling off and attempting to look cool (that was the number one rule of surfing!!) We managed to stand up a couple of times, it was really fun!! Got some pictures we bought so will put them on when i can!
We moved on from there the next day to Byron Bay, the beach is absolutely amazing, really massive!! So weird cause the sand squeaks when you walk on it, but none of us know why!! Were still with our friends from the coach as well which is nice, their names are Andy and Gaz theyre from Essex so i cant help but repeat everything they say haha!! Yesterday we did our trip to nimbin, i had to have myself a little space cake and some beers, and couldnt stop laughing for about 10 mins then i was fine!! but you go to the village and theyre all hill billies, a little bit weird looking, and every other person you come across asks if you want some weed or some cookies!!!! Unreal!!!  We had a bbq with everyone afterwards and went and chilled by the waterfall! I think health and safety would have a field day with a group tour where they take us to get stoned then walk us down a perilous cliff to a waterfall...!!! Crazy!!! lol anyway must dash gotta go check out or ill lose my deposit! Changin hostel cause this ones rank and u have to pay a deposit for bedding, cutlery, crockery... bloody ridic!!!
Will update soon much love to everyone xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 16 September 2011

Few days in Sydders :)


Second update on my time in Aus! Im having a wicked time here, the weather is lovely and so hot, and everything here is so clean (except the grotty hostel!!). On thursday we went for a walk to darling harbour and had a look around. We found the Sydney aquarium and the wildlife centre. Went into both (cause i dont have work :P) and we saw soooo many weird and crazy creatures!! Also i was metres away from soem kangeroos and koala bears!! In the tropical bird bot one landed on my head and was pecking my hair!! Should be a pic om facebook soon, although im having trouble uploading them at the moment its taking hours so i havent been able to. Jay and ben if u add sammy brown out my friends u can see her photos cause hers are working.
So after the day out with the animals we went for a wine and cheese night at the members lounge and got bit pissed on GOON!! (cheap wine out a box which i love so drink like water lol) got to know some other people here and some pf them speak English. So we chilled with them all night and went clubbing and our hostel got us free pink champagne which was awesome!!
Friday morning we went for another walk around the opera house and bridge, asked a man to take a photo of us standing in front of the bridge, and the arse thought it would be nice to take a photo of us and cut the bloody bridge out so that was no good!! After that we had to go to an orientation which is a talk with all the members about travel round oz and work and medical care, tax file all that crap. one girl fell asleep!
Friday night we went out for dinner with a friend from here and had a nice spag bol. First time we had dinner this week i might add!! Today we are heading down to bronte beach with everyone and doing a walk to bondi beach which is meant to be really beautiful. chill there today i think as its a pretty warm 27 'c!!! LUSH! mum dont worry im wearing suncream lol!
Also we have book our oz experience and will be leaving Sydney on Tuesday and heading to coffs harbour. We spend one night there then catch the next coach to surfers bay where apparently we have surfing lessons!! Its meant to be a right laugh.
Better go got a load of rude germans waiting for the comp!! Will update u next time i can, hope everyone ok,
miss u all loads love u sar xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

My first blog post!

Hey peeps,

Hope everyone is ok! Missing you all :(
Flights were horiffic and though I was gonna die of sheer discomfort and boredom!!! The two hours in singapore were good although we were only in the airport - I have never felt heat like that when we went outside. Was unreal!! Its lovely there though, clean and they had these leg massager things which i used for a good half hour cause thought i had deep vein thrombosis haha!!Then had to get back on flight, second leg wasnt too bad. Had a really good first day though, we arrived really early at the hovel... i mean hostel, and got rooms/bags sorted. Went for a walk round the circular quay and found the bridge and opera house, which I have touched!!! Its made of tiles and is really weird! Were gonna have dinner in there at some point! We had lunch at a nice restarurant overlooking the bridge, the sun was absolutely roasting and i think im burnt already!! After that we walked around all the gardens, where theyve got loooads of tropical plants and trees and is very beautiful. There was also a load of trees with bats in!! they were flying over us, it was crazy!! There was people doing modelling shoots in the gardens cause its so pretty. We had to have a lie down in Hyde Park and ended up falling asleep in the sun...little bit burnt!! We had to go to bed after that with no dinner cause were so jetlagged - so went to sleep at 5pm and woke up at half 1 this morn lol!!
I have taken loads of lovely photos and will post them when I've got an album full so you can see what I've been doing. Anyway, got to go now times run out. Off to spend a relaxing day sunbathing on Bondi :)
look after yourselves everyone, makesure u txt/ring my new number if you want me which is 0426999236, dont use the other one :)
love you all loads, dont miss me!! will be back before you know it!
loads of love sar xxxxxxx update again in couple of days keep following!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx