27.02.2009 - 27.02.2009
So today ... after pretty much crashing after the last entry, I woke up ate breakfeast, and headed to orientation. I met the people at WTC and some German kids on the way. They pretty much threw a whole bunch of info at me... and I think all I need to know is 1. what I want to do 2. remember to pick up my back card next friday 3. ... no that's probably it. I asked them to find me work March 6th, we'll see how that goes. I think the farm thing is a good way to save money so I can go to Fiji and Thailand, and it's really flexible. Come and go as you want.
For now, I'm headed to 7 Mile Beach, Gerroa, NSW. Gunna surf for a couple days. So I extened my stay at the hostel till Monday when the bus leaves... I guess I'm just taking eveything with me!?!?! I get back to Sydney on the 5th at night... so I need to find a place to stay the 5th and 6th .. possibly the 7th. But we'll see, I guess I would talk to WTC and see if I could head to Emerald, OLD or Cairns, QLD for work for a month or 2 and the ... THAILAND!! In May. Like May 5th ish to ... 30th ish.. I'd hit up Bail, Indonesia too. That's the plan so far. And some stops in Gold Coast and Great Barrier Reef too.. just need a job first.
So the rest of the day goes like this. Headed out after 5 hours of orientation.. something like that. Signed up for a dinner (free if I buy a beer) tonight with some people from WTC. That's in an hour or so. They said to not wear flip flops so.. I went back to the hostel to drop off some stuff, and then to find some shoes, when a new roommate showed up. Nadine from England. She's been traveling for about 4 months with her boyfriend. She stoped in Bangkok, Loas, Cambodia, and Vietnam, New Zealand and now here. Then in April they are headed to Japan. Awesome. So I made mention of the dinner and needing shoes.. and she came along.
We headed over to Paddy's Market. Like and open air market type deal.. Swap shop. Like bootleg DVDs, shoes (yes, I found a pair of silver slippers), Asian souvienrs, Australian souvienrs (found boomarangs and kowalas!) and food ... etc. Pretty cool. I found my Maori necklace!!! A good luck charm for surfers and travelers, maybe I'll get one for Mike. I might have to go back quickly tomorrow before heading to Sydney Tower to get a 360 glipse, and the aquarium. Only downside is, I have to send shit home! Like ... as soon as I buy it, cause there's no room in my pack for 2 boomarangs (damn Rich and Joe).
And just before heading back to the hostel to change, I grabbed some prawn dumplings .... yum! Like a big Asian food court above the vendor and food stalls. Only slighly different part was that I'm sitting there enjoying my snack, all Asian people around me ... and Greenday in the background. ?!?!?! I do have to say (for those that don't know) duplings are a bit different, then we think. I know from TV and such .. they are like fatty gelatenous morsals with lovely fillings inside. While I can't stand the textture and have to try really hard to know puke or spit it out.. just chew chew chew.. this things were soooo damn tasty. The prawns .. of course were good, but damn I didn't know fat could be too!