04.03.2009 - 05.03.2009
Just a note on music: Mindless Self Indulgence, MGMT, and 3Oh!3 are huge over here... So is Death Cab.. crazy. There are some awesome shows and festivals in and around Sydney.. too bad they were all in Feb.
So, I am reporting on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday, I sat around the WTC for a while, basically decided what I wrote in the last post, and have since made reservations for Thailand. I need to book my flight soon, the cheapest I found was 1,100, but that is Sydney to Ko Sumai, Bangkok to Bali, and Bali to Sydney. I would take the train from Surat to Bangkok and a boat from Ko Sumai to Surat. For a total of 2 weeks: April 7th to 21st. Then come back and work for a few weeks then do Fiji for my B-day! .. Then probably head straight to Japan from Fiji! That's the rough plan for now. Unfortuntly leaving out Ko Phi Phi, Samoa (maybe not), Hong Kong and New Zealand... I also have to find time to go to Cairns... maybe the outback.
Then headed out for lunchy! And meant to go food shopping, but didn't. Instead Mats and I went over to the opra house 'cause I hadn't seen it yet. Saw the Harbour Bridge... but still it was overcast, and didn't make for the best picture. Today is nice, and I will have to head back there to take some photos. Then we headed back to the hostel.. chilled for a while, and went to Scubar for pizza.
Thursday, I actually made progress and tried to find a job, only there are none. This is bullshit. So, Lukas and I being jobless for the day, finally!!! went to the Aquarium. Yea, that was cool. Walked around, saw some jellyfish, flouresent coral, water snakes, eels, saltwater crocs. ... Went to the underwater viewing area, and saw the Dugong?!... a close relative of the Manatee, and some huge ass matarays and stingrays. Sea turtles, and big ass sharks. I have pictures!!! I just have to remember to upload them at WTC. Then we walked around Darling Harbour, got a bit to eat, got some pictures.. Lukas was in the way.. so now you all can see him. Headed over to the Chinese Gardens, but it was $6 to get in, so I may go back later.. and always get some more pictures of DH too! It's really sweet over there.
So then Lukas, showed me where the post office was, so I can send stuff home! I went back over to Paddy's Market, and picked up boomarangs for the boys, a deck of cards, a kowala bear, kagaroo... I need a shot glass for myself though. And I saw some sweet Toki Doki stuff.. I just might have to splurge!! Then headed back, Mats and I grabbed food (I still have yet to go food shopping) at an Asian noodle place. For $8 I got a big ass bowl of noodles. Holy crap. Yea that was like 6 ramen noodle packages.... I couldn't finish it.. So now I know for next time.
So, then we decided to go out for a bit... Headed over to the Opra House for a beer on the Harbour. AH! When it's 8$ for a beer, but you have that view, at night, with some good people.. you can't really worry about money. We also decided that ... farm work is in our future. I'm trying to get a job out in Leeton for a couple weeks, picking grapes. YEA!!!.. no. Just need the $$$$$$$$$$