Bloodstained iPods and.. no bags?
Sydney Travel Blog› entry 3 of 52 › view all entries
There you go, first blog from Sydney, Australia! My journey from Amsterdam to Syd started early at four in the morning. After all the last minute worries, we set for the airport pretty late, which made me quite nervous. Not the best way to start your travels! After an emotional goodbye with my family, the moment was there: on my own, on my way.
While checking in at Schiphol, the desk attendent told me is still too early for her to check me in for my connecting Qantas flight, and that I had to do that myself upon arriving in London. Fine by me, except that I completely forgot. Oops. So as I was standing in line to board the plane to Sydney, I realized that I didn't have a boarding pass.
After touchdown in Sydney, I got my Working Holiday Maker Visa and set out to get my rucksack. After some time waiting at the luggagebelt, it was clear no new bags would arrive, and everyone moved to a desk at the end of the hall. I was told my bag was still on London, but would be delivered to my hostel the following day.
The WakeUp! has been pretty good so far. Nice dorms and good service. I would have been able to enjoy it a lot more though if I hadn't been dead sick. Not only is my jetlag worse than ever, I had to spent my entire first day lying in bed, running to the bathroom from time to time. The last couple of hours have been okay, although I couldn't eat more than a couple of apples and a twix. I've got good hopes that tomorrow will be better and I can set out to conquer Sydney. Let's just hope the weather gets better, everytime I come to Syd, I seem to bring heavy rains with me!