Australia Here We Come!!
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We left Christchurch, NZ on October 25th. My skydive had been cancelled that morning because of bad weather (I know, I was mad to even contimplate doing a skydive a few hours before we were due to fly to Oz, but there we go). By the time we were taking off at Christchurch airport, the weather was great...typical eh?! The view of New Zealand's Alps as we flew over them was fantastic and I managed to take some excellent photos of them through the plane window. The flight was a short one, only just over 3 hours, so by the time we had dinner and watched 'The Devil Wears Prada' on the big screen, it was time to land. The landing was awful...put me off even booking a skydive for a while. The view of Sydney from the air was something else (that was the only consolation) the harbour looked spectacular with the harbour bridge and the opera house in full view.
So, not the best arrival, but we had arrived none the less and after more scrutinising of our luggage by boarder control, we were on our way to our hostel in Kings Cross. Now, we did not realise that Kings Cross is the seedy part of town, with it's prostitutes and drug dealing, so we were glad we had only booked 3 nights there (enough to get our free taxi from the airport).
After getting ourselves sorted with tidy work clothes, shoes and a mobile phone over the next few days, we moved to a hostel on the beach in Coogee. This was where we were told was great for backpackers to live...and it would have been, if we could find somewhere. We gave up after a couple of days looking around when somepeople in the hostel told us they had been there and looking for 12 weeks! (They must have been pretty picky though!) We then moved again, back to the city, but nearer to the harbour. We soon found a house share in Bondi Junction. We have our own double room and our own kitchen.
We also found work and started the very same day that we moved into the flat.