Day One in Syndey
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December 10th, 2009 – by: andrewpd
i traveled in the economy section, they give you the basic amenities (pillow, blanket, eye cover) and they serve two meals, one dinner and one breakfast. both means were much better then I was expecting and considering they are reminiscent of microwaveable dinners were good (not that i am very picky with food). one of the coolest parts of the plane was the first class section, the chairs are the ultimate recliners and go to a full 180 degree.
The plane is well equipped, it has an amazing on board entertainment center. it allowed you, to watch any movies(these include new ones just released versus old shitty ones), TV series everything from American shows(the office, scrubs etc) to Australian or Thai ones. there were lots of different types of series to choose from but the show selection is limited. the flight staff were friendly and courteous, the food is standard airplane food. the only terrible part of the experience was that i was unable to sleep, but luckily the on-board entertainment system is so good that i was entertained at the same time i wanted to claw my eyes out because i was so tired.
the oddest experience so far of the trip has to be disembarking from the airplane. i don't know if any of you have been to the Toronto Zoo before but i was an avid goer as a kid, so much so i was able to convince my whole family to get year memberships, when it was definitely not need, i mean how many times does a zoo change in a year or the fact that it is only at full tilt 3 months out of the year during the summer.
the weather is not the best here right now, though it is nice and warm it is humid, i have not determined if i am not acclimatised to it yet, as my body is expecting winter. it is kinda cloudy.
i am not sure how i am liking my first hostel experience. it is definitely completely different to anything else i have done before. it is so different in fact i can feel myself wanting to be exclusive, and starting to head that way. my only immediate self relief is that it is obvious that others feel this way too, and i think all it takes is a simple question or just saying hi to break it.
the hostel is very nice, it definitely does not feel like i am slumming it and it only cost me 30 for the night. i will definitely have to take some pictures of it when i have the time, though i was out and about 5 hours today walking the streets, and was reluctant to take photographs because it made me feel like a tourist which is retarded because i am one.
i cant think about anything else to write so this is it for today, it is only 4 pm so i am sure there will be more stuff going on later. plus i have to figure out what i am going to do, have to look around for stuff to do in Sydney.
the second part of this day went much better then the first, i am writing this a couple of days after the events.
i got up the courage to talk to one of roommates and we both had nothing going on so every night the hostel holds events, this one was a beer and a burger for 5$ so we decided to go with that. during that i made 5 friends out of the group that went. one guy was from Germany, one was from the Yukon (he had just spent the year in NZ and was only visiting Sydney because he was waiting for his other visa to come through, there was a couple, she was from panama and he was from Colorado, one was from France.
we all relaxed under the stars and talked while we ate kangaroo meat. it is really good it tastes a lot like steak but with no fat on it. i will definitely have it again. it was a great way to end the day after the shitty lonely start, and really picked up my spirits, the best part about it is that they are still my friends, even in my short time here it really seems like single serving friends (a reference to fight club for those that don't know).
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