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claire’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 08 Jun 2008

Location: sydney, Australia

MapWe soon discovered Sydney is huge!! I did not get my bearings at all, and the areas for shopping were spread around everywhere!! But i loved the hustle and bustle of being back in a city. We changed hostels after 1 night and moved to Kings Cross, which is the backpacker and famous red light district of Sydeny. Its not as bad as it sounds!! Our hostel was fantastic and they even cooked us a free BBQ which went down well.
We finally found the opera house and the habour bridge. Our pics dont look too amazing as the weather was rubbish whist we were there. It was cold and raining, so what we are used to back at home!!
We had a very quick walk through the botanical gardens as it was pouring with rain. So, in the interests of staying healthy, we decided to visit the gym. They saw us coming- $20 for a day visit. Oh well, we kept smiling and paid the OTT fee. Wish I had not now. After 4 mins of jogging I was bright red in the face and huffing and puffing. God, its going to be hard work when I get back home!! What was doulbly annoying was all these stick thin girls wearing lycra running for an hour in front of me!!??!!! Enough to make you feel sick!!
After 2 hours in gym (we had to stretch it out) we went back feeling very deflated, but we made a pact that we would visit the gym every couple of days-wonder how long this will last!!!
Leaving on the Oz bus tomorrow and heading to surf camp. I am praying that I can stand up!!