Wednesday 19th October, 2016
Tash I and took the 8am Greyhound Bus from Melbourne and stopped for dinner (worst fry up ever) at a service station in Canberra.
On our 11 hour coach journey, I managed to finish reading my new favourite book: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews.
By 9.30 pm, we arrived at Base Backpackers and had booked into the cheapest accommodation available: an 8-bed mixed dorm.
We could hear the music and shouting as soon as we got out of the lift.
Upon entering our dorm and what can be described as an indoor-Magaluf, a drunk American guy came up to us and asked if we liked the CBD and we were like, we just arrived but it looks alright.
At which point, he turned around to show off how much he loved Sydney’s Central Business District through his innovative new hairstyle: his friend had just shaved ‘CBD’ into the back of his head.
(He actually turned out to be a pretty nice guy when we chatted to him the next day when he was sober. Unfortunately, he had just shaved his head completely so you’d actually have to ask him if you wanted to find out his views on the city).
As Tash and I were a tad peckish, we headed out for fro-yo before throwing some sick shapes at the club next door to Base: Scary Canary a.k.a the best club ever if you love guys following you around the whole night.
But y’know, it was a great excuse to move around after an 11 hour coach journey!
Thursday 20th October
At 10am, we walked down Darling Harbour and passed the Chinese Gardens.
We loved all the beautiful jacaranda trees dotted about.
Cheeky selfie with the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It was pretty exciting to finally see the iconic Sydney Opera House with our own eyes!
For lunch, we met Tash’s brother, Ollie, who works in Sydney and he treated us to yummy burgers at Morrisons.
After lunch, we checked out the Museum of Contemporary Art which was pretty bizarre.
There was a blacked out room with these guys just non stop laughing so there’s a taster for what to expect.
We chilled at the museum café, stole their wifi and booked all of our bus tickets for the month ahead because we are productive little bees.
We wandered through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park, passing the gorgeous Art Gallery of New South Wales and St Mary’s Cathedral on the way.
Our noses also led us to a Noodle Market which smelt fucking incredible.
These guys know a great name when they see one.
The food sounded awesome, too!
We popped back to the dorm and had a chat with our roommates and grabbed some Thai food for dinner with Janine, a German girl who had just arrived that day.
After dinner, Tash and I hit Ivy Lounge to throw more sick shapes AT DA CLUB because that’s the kind of wild party animals we are.