Back to the real world
Oh dearest darling Australia how I'd MISSED IT!!!!! I was so ready to get back to the western world exactly 6 months after I left the UK, and 9 countries later, and arriving on the hottest day on record in the beautiful city of Sydney was the most perfect way I could think of.
I was so excited to see all my friends and have just had the best ten days hanging out with the gorgeous Cherry sisters, Boatman and his buddies and amazing dogs, Shan Man and his beautiful girlfriend, lovely Miss Haylett, everyone. It was just perfect.
Darling Olivia from our Asian travels was there too and Franky boy and Phil from Vietnam so it was a very full couple of weeks.
I almost cried when I got to wash everything in my backpack in an actual washing machine and hang it in the garden, and have a proper hot shower, and do some cooking!! I can't even describe how happy I was!
It was a lovely way to spend time before heading to New Zealand. Many BBQs were had, far too much beer was consumed, beach time and city shopping were enjoyed, a gorgeous boat trip took place, and new friends were made. There couldn't have been a better way to end the travels section of this big trip.
I arrived in New Zealand two nights ago and now it's on to find a job and get settled for a year. Scary stuff this going back to the 'real world'.