Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sydney......Did anyone know the Opera House is actually yellow??

So maybe I shouldn't still be up at 2am but I am......I just can't settle in Sydney yet (yes I have only been here 2 days) but it all seems so very normal now.....like I have come home but not.

When I arrived at the airport I found the nearby train station without any problem......when I queued for my ticket no one tried to push in front of me.....I spoke English (at a normal speed) to the lady in the ticket booth....and she understood me first time without the requirement for over dramatic hand signals and sightly louder (and possibly more arrogant) English.....

When I got on the train everyone ignored me.....I was just another backpacker......there was no one trying to sell me tourist crap whilst loudly declaring "I give you good price" and trying to drag me into their "shop".....When I got off the train no one tried to trample over me......and most of all now I am staying in a flat with:

A shower
A carpet......somewhat more important than I realised.
A telly
A toilet that is fixed to the ground.....has no buckets to act as the "flush" and I am now allowed to put used toilet paper down the toilet! Amazing! (and odd)

Admittedly suddenly I feel nervous and maybe for the first time homesick.....
I only know a hand full of people in Sydney......and I now need to get a job.....

Easy you would think......but I just keep avoiding it......Why can't I just get some confidence and ask the bar man/waitress/shop keeper if they need anyone?.......Is it because I actually miss Nursing and regret not registering in Aus???

Who knows.......Only time will tell........

1 comment:

  1. It's always the little things that you miss, eh?

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