As you probably already know, I’ll be living in Sydney for the next couple of months. I’m really happy I got the chance to stay in this amazing city for some time and therefore I reckoned I might as well fill you in on what’s going on every now and then. Also I will put together a bunch of neighborhood-guides that will go a bit into detail on my favorite places in Sydney, travel suggestions and other coverage of my time in Down Under over the next few weeks.
Where can I start? My second week in Sydney has come to an end and I couldn’t possibly write down all the overwhelming impressions I’ve made so far. After struggling a bit with saying goodbye to my girl, family, friends and leaving home – which I’ll probably never get used to or good at – I have to admit I had quite some doubts how my Australia-trip would turn out.
After two weeks in Sydney, all of these doubts are gone. The city made it extremely easy to settle in. I had one week off before I started my traineeship and hence could go and explore my temporary hometown a bit. When moving to an unfamiliar place my approach is always to just walk around in the different neighborhoods without a particular plan as that way I get to discover places you just can’t find in any tourist guides. It also helps with getting a bit of a feeling for the city. So I spent my first couple of days down here strolling around neighborhoods such as Surry Hills, Bondi including the incredibly beautiful Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk (I will draw up a separate post for that within the next weeks), Manly, Watsons Bay, Central Business District and of course Newtown and Enmore where I’ll be living during my stay in Sydney.
Although I have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed by the long distances and the enormous size of the city, after the first week I already felt really homey giving restaurant, shopping and sightseeing advice to backpackers I met at the beach. The only thing I just can’t get used to is this weird left-side traffic which still confuses me every time I’m crossing a street, never sure which way to look first. Also I got lucky with my accommodation, as my landlords/housemates are really cool and the neighborhood I’m living in (Newtown) is pretty much Sydney’s most awesome and hippest area. My first week in Sydney finally concluded with a personal highlight. Those of you who’ve been following my blog might have already noticed my obsession with the Sydney-based brand Zanerobe. Well, these rad guys invited me over to visit their headquarter and showed me around their office giving me some insight on where they do their magic. I literally felt like a little child in Disneyland, but I’ll tell you more about my visit to Zanerobe HQ in a separate post next week. Until then, have a good start into your week and don’t forget to keep checking my blog for updates.
Ist mir ja schon ein wenig unangenehm aber ich muß dich mal wieder über den Klee loben.
Das sind wundervolle Aufnahmen von Australien und ein klasse Bericht. Könnte mich sofort in den Flieger setzen und rüber gedüst kommen. Er macht richtig Lust das Land kennenzulernen.
Einfach Spitze, ganz großes Lob Manuell