Working for an Australian company paid off this fall when I got the opportunity to go to Australia. Talk about a dream come true! The trip came with very little notice and so I am really grateful to all the people who helped me pull everything I needed together. I got to be there for 3 weeks with one week in Sydney and 2 weeks in Brisbane.
I flew through Hong Kong and arrived to stay in Sydney with some distant cousins I had never even met before. They graciously opened their homes and couches to me for a week of fun in Sydney. I was amazed Sydney. I loved the food, the ambiance, the neighbourhoods, the culture, the history. As I travelled around checking out everything there was to see I was even more grateful for my cousins cause Sydney is also very expensive! I saw Manly Beach, The opera house, the rocks, the bridge and all of the cool tourist things but also coole little places I went with my cousins. If breakfast is your favourite meal then Sydney is for you!
Then I headed up to Brisbane where I checked out the city, hugged a koala, fed a kangaroo, ate one of the best meals of my life at Tukka Restaurant, drank a lot of great Australian wine, went down to the gold coast and up the sunshine coast.
I met some nice people, saw some gorgeous views, ate amazing food and made so many memories! Thank you everyone who helped!
ps. I stopped in HK for 9 hours on the way back and got to see a really close friend which topped off my vacation perfectly!