The most awaited trip of life.
Okay not really. This trip was totally planned last minute. Booked the flight last minute. So many errands for this trip and I did it all within the last hours. So why Sydney, Australia? Firstly le best friend currently resides there for her degree which she had successfully completed. Secondly, Australia is considered near to Malaysia, even though it took almost 8 hours of journey to reach there. And thirdly, its currently summer and the heat is quite similar to Malaysia, except that it was very breezy/windy and at night it can get a little bit cold too. So I didn't have to make big preparation to suit myself with the weather, which saves me money a lot. I spent 7 days, minus the two for travelling, thus 4 days on the road and 1 day touring in the city.
My flight to Sydney was on Monday night, exactly at 1045pm and arrive the next morning. Baba and Nina was kind enough to send me to the airport. It was my first solo trip and I kinda knew how nervous Baba felt in letting me go. I had to convince him so many times that InshaAllah things will go smoothly and hoping that there would not be any problems. Alhamdulillah the flight was smooth. I ate 2 meals (freaking bloated man) and slept through the whole journey. AirAsia had no entertainment (the mini tvs on the seats) unlike the previous flights I've been on so it was quite boring I had to sleep it off. Lol
Upon arriving at Sydney Airport, I was greeted with a petite lady Amira, who was waiting for me at the arrival hall. Her remark was 'Saya cari orang pakai tudung je pastu nampak akak'. Haha it was quite easy to spot a Malaysian muslimah just by looking the tudung style lol. Farah was assigned to something within the last minute so she didnt get to pick me up as promised earlier. Good thing is, I met Farah Aisyah! So so so glad that I met this lady and she was soo nice to layan me the entire evening. I only get to see Farah like 12am right after she came home from work lol.
Sydney welcomed me with a BEAUTIFUL weather. Sunny but breezy, definitely complementary ;)
And then Farah Aisyah drove us to their home in Grosvenor. Along the way, couldnt help but to feel awed looking at the houses beside the road. So unique! and mostly all are single storey houses.
I was again, hungry. Don't judge please. and thats ayam goreng, sambal ayam with kicap kipas udang. Feeling all Malaysian here! Of course, this was after I showered and got myself cleaned up. Being in the flight for 8 hours has turned me into a smelly person. Not when I was fidgety and really couldn't sit still. After lunch, got meself a Vodafone simcard. Well, I was desperate to update my family that I had arrived safely and of course this is the time bombard them with pictures hahaha. I took the 30Aud simcard package. I must say, for a 30 quid, you'd get 3GB of internet data, free call and text Voda-Voda and a whole $30 credit. So freaking cheap. Unless..theres cheaper data plan other than Vodafone, but I was suggested to go for this one so yeah. Recommended to all.
So the rest of the evening, Farah Aisyah drove to this really nice spot to relax and soothe the mind.
Behold, La Perouse!
Blown away by the view. It was breathtaking. The sky was perfect. The ocean was blue. It was breezy. Like I said before, Sydney really welcomed me! Haha
As you can see, the gated area was not open to public. It was some sort of like a fort or a prison and perhaps they were renovating the place.
Meet Farah Aisyah =)
As you can see, we were struggling with the wind. It was really strong and our tudung was blowing away like mad lol. The next time your in Sydney, do not miss out on this spectacular place with a spectacular view! Definitely recommended!
Next stop, Centennial Park.
Bats....I dont get it. Like what are you doing here? In the park? Like literally in the middle of the city. These bats are so sophiscated. Lol...
WHITE PARROTS. I mean seriously, these birdies roam around freely and they were not even scared when we came close. Such friendly and metropolitan birds! I think if these birds were to be free publicly like this in Malaysia, there's a high chance that people would capture them and turn them into pets. Or sell them.. ZZZ kay.
Centennial Park is sooo huge. I've never been in a park where they allow you stroll around in a car. The park is large enough for cars to enter and park beside the road. There is also a road specially allocated for the horses. Apparently riding horses is also a normal sport that people would take part on a daily basis. Getting the first impression that Australians are really healthy and active. Now I feel guilty haha...
My photography skills slowly fading...perhaps a new camera? I'm still using the D40 we bought back in 2008. The camera so old now its the same age as Abrar!
So thats all for now for part 1. Be sure to look for part 2 soon!