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Leaving home.........................

Day 1.......... 01/02/2013


So I'm finally leaving on my Great Big Australian Adventure!!!! Can't quite believe it really!! I mean, is it real?? Am I actually going away for 1 whole year???? It kind of doesn't feel real, that I'm flying to the other side of the world.......it is exciting though..........I have always wanted to go to Australia ever since my sister did her own backpacking adventure. I am going to be volunteering on a horse ranch for the first 6 months, learning Natural Horsemanship and the Australian way of doing things!!! EEeekkk!!!! It will be amazing fun though I really cannot wait! :)
I was meant to be travelling with another girl but she decided to stay at home with her boyfriend as he was having some sort of operation!! I was a bit annoyed at first but then got over it pretty quickly. She's the one wasting the opportunity. It'll be better on my own anyway.....I hope!!
The flight over was good actually. Didn't feel too long at all, had about an hour or so to wait in Singapore which wasn't really enough time to do anything other than freshen up in the Ladies and then ensure I knew where my gate was. Met a girl there and started chatting to her until it was time to board. I was definitely ready to get to my accommodation by the time I arrived in Brisbane! Had to get the Sky-train from the Airport, which thankfully I had already booked my ticket for. Waited a bit for the next train and then tried to find my B+B...........must admit, I came out the wrong way at the station, therefore I was a bit lost coming out as it was nothing like I had expected when talking it through with Mum...!! EEeeppp!! Thankfully a nice cyclist saw me and stopped to point me in the right direction...turns out I was only a right turn away from where I should of come out anyway!! Haha! :D Great Start!! Not too much later I finally arrived at Eskdale B+B. It was about 9am (give or take!) by the time I got there and so I took a much needed shower. AAhhhh that's better....I also had a bit of a sleep and by a bit I mean the whole night's sleep I'd missed out on during my flights!! Oopppsss!! Anyway I did eventually get up and go out to Brisbane CBD where I found the Tourist Information where I booked myself onto a free walking tour of all the street art, as well as a bar for a couple of beers and a nice plate of dips with turkish bread! Nom Nom indeed! :)

Posted by Sunshine_Sarah 01:03 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged flying airport adventures airplanes leaving_home

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