Tuesday, 28 April 2009

G'day mate

I’m back! To be honest, I don’t even know where to start. Australia absolutely blew me away. The people, the places, the space, the surf, the sun, the positivity, the friendliness and Bundaberg Ginger Beer.

I can’t say enough good things about that country down under. What did I enjoy most? Well, Sydney is right up there, as well as Byron Bay. Byron Bay just had such an awesome laid back and as cheesy as it sounds, ‘spiritual’ vibe. I could imagine it’s a place people go on holiday and never return. With by-laws that don’t allow fast food drive through chains, the town has retained its origins and roots.

Sydney is crazy. Good crazy. It’s a big city but it feels less busy than what I had imagined. With all the space and water around it, you don’t feel contained or part of the masses. I never once felt like I was being herded as you are in London.

Yes it’s easy to love a city while you’re there on holiday, but spending time with good friends that do the daily grind (if you can even call it that), I became jealous of the lifestyle they lead. It reminded me so much of what life is like living in South Africa, without the stress/fear that’s associated with living in SA.

The three weeks we spent there were amazing. We did loads, but still took the time to chill out and actually have a holiday. Seeing family and friends is always special and I’m certainly pining to go back. I reckon they’re lucky it’s so far away from everything. Otherwise everyone would want to live there.

Now to start filling out those visa applications forms…