10.08.2009 20 °C
Well, we are in Sydney at the moment, but not for much longer.
After coming back from Melbourne we stayed with Karen and Mark for a few more days, then checked into a hotel for a couple nights over our anniversary weekend. We had a meal at Quay - great food and the most stunning wraparound view of the harbour, the bridge and the Opera House. Plus possibly the first martinis since we left home! The night after we went to the Opera House, hoping to get some returns for Aida but unfortunately it didn't work out, so we went to see a production called Poppea. Which was such a dog's dinner i'm not going to waste my time or yours talking about it.
The next day we went over to the Blue Mountains with Karen and Mark, had a bit of a walk around the Three Sisters, saw the waterfalls, had a lovely meal on a cafe on the side of the valley, then stuffed ourselves with hot chocolate (and chocolates) until we felt really unwell. Finally it was time to say goodbye - very traumatic for us, leaving our home away from home.
We have spent a few nights staying with Anoop, a friend from Angi's course at college. We've also met (twice) Dhananjay & Sumitra, more cousins which we didn't even realise we had! We had a great couple of dinners, the second at their house in Beverly Hills (no, not that one) where we met Rahul & Siddarth, their sons.
Finally we've been doing more sorting out, getting stuff we need, getting ready to move on, acquiring visas, posting stuff home, etc etc. We are leaving for Bali tonight! I'm almost incontinent with excitement. It is relatively unsettling to be leaving the calm, friendly environs of metropolitan Australia for 9 months in bonkers Asia but we're looking forward to it and as ready as we can be.
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