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Sydney weather: flash bang flash bang flash

It's chilly. It's only 20 C and cloudy *sniffle*. I realize it's not actually chilly at all but damn, you can really feel the drop in the temperature. We're so used to the heat by now that we've gone from "ooh, sun!" to "ooh, shade!" With the temperature drop came cool thunderstorms (or maybe the other way around), which then again aren't so cool when one is stuck mid-Kings Cross in the hurricane winds, rain, flashing and banging, trying to cross the street. Have I mentioned Australia has the slowest traffic lights in the world? Or maybe it's just Sydney...

So I haven't really done anything worth mentioning over the last few days. In fact, I can't remember what I've done. It feels like I've been here forever, and I keep reading Lonely Planet with hopes of finding something I haven't yet seen in Sydney but I think I've pretty much done it all. Tomorrow we go to the Blue Mountains. That'll be something new. I bought myself a pair of good walking shoes that will hopefully get me through whatever hikes I might end up doing here. 12 dollars at Target. Now that's a bargain, even if they break down on me at some point. They feel really good to walk in, so I'm happy.

The Norwegian girls in our room left for their new place in Manly and in came two Swedish girls. The Scandinavian invasion continues...

I'll try to update before I go to Tamworth on Sunday, but in case I don't manage it, you might not hear from me in a week. I don't know if they have Internet on the farm. If they don't, I'll report back after the course - unless I've fallen from a horse and broken my arms...

And it just started to rain like crazy. Yippee.

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muldy
Feb. 28th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
I quite like Tamworth! You should go to the Noodle Box there...good food...or at least it was when I hadn't eaten for 12 hours and had driven across most of NSW but yes.

You should come try out some Melbourne weather, you get 20 degree temperature drops weekly ;-) Usually within a few hours.
finnstardust
Feb. 28th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! I don't know how much time I'll have in Tamworth - I arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave for the course on Monday morning but maybe I'll have dinner there.
I might show up sooner than you think...I'm really tempted by the Formula 1 Grand Prix in mid-March.
muldy
Feb. 28th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
Ooo I've never been to the Grand Prix LOL it's only been here for the last ten years or so ha...if it's not too expensive I may join you ;-)
finnstardust
Mar. 1st, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
Of course you can! It's probably not very likely that I'd manage to get myself to Melbourne on time (though I really should, it's not every day that I get the chance to watch Formula 1 live) but I'll let you know.
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finnstardust
Feb. 28th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
Sure thing! I hope there's phone coverage...:)
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finnstardust
Mar. 1st, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Ah crap, I knew I should have gone with Telstra...I was badly jetlagged when we had to decide:)
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finnstardust
Mar. 1st, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Aww...but I just went to the beach and came back after 10 minutes as it was freezing!! Seriously, 20 degrees at home would feel really nice, here it's just cold.
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