Aye the ocean
In the sea
Lowkey am a spaz.
Yamba is amazing! The town is very small and everyone is so nice. The beaches are beautiful, and bubblegum ice cream is everywhere. Plus, our landlord, Pete, is this old hippie dude is awesome. We’re over a little cafe, and they serve really good raisin toast. I love Yamba!
Just some of the ridiculous names here.
Crepes and ice cream for breakfast.
Across the harbor from the Harbor Bridge at the Sydney Opera House.
The exterior of the Opera house.
Inside the Opera house
At least they have Baskin Robbins in Australia!
The Opera house from the other side.
A street show with a contortionist.
My favorite area of Sydney.
The light show in the harbor.
Uggs are everywhere here, and I’ve decided that these should be called Juggs.
Sydney has been my favorite city so far. I love all of the British influence. Today we started our day with a walk to a café for a brunch, and then walked down to the harbor. We saw the Sydney Opera House, and Narins & I toured it. The inside was marvelous. After that we walked around to the other side of the harbor. On our way over, we saw an indigenous man playing the digeridoo, and a contortionist. Narins decided that all Australian men look like a Hemsworth. We ended up eating a late lunch/early dinner at a Mexican restaurant which was pretty good. The Vivid light show then began, and we experienced that. Our first full day in Oz was wonderful.
At the top of Victoria Peak.
A waterfall at the Peak.
Dragon Boat races!
Stanley Beach, where the Dragon Boat races were being held.
Crab at the Temple Night Market.
More food from the market.
Today we rode the subway onto Hong Kong Island and met up with a lady named Idalina. She took us up to Victoria Peak, which provided gorgeous views of the city. After we went on a long walk, we got lunch. I was happy because the restaurant had French fries. Then, we went on a crazy taxi ride down to Stanley. Today was the Dragon Boat Festival, so we were able to watch some of te Dragon Boat races. They were really cool. Furthermore, we walked to the Stanley market, which was very cool. I got some ice cream that turned my mouth blue. The four of us then rode a bush back into the city. We seperated from Idalina and went back to our Airbnb. I got a wicked Frappuccino on the way back. After that, we ended up going to the Temple Street Night Market to get dinner. The food was good. Ana and Narins got crab, and I got chicken. At the market, I ended up buying a few things as well. Our second day in Hong Kong was pretty good.
Ferry ride to Lantau Island.
On a beach in Lantau.
At the Po Lin Monastery.
Selfie in front of the Monastery.
This Chinese popsicle was really good.
Apparently I am the selfie taking expert.
Today was our first real day in Hong Kong. We decided to do a tour on Lantau Island. The three of us (Narins, Ana, and I) and the rest of our tour group rode across the harbor on a ferry. The group boarded a bus and traveled to a beach on Lantau Island. From the beach we went to the fishing village of Tai O. We rode a small boat around Tai O and then headed toward the Monastery. The entire island was very lush and green. The Buddha statue and the Monastery were very cool. We had a vegetarian lunch that was delicious. After lunch, we explored the village a bit and I got a popsicle that was really good. Finally, we rode a gondola down and had beautiful views of Hong Kong. We ended up coming back to the Airbnb and passing out.
Breakfast at Mel’s Diner in San Francisco
Whoop whoop our flight to Hong Kong.
Lunch (?) on the plane
Things got a bit boring…
Flying into Hong Kong
Our first meal in Hong Kong. That’s basically flavorless black jello in some coconut milk.
I’m too tired to care to write anymore. I didn’t sleep at all on our 14 hour flight.
Two of my favorite things: pulled pork and pickles.
We’re cute af on our 6 am flight.
I am lowkey an airhead.
Korean food in Oakland.
A picture of the harbor from a ferry tonight.
Today we flew from Salt Lake City to San Francisco. The BART stop we got off at had neither a working elevator nor stairs, so we had to carry my huge bag up lots of steps. We walked around town. We ventured into a hippie grocery store, and then a farmer’s market. Then, met up with Narins’ friend Ariel, and her baby Juno. We went to a park and had barbecue for lunch. We went back to our hotel (Motel Capri) for a little rest, and then went out to Oakland. We walked through a street fair in order to get to the BART. In Oakland, we met up with Molly, another one of Narins’ friends, and went to Whole Foods. The three of us sat out in a park near a lake, and then went to a Korean restaurant for dinner. The food was delicious! Molly suggested that rather than taking the BART back into the city that we take the ferry, which was a phenomenal idea. Hardly anyone was on the boat, and Narins and I were the only passengers for most of the ride. The views were amazing. We conversed with a crew member named Joseph, who was very nice. Finally, we caught a cab, and the cabbie was named Shawnti. Her dog was names Miss Pinkie and was adorable. Today was a great start to this journey!