I finished my 3,5 weeks of travelling from Singapore to Bangkok, and I have finally arrived Down Under! To quote Bet: “this is where the adventure really starts”. Mainly by looking for a job and a nice place to stay in Sydney until February.
Bet and I spent our last day together in Bangkok by going to Vimanmek Mansion, the palace of one of the former Kings of Thailand. Afterwards I tried to do some shopping near Siam Square, but I could not find anything I liked. So we went back to the Banglampu area and spend a few hours sorting out all our photos and burning them on CD. Not the best way to spend the last day, but quite essential if I want to make sense of all the photos I made after I get home.
The flight from Bangkok to Sydney was pretty smooth. But I guess Cathay Pacific did not become “Airline of the Year 2003” for no reason. The stopover in Hong Kong was too short to visit the city, but too long to spend at the airport (a later flight from Bangkok was booked full at the time of booking). To avoid getting bored, I went through immigration and back to score some extra passport stamps. Upon arrival in Sydney two more pages were filled, one with my visa that I got straight at the airport.
Today I will mainly be handling all the practical stuff: postal address, mobile phone number, taxfile number, bank account etc. And I need to catch up with sleeping: a short night in Bangkok and another short night on the plane are not helping. Not to mention another 4 hours of time difference compared to Bangkok. Sydney is GMT +11, so it is 10 hours later than mainland Western Europe.