28.03.2007 - 23.04.2007 27 °C
After another 3 hours drive from Kiama we finally arrived in Sydney!
First of all we met with our estate agent to sort out a flat near Bondi Beach (eastern suburbs). We weren't too impressed with the house in which the first flats were. It was obvious to see, that these flats were mainly used by backpackers who would only live there for 1-2 months and therefore would care more about the next party then the state of the flat.
So we looked at yet another place after agreeing with the guy to give him a call and to let him know where we are intending to stay.
Well, we weren't able to get hold of him for another 2 days and had to stay with friends and in a backpacker instead. In the end we managed to get into the flat and only then noticed that it was full of cockroaches!
The estate agent, who in the meantime turned out to be a real pain, wasn't very helpful with this annoyancy as well, so we had to take care of this problem ourselves. After 3 days of intense cleaning and spraying the entire flat with the worst chemicals you can imagine we got rid of the creatures but Julia had to deal with bad headaches and was feeling sick.
After shopping at IKEA we made ourselves a bit more at home and by now we really enjoy our flat which is actually quite cool (especially after the party gang that tried to break the house down every single night moved out a week ago : ) )
Also, the location is hard to beat: The beach and surf is in less than ten minutes walking distance and we have even got one room with view to the ocean. The area is hilly and green and there are quite a few nice restaurants, bars and shops just around the corner.
Slowly normal life kicks back in, we both started job hunting 2 weeks ago and it looks like we are going to be busy soon.
So, this is it folks! We hope we have entertained you well during the past couple of months – we enjoyed it very much!
Please email us about how you are doing and what is going on in Munich, London, Rotterdam or wherever you may be!
Take care and see you soon!
Julia and Frank