I know New Years Eve isn’t for a few months, but I somehow wish it was around the corner. I gotta let you all in on a secret on where to spend NYE next. Well Sydney is one of the first cities to celebrate the New Year and has the best crowd. One place I will definitely go back to is The Harbour Party at Luna Park.
We were there with our two German friends and had a blast. The location was perfect. we were just under the Harbour bridge with a clear view of the world-famous fireworks that lasted for at least 20 min. I must say it was one of the most beautiful sights I’ve seen in my life. I loved how the fireworks poured down the bridge like a waterfall. It was a treat for the eye.
Besides the super location and amazing view over the fireworks, there is a huge party inside with a laser show, artists and bands playing live and you can go on all the rides.
So if your planning on celebrating NYE in Sydney, The Harbour Party at Milton’s Point is the place to be.
Okay, so I’ve been willing to start this blog for a while now. I don’t know why I haven’t, there is actually no excuses. I guess I needed a little push.
Well so here it goes:
My journey down under began on the 16th February 2010, where I waved my family goodbye at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. I had my whole life packed in three bags and it all weighed about 32kg (12 kg of overweight). I was lucky, the lady at check-in did not complain or demand access luggage charges. I guess she saw how nervous I was and felt sorry for me or she was simply a friendly soul.
And so I boarded the airplane, and what now awaited me was a 40 hour journey until I’d reach my final destination. I was literally travelling to the end of the world. It was scary but exciting, I didn’t really know what to expect. The first flight was about 2 hours. I flew to Heathrow, England with British Airways. I had a 5 hour stopover which dragged on and almost felt like 10 hours. My next flight was about 12 hours, I boarded Cathay Pacific Airlines and flew to Hong Kong. I had a 6 hour wait and then boarded the airplane a third time and flew for another 12 hours and landed in Cairns. I had one last wait for about 3 hours and then I boarded the airplane for one last time. After about 3 hours flight I finally landed in Brisbane Airport.
My feet finally touched the ground as the heat brushed my face. It felt like stepping into a sauna and as if my face was gonna melt. My body must have had a temperature chock. Coming from -20 degrees to +30 degrees.
Today, it has been 3 years and 5 days since I arrived in Paradise. It was definitely not easy leaving my comfort zone, but so worth it.