So I am back in the First World, and it's really a shock to the system.
I arrived a few days ago into Melbourne, a bit stressed as I had just realized that Damien, my friend here, lived in Sydney, not in Melbourne. Just one of those little mistakes that anyone can make surely?!
Anyway, as soon as I got to Melbourne I knew I had to leave. A brown snake, one of the deadliest in the world, had just bitten a guy in the middle of the business centre...clearly not a place for me.
Sydney is amazing. It is so relaxed, beautiful, with some great sights. I am really lucky that although it is the middle of the winter the weather is quite mild, it's like spring in London.
I love the contrast between modern and old, the same as you find in the City in London. But here there is also the small vs. the big.
I was amazed by this little cute building standing in the middle of the business district
Damien has decided that I need to get out and about, I've not been in a gay place or with many gay people since I left London. So after dinner with some of his friends, including a former Aussie Bum model, we went to a bar.
Not sure what was going on, it was some type of amateur drag queen contest, it was Priscila gone wrong. Each of them were a car crush, actually some were a train wreck. My favourite was some monstrosity miming something that I couldn't recognise, wearing a black little dress, with a huge hole in her tights and the nastiest glass heel platform shoes.
Had I not felt sorry for them, it would have been funny.
After just coming from Thailand were the ladyboys can be the perfect replica of a woman, these people looked more like aliens.
So I didn't get a snog...
I have booked my ticket for Tasmania, I am going trekking there for a week...
Not the usual pigeon you will have in London or Madrid