Greetings from a beautiful wine cottage in Marlborough, New Zealand. This post has been drafted for a week but I havenâ€™t had strong enough Internet to post, so here you go.
The trip of my life has so far beenâ€¦the trip of my life. I still canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m here!! Hereâ€™s some pics from what weâ€™ve done so far!
Itâ€™s hard to come to Sydney and notÂ see the iconic Opera House. We took a tour, and Iâ€™m really glad we did to learn more about the background. Itâ€™s crazy to think that a building thatâ€™s so frequently associated with images of Sydney is so new, finished only in 1973.
Cool fun fact: each of these peaks is designed as though it were cut from a sphere.
We were told by everyone we couldnâ€™t miss Bondi Beachâ€¦so we didnâ€™t! We went on New Yearâ€™s Eve day and I took this shot just before 10am before we took a yoga class (hello, how awesome is it my Classpass works down here?!) â€” by 11, when we were done with yoga, the beach was PACKED (though still not as bad as NYC beaches.)
On New Yearâ€™s Day, we went to the zoo, mainly because we wanted to see koalas, but learned a ton about a bunch of animals native to Australia that also donâ€™t exist anywhere else.
Hello, you (Tasmanian) devil, you.
Hello flying koala!
You had to pay extra to see the koalas up close and personal, but we decided to go for it, because, koalas.
Meg really hated her koala friend, clearly.
Oh, and Sydney reallyÂ likes their espresso martinis, a move we can definitely get behind. We even saw them ON TAP at one bar!
Thatâ€™s all for now â€” hope you all had a happy New Year!Â