So, the zoo was pretty neat, but I think I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have because every step was like someone walking on hot coals, while someone kicked me in the calve with steel-toed boots. First you went through the bug exibit, and I got to see bees, GIANT ants (that I saw in Costa Rica in the wild so I wasn't impressed) nasty huge cockaroaches, GIANT stick bugs, you know. Fun stuff. Then you went through the spider exibit, where I saw the deadliest spider in the world, the "sydney funnel web" spider, which as you can tell by the name, is found in the city that I am now in! Cool! It was hard to get a good pic of the spider through the glass, but so you have an idea:
Then we looked at some huge and crazy looking lizards... I was really starting to feel bad for all these creepy crawly's at this point... even the bees and the ants. I mean, those tiny little enclosures with people like me walking by and gawking and snapping pictures... poor little guys.
And FINALLY we got on to the good stuff, the cuddlies. And because I know you all want to see what Australia is famous for, here you go:
Koala (turn your monitor to the side for this one)
and the kangaroos! These two were boxing. (Actually, I think the one on the left was the baby and the mom was trying to clean him, and the baby kept pushing her away... it was fun to watch)
I didn't get to hold a koala, because the lady said that the one was kind of cranky so they didn't want to bother it. And, since I'm the one person who is certain to get mauled by a koala bear, I didn't persist.
The last thing was the butterfly exibit, and a butterfly landed on my foot! That's like 7 years good luck right?
For both the aquarium AND the wildlife exibit, when you leave, you HAVE to walk through the gift shop, I mean, through the ENTIRE gift shop right through the aisles, before you can leave. Are zoo's and aquariums normally like this? I feel bad for people who take their kids to those places! I, of course, bought nothing. Hah.
So, that was my day... I also went to the Work and Travel office and filled out a bit of paperwork but besides that, i didn't really do much else. Yet it's 7:28... I must have walked REALLY slow.
Now a few random things:
Did you know that in Australia, they put BEETS on their hamburgers? I mean, when you order a hamburger, the beet is there, right on the bread, like we would have our tomato. And it's a HUGE beet too, like practically the size of the patty! Crazy!
Also, they don't have oil and vinegar as options to put on your sub sandwiches. :(
And, as we all know, they drive on the WRONG side of the road here. Well, I thought 'hey, that won't affect me, I won't be driving!' but... they also WALK on the wrong side of the sidewalk! I'm used to people walking on the right side, but here, everyone walks on the left side. So when I forget, I bump into a lot of people.
And finally, so far with my experience, Australians don't get mad at me if I slip and call 'football' 'soccer'... but the English folk that I meet don't like it at all. haha... I try to explain to them that it's habit and because we have AMERICAN football (just called football to us) it's easy for me to get confused so I'd just rather call it soccer thank you very much.
So, that's it! I don't think I'm going to really do much tomorrow during the day, just relax my feet and legs I think, because tomorrow night we are doing a 'pub crawl' so I definitely don't want to be the first person to call it a night. I may not update this again until saturday, unless something interesting happens to me during the day.
Also... surf camp is only a few days away! WOO!