Here is a recap of my day.
For starters the person that was suppose to cook us our free breakfast didn’t show up so they gave a voucher to a little cafe around the corner. And let me tell you, it was sooooo yummy! I love being able to sit somewhere and people watching. If you haven’t figured it out yet I really like to people watch but today I’m mostly taking in how different the atmosphere is from being home in the states.
People are so much more friendly here! Coming in asking the workers how they are and telling them goodbye and have a great day. I mean I know they are locals, but at home if I walked into a coffee shop or something along those lines I wouldn’t see that unless someone actually knew them personally. It’s refreshing to see already a difference other then our accents. And that no body is in a hurry. Where I’m from everyone is is rushing to get somewhere. Honking there horns, giving the finger if you’re going the speed limit and they are trying to pass you.
People actually seem to leave earlier then they need to; to get to where they need to go.
After my lovely breakfast and three cups of tea later. I thought it was a great idea to go to the Perth Zoo! So, me being me, wearing the wrong shoes, I decide to walk all the way from where I am in upper Northbridge down through Perth CBD and down to the Ferry Terminals instead of taking the free bus and saving my feet from three blisters on the bottom of each foot.
Ouch. I’m smart.
When I got to the zoo I was too excited to worry about my feet. I went there to hold a koala and see the kangaroos. But guess what? Those sanctuaries were freakin closed!!!! CLOSED!! How could they be closed on the day I wanted to go!?! Seriously!!! But good thing there are more zoo’s in Australia!
After the zoo I took the ferry back and caught the free bus back up with a short walk to my hostel.
And yet again. I fell asleep around dinner time. But this time I woke back up at 8 and walked to grab some pizza at a shop a couple blocks down.
On the walk back to my hostel I heard what sounded like fireworks down the street from where I was. (Now before you freak out it actually was fireworks). But I started to freak out because obviously I know what happened in both Sydney and the most recent Paris events. Unfortunately right now I know what this world has become and rightfully so, I picked up my walking pace hobbling as fast as I could getting ready to take my phone off airplane mode, until I actually saw the fireworks in the sky.
Now that I made it safely back I am in the common room watching Pacific Rim with a bunch of people asking questions about this movie because I’m American and apparently know everything about a movie I have never seen. It’s literally like watching a movie with 6 year old. Always asking questions and wanting to kindly tell them to shut up and watch the movie.
Well I’m going to finish this movie! Goodbye for now!