The women of wanderlust are seeing more of Australia then some of the locals themselves have probably had the opportunity to experience. I guess if you have an entire month to do so, it’s bound to happen… No work & a generous amount of funds specifically put aside to do so – it’s absolutely going to happen.
So let me share with you now what I have had the pleasure of watching take place over the past week –
While occupying Sydney, Australia the girls were able to obtain their Vietnam visas. Thanks to Jack, a cousin of a friend of a friend, they had a comfortable place to stay in Redfurn. Backstory? – Desiree has a friend named Sam whom she met in highschool in Southern California. Sam has a friend named Gus who himself is a bit of traveler. About 4 years ago Gus had arrived in Huntington Beach, California at a hostel. His money transfer had not gone through yet and the receptionist at the time was Sams roommate. She brought him back to their place to have a place to stay for the night and Sam and Gus immediately formed a lifelong friendship. Sam took Gus to Thousand Oaks, CA where Desiree resided and Gus latched onto to this core group of friends for quite some time leaving a positive lasting impression on him. Gus went on his way. Sam eventually met back up with Gus in Australia where he now resides. When Gus got word that desiree and some friends were going to be in Sydney he hit up his cousin Jack to help them out. Gus was an amazing host of the area– taking them out to some incredible restuarants. A couple of their favorties being: Shakespeare and Bondi Hardware. They all took a 30 minutes ferry ride from Sydney to Manly Beach and instantly decided it was the perfect place for a nap. Upon returning to Sydney where they were staying, they took it pretty easy indoors due to two full days of rain. They were reunited with Sam
one evening over dinner which couldn’t have been more enjoyable.
After five days in Sydney they hopped on a 14 hour bus ride to Byron where they would begin a three day self-guided canoe tour on noosa river. There isn’t much I can write about this because I have little to no contact with the girls. However I have been receiving beautiful images of this adventure via a photo stream. (see below)
From what I have been able to transmit – THIS is the experience some of them have been desiring. Being in the world. Being one with the world. Leaving eveyrhting else behind: posessions, feelings, wants – you name it. Gone. Free.