We’ve Arrived in Australia!

So, it’s been an adventure already! The 16 hour plane ride was much better than expected. I slept literally about 8 or 9 of those hours! Apparently I was more exhausted than I thought. We watched 2 movies – Dear John, & Valentines Day…and then I watched an episode of the Office. The plane was a 747 – it felt giant. It was a very easy flight, and the flight attendants were precious.

As soon as we got off the plane in Australia, the wheel on my luggage broke! Not just kind of broke, but SNAPPED OFF ENTIRELY:

So, I was the girl lugging a 54 pound suitcase through Sydney with one wheel. But, we got to our hotel, dropped off the luggage, and then went to China town where I found a new suitcase.

One thing we’ve noticed is that food here is much more expensive than the States. We had an omelet for breakfast at a local cafe, and it was $30 for the 2 of us. Thankfully, the hotel we are at has free breakfast for the remainder of the week! Also, the public transportation system is so easy to navigate. Everyone has been friendly, and if you hop on the wrong bus (which we’ve already managed to do – I’ll take the blame for that one!), they’re really nice about helping you find the right bus to be on. A few pictures from the day:

The prettiest clouds.

About to land in Sydney!!

Why hello Opera House!

And the Sydney Harbor Bridge – which is massive.

The delicious breakfast.

This bird is so colorful. There were several of them sitting right by us as we were eating at the cafe this morning & they were taking sugar packets from the waiter’s hands!

I’m pretty sure this is the same logo as Burger King…

They call diapers “nappies” – nappies sound so much cuter than diapers!

Yep. You saw right. $23.84 for Maybelline makeup. No thanks.

Well there you go, a quick update for you! We’re getting ready now and are going to Hillsong Church for the Saturday night service. I’m so excited! This time change is still weird thinking that I’m 15 hours ahead of all of my friends and family back home. Love you all! XOXO.