Lots of pictures and not too many words for this post. This week I had the awesome opportunity to go hiking in the Blue Mountains which is about 2 hours drive outside the city. The University of Sydney has “midsemester break” this week and my amazing boss gave me off on Wednesday so I could go hiking with them! We left at the ripe hour of 7am and hiked from 9am to 4pm. Definitely one of the highlights of my trip so far.
The rest of the week flew by. Thursday I had lunch with the office down at the famous Opera house bar (pictured above) because it was my bosses last day in Sydney. Friday was a friends birthday so we went to a rooftop bar after work. Saturday I spent the day relaxing and then went out for Mexican food at night. Now its Sunday and I am catching up on some homework assignments. Tomorrow is an Australian holiday so I have off work again (rough life I know) and I hope to go to the beach or do some more hiking.
Next weekend I will be flying to Brisbane on Saturday to celebrate Oktoberfest with an old friend I meet in Sri Lanka before heading down to the Gold coast for Sunday and Monday. Another perk of my job is a get both Australian and American holidays off which means two long weekends in a row for me :).