Well since Sarah made the effort to come and see me, I thought it would be rude not to return the gesture. I don’t think I would have gone to New Zealand unless she was there, but I’m glad I did, even if it was nothing like I’d been led to believe as a child.
Well when Nat asked me if I wanted to go up to Brisbane with her for a weekend to celebrate her cousin Ross’s birthday I jumped at the opportunity – right after checking the state of my funds. Holidays again! Hey, that’s half of what this working holiday malarky is about, remember? So I took a Friday off work and got explorin’.
I’ve known Sarah for almost ten years. We never really hung out together unless we happened to meet up on nights out through mutual friends. We’d always been in contact though, and we’d get chatting if we saw each other in a bar (yeah, Moorings). In March, she left Aberdeen for the sunny shores of Auckland, and we’ve pretty much been in regular contact ever since. Anyway, since Auckland and Melbourne aren’t that far apart from each other, she decided to come and visit me. Oh dear. Now I’m the host in a city I hardly know. Continue reading
Okay! Seoul part 2! On Sunday I got up pretty late again. I was determined to see the imperial palace, Gyeongbokgung. Stepping out the subway station you’re met immediately by the walls of the palace grounds. This place is huge. You can see the entrance gates nearby and some of the larger buildings in the distance. So I made my way in for a wander about.