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今年もつれづれなるままに・・・
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Wrap up my trip in AUS

とうとう帰ってきちゃいました、日本に。
4日夜に出発、28日夕刻帰宅、24日間ほど、長かったようであっという間だった。

結局1度もシングルルームに泊まる事なく、ドミトリーで過ごした。
最後のほうは、男女ミックスルームで、部屋で遅い時間にビールを飲みながら話す欧米人(カナダ人?)などに悩まされた(落ち着いた声で一喝!したけど(笑))けど、強く健やかに過ごしました。

世界遺産のエアーズロック、ブルーマウンテン、フレーザー島にも行けたし、色んな国の人たちと交流できたし、初体験(乗ラクダ&馬、サーフィン)もできたし、これまでの人生でもBEST1のいい休暇を過ごせたと思う。

オーストラリアの人は4週間~7週間ぐらい休暇をとるという。日本では1週間がせいぜいといったところ。どうにかならないものかなぁ。
また、オーストラリア人老夫婦が旅行している姿が多く見られ、そんな年齢になっても手をつないでいるのが微笑ましく、また私たち若者に気軽に話しかけてきて、彼らの姿に少し憧れを覚えた。太って、しわしわでも、かわいらしい。

また、将来しわ・しみになるのを気にして日焼けを気にする私(でも若干日焼けしてるけど)に、デンマーク人の友人は、「女性のしわは美しいと思うよ」と。
そう思ってくれる人がパートナー・友人ならいいな。
日本に帰ってきて思ったけど、やっぱりみんな化粧すごいなぁ。向こうでも大半の日本人は化粧してて、驚いた。
私、この1ヶ月ほぼすっぴん生活。でもきっと明日ぐらいから化粧するんだろうなぁ。
自然のままでいたい。

ところで、帰りのフライトで3本映画を観た。
それらにちょっと自分を重ねてみた。
最高の人生の見つけ方」という映画じゃないけど、やりたいことをリストアップして、生きている間に色々トライしてみたい。

マイ・ブルーベリー・ナイツ」、「母べえ」では、電話じゃなくて、手紙(ポストカード)で伝わるものがある、ということを改めて感じた。
今回、結局20枚ぐらい書いたかな(笑)
もともと筆まめな人だったのに、ここ数年は忙しさを言い訳にサボっていた。
大学生の頃に年賀状を100人ぐらいに手書きで書いたこともあったが、いまや考えられない。
これからはそこまで広く浅く書かず、時々つながっていたいと思う人たちに出そう。
今回ちょっとご無沙汰している高校の友達や西安にいる中国人の友達にも出した。

写真は明日、あさってぐらいに整理したいところ。
1000枚以上撮ったので、厳選して印刷しておきたいと思う。
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-28 23:50 | 旅行luxing

Another new trial

I did another new trial today, that is, horse-riding!!
A French friend of mine told me that my bottom would get sore after riding, so I was afraid of that, but so far, there is almost no pain. Not sure for tomorrow though.

It was amazing to ride on a horse.
He was well-behaved and well-educated, so I could ride on him without big problems. He ate leaves and grass twice during riding, but it was good enough for my first ride.
We could see wild kangaroos!!

At night, a Taiwanese girl and a Islaeli girl and I had dinner together.
We talked for almost 3 hours, exchanged our culutural ideas and etc.
We promised to keep in touch and open a Face-Book account, something like mixi that everyone has in the world. I was told to open my account before, but totally fogot it.
We hope we can visit one another near in the future.

I have only 2 days left in AUS.
It was a great day for me today.
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-26 20:29 | 旅行luxing

Noosa & Fraser Island

I came to Noosa, Sunshine Coast, yesterday, and I went to Fraser Island today.

Noosa is very popular for its beach, and it is beautiful indeed.
Also, Fraser Island was splendid, just as same as a postcard, picturesque.
I will upload the photos when I am back to Tokyo.

I met a family with 2 girls on the tour. They are from Adelaide, and the girls were 5 and 3 years old. They were quite naughty, but so cute.

One of them seems to like me, and asked me to sit next to her.
There were lots of bumps during driving, and couldn't hear and understand what she said clearly, but we had a good time together.

I met Dennish and German girls on the tour as well, and we exchanged contact info, and will share the photos we took today later on.

It was a very nice day except my injury on the left knee.
I don't know why I was so stupid that I didn't notice there was a tree root in front of my way. I felt over the root.
My left knee was bleeding, and I was so embarrassed.
One of another family kindly gave me Band-Aid. I appreciate her very much.
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by liuxue | 2008-05-25 17:36 | 旅行luxing

2nd Lesson

I tried surfing again this morning.
The instructer said the wave of today is the max for these two weeks.
Indeed, there were strong waves, and it was more difficult to control than last time.

I am getting used to handle the board. I just ride on the waves twice again, but enjoyed myself very much.

Tomorrow, I am heading for Noosa, Sunshine Coast.
A lot of people told me it is a very beautiful place.
I would like to experience another new thing in my life there.

Just relax myself today as the weather is not good.
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-23 13:09 | 旅行luxing

First Experience and Big Rugby Game

I came to Gold Coast this afternoon.
Before that, in Byron Bay, I woke up around 5:30 am, and went for a walk up to the light house, and the most easterly point in Australia. It was about 10 mins walk.

After that, I packed everything, and took a bus to Gold Coast.
I made a call to the surf school I've contacted before, and book a trial class.

The class was from 3:00 pm, and we learned basic things, and tried surfing. It was only 2 hour lesson, and it was quite too windy for beginners, but we could ride on the waves at least several times.
I was the only girl out of 4 people, and I could twice, too.
I found surfing needs physical strength. My arms have big pains now.

At night, there was a big rugby game between New South Wales and Queensland. It was Aussie style game, running 6 times, and if not successful, it is turnover. Similar to American football.
Youjia sent me a short message to my mobile, and I rushed to the pub next to the hostel. It was a good game. NSW won by 18-10, I think.
The match is held once a year, so it was really worth watching.

I already have muscle ache in my back and arms, so may just relax myself tomorrow.
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-21 21:42 | 旅行luxing

Arrived in Byron Bay

I arrived in Byron Bay, but it is the most eastern point in Australia, and it becames dark very quickly, it was dark at 6 pm. Most shops closes at 5 pm!

Fortunately, I found Subway, and grabbed sandwiches for dinner, so it's gonna be alright tonight.

The sunset was beautiful.
I wanna learn to surf, but I should go to Surfers Paradise in Gold Coast for that coz it must be much easier to stay including food and shopping.
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-20 17:56 | 旅行luxing

Waiting for the shuttle bus

It's gonna be pretty busy from now on.
I planned the rest of the trip, and found there're lots of places remaing to go.

I am gonna visit 1 city per day, probably heading for Byron Bay today, not going to Gold Coast directly.
I heard it has a beautiful beach, and some friends recommended me to go there.

Hope the weather is nice down there.
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-20 09:29 | 旅行luxing

Heading for Gold Coast

I had really a good time in Sydney.
It was a beautiful day today to go to Blue Mountains. The guide was very talkative, and his explanation was really clear to me, so we enjoyed ourselves a lot.

As far as I know, there were Dutch, Irish, German and Japanese(me).
We were like school trip.

I am waiting for drying clothes now. I am flying to Gold Coast tomorrow afternoon, and will stray around the coast.
Hope it is much warmer than here, and I can find a good accomodation.
The laundry here is terrible. There is unmelt washiing power in the washing mashine, and I had to handwash some clothes again.

I prefer a girl hostel to a mix hostel.
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-19 19:57 | 旅行luxing

四川の友達はみな無事

とメールでわかった。
ひとまずほっとした。

1人四川省の教育庁に働く友人(中国人)は、これから大変そう。
何ができるかまだわからないみたいだけど、上の支持に従いながら復旧作業にかかわるのだと思う。

まだ余震があるそうで、怖い、と。

伝染病とか発生しないといいけど。
ドミに泊っているとテレビも見ないし、今は時々のネットで、ただただ動向を眺めるだけです。

あ、今日チャイナタウンで中国語放送を見れた。
毎日中国語が耳に入るぐらい中国人が多いシドニー。
今日もTCを使えるところがなく(両替所で換金せずに現金化したいため)、チャイナタウンでやっと使えてほっとした。もちろん中国語でやり取り。
平日ならWest PacでTCを手数料なしで換金できるのだけど、ちょっと現金が足りなかった。

私にとって英語、中国語、日本語が使えて、シドニーはいい環境。
中国人にも助けてもらってます。
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-18 20:44 | 話題huati

新たなネットワーク

シドニーで、Youjia、Ikuyoさん&Hanaちゃん、Akkoちゃん&Azukiちゃんが集まるなんて、また不思議。
もともとそれぞれが中学校と一瞬大学が同じ、R社同士、と微妙につながっていて、これからシドニーで仲良くなってもらえるといいな。

一昨日はManlyとMosman、昨日はBondiとビーチや景色のいいところを回った。
サーフィンスクールがあるというだけあり、今波があまりない、寒いと言っても、ちらほらサーファーが見られた。

明日は世界遺産のブルーマウンテンに行ってきます。
[PR]
by liuxue | 2008-05-18 20:13 | 旅行luxing
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