Recently it seems that I’ve got up every morning looking into a grey curtain. I know, I know, inclement weather conditions and nothing at all to do with pollution, it’s just… well, it would have been great to go down to the beach and actually see the sky and water, seeing that I have finally achieved my life’s goal of living near the ocean in a place it never snows.
Oh well. Can’t have everything, and even since I was there last only three years ago, Australia seems to have surpassed Hong Kong in beach sign-stravaganza. Congratulations, Sydney. That is an almost insurmountable feat.
Still, in Sydney and especially on Bondi Beach, you’ll always know where you are:
just after I got back I posted this photo on Facebook:
There is something about sunshine that brings out the colouring in – oh, everything. I know, shouldn’t compare! And of course I prefer China
But one thing Australia has over China is vastly superior weirdness when it comes to animals.
This one, for example, is a chicken, a so-called silkie which has hair instead of feathers, blue beak and eyes and is of a placid disposition. But bugger me down, when I looked it up I found that the Silkie actually comes from China.
The Chinese invented everything, it’s really true! Now if they could invent the emission-less factory…
By the way: The guy who took me to the airport had a truly excellent taxi service AND spoke Cantonese. His company, Bula Silver Service, specialises in airport pick-ups and transfers and he said if you’re anywhere in Australia, anywhere at all and need help, you should call this number: (+61)0410987768, or write to email@example.com and he will help you.
Wow! That’s good to know. And I’ll tell you this for nothing: When you touch down at Sydney airport, don’t expect to actually get into that taxi for another hour and a half…