Aloha Hawaii

America

If I had been starting to feel any end of adventure blues, it was soon stamped out of me when I stepped off the plane in Hawaii into 30 degree sunshine and air that was wet to breathe. 

By the time I saw the hotel room at the Modern Honolulu, I was basically starting a whole new type of holiday. One that involved long and lazy days by the pool drinking pina coladas and playing candy crush saga. 

Uninspired to do much other than bask in this lifestyle for a while, Kristy and I headed strait to the supermarket for nibbles and tequila ($20 a bottle unfortunately for my liver)before sitting by the room window overlooking the ocean and debriefing all the things we had done in the past month. 

Here we stayed until the nibbles had been polished off when we migrated to the pool to finish off the first afternoon in Hawaii. 

Sometimes I second guess my life choices, especially when I am travelling and become removed from my everday situations. Here is a snap of me not questioning the choice to order a frozen lime and coconut mojito.

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Sydney Weekend

Australia

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Sometimes it’s nice to explore your own country.

Sydney is the kind of city that no matter how many times you visit, you can always find something you didn’t know existed. This weekend I discovered the 360 revolving restaurant at the top of Centrepoint tower, right in the heart of the CBD.

Over the course of an hour, you do a complete turn, so you’ve seen the entire 360 degree view of Sydney. It’s very cool. Views aside, the food is delicious, the service is perfect and the bathrooms are weirdly fascinating and fancy.

We stayed the night at a nice hotel and spent Sunday morning meandering through The Rocks and drinking cocktails by the opera house. It was the perfect celebration for my brothers 21st birthday and just a relaxing weekend generally. Playing tourist in your home city should never be boring, and this weekend certainly wasn’t.

I even took skippy along. He travelled to Africa so he might as well hop along to Sydney.

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Skippy checking out the view from the hotel room.