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Featherdale Wildlife Reserve and an Afternoon in Coogee

This past week, Lydia joined me at CRCC Asia and we both spent a few days working in the office. Our morning commute consists of walking through the park and past fountains and the cathedral and is only 20 minutes...no complaints from us!
No complaints except that for the past few days I have been waking up with weird bumps on my legs and arms....not really sure what that's all about, but classic life of Kelly! Yesterday, I woke up with a new rash on my arm too...how fun! To forget about that and embrace the long weekend we have because of a public holiday on Monday, we decided to head to a zoo and see some koalas and Kangaroos yesterday!
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At the zoo we got to hang out with Kangaroos that were allowed to roam free and you could go up to them and feed them, which was pretty cool! We also got to see some koalas....who were all sleeping.....literally we must have been near about 20 of them throughout our time there and there wasn't one that was awake. You can't hold the koalas here in NSW, so we'll have to wait until a trip farther north to do that! The kangaroos were much smaller than I would have suspected.....but we were kind of happy about that considering how vicious the big ones can be and since the last thing I would want is to get whacked by one of their tales. We also got to see emus, dingoes (that weren't eating any babies), native Australian birds, crocodiles, and penguins.
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Today, we spent our afternoon at the Coogee Pavillion, which is right on the beach and a place where a lot of young people head on Sunday afternoons to enjoy the warm weather. it has a rooftop bar with beautiful views, which is where we spent our afternoon. We met up with an Australian guy who Lydia had met two years ago when studying abroad in Amsterdam and he showed us around a bit as well. When it was finally time to go home we were exhausted and called an uber (sorry Darl). Our uber driver's name was Zhiqi (pronounced gee-chee as I learned in Beijing!). When he asked us where we were from we said the United States and he said he never heard of it....in shock Lydia said no no we mean the United States of America, USA, The STATES! and still Zhiqi had ZERO clue what that meant. Never have I met someone who says that!
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Posted by kellyenright21 00:21 Archived in Australia

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