The Bangkok-Sydney-Christchurch

This past month I was on reserve and I finished it with a lovely multisector, Bangkok-Sydney-Christchurch. The truth is that I had 4 days off and they gave me first a turn-around. I was really disappointed because they gave me a lot of days off for..a turn? So, I went to bed (at 3am standby) until next morning which was my next flight (the turn).  At 5am I received I call from crew scheduling confirming my flight. I was sleeping and I knew my flight was no sooner than 10am. Suddenly she tells me; “..no. You have Bangkok-Sydney. We’ve changed your schedule.” The main thing I like this multisector is that I get to stay in Sydney 2 days and a half. I think you all know that’s one of my favorite cities is Sydney 🙂 . This is also my second time doing this multisector in less than 4 months. (See Bangkok first Operational).

I had only one hour to pack, shower and get ready to go to HQ (Head Quarters). I was the last one to arrived at the briefing room and the entire economy crew were females.. I’ve nothing against working with all females, however is always nice to have one or two male crew. It balances the environment, plus sometimes working with a lot of girls brings drama… Fortunately I made a good friend with a Greek girl, Christina, and spent the entire 8 day trip with her. The rest divided and made their own group (indeed). Same way I did my last post of Singapore-Brisbane which I divided it, I’ll do the same way with this one. My first operational flight was this one as well and it’s in one of my first posts, however I visited some different landmarks which I will gladly share them with you. First stop is:

Bangkok

Since my first visit in Bangkok I did pretty much all sightseeing, this time I decided to visit 2 places, one was the Golden Buddha which I didn’t have time to visit the last I came to Bangkok. I expected something more, although is very amazing knowing that the Buddha is actually made of real gold from inside to outside. The landscape of the temple is beautiful, fulled of gold and bright colors. Problem is, it’s very crowded and it’s almost impossible to take pictures! Here is some:

 

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Kangaroos in Brisbane, Australia!

Hello again!

My previous post I wrote about my lovely multisector Singapore-Brisbane-Singapore. That is 2 layover days at Singapore and 1 at Brisbane. So I decided to divide the trip on my posts, previous one was about Singapore, this post I’ll share my lovely stayed at Brisbane.

I had only one thing in mind when I knew I was going to Brisbane, that was, visiting the Koala Sanctuary. In my flight one of the crew was Australian and he was joking and laughing at me because I have this obsession with kangaroos, obviously this theme of conversation with an Australian is overrated haha! 🙂 . I love, L O V E animals! I’ve always wanted a farm with all bunch of animals and that be my job, although I do love aviation, but I also have a passion for animals; still my mom thinks I did the wrong BA in Education rather than Veterinarian. The point is, I IMG_6685decided to visit the Koala Sanctuary, there I can cuddle koalas, seat and feed the kangaroos and the sanctuary has this kind of farm style, they really take good care of the animals, is not like a Zoo. I don’t like zoo’s by the way. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world’s first and largest koala sanctuary, with 80 years of experience and over 130 koalas. With almost 100 species of Australian native animals only, the sanctuary is one of the very few sanctuaries in the world where visitors are allowed to hold koalas. You can also  feed and pet the free kangaroos in the 5-acre kangaroo reserve. Kangaroos are sometimes seen with a joey in their pouch, but for my luck I didn’t see any 😦 sniff!  Furthermore, I enjoyed a whole day with cute animals around me, specially laying down with the kangaroos, finally! The mini shows were nice, the sheep station show as well, the people were very friendly and so on. I definitely recommend this place in Brisbane. Don’t miss it.

 

Selfies with kangaroos! so cute!:

 

 

More kangaroos:

 

This male kangaroo was so big!! Look at those muscles and biceps!!

 

 

And some other cute animals at the reserve:



 

I loved the Sheep station!:

Hope you enjoyed the visit through the reserve!

Beautiful Sydney

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After a long way heading to Sydney, we finally arrived to Australia! Sydney has always been in my bucket list and when I arrived and walked through those beautiful streets with beautiful buildings, I just couldn’t believe that I was actually in Australia. We all stayed at Amora Hotel, I have to mention this hotel because I loved it. Very comfy and luxurious looking hotel with good customer service, and the location was perfect, and walking distance to all main point of interest.

IMG_4541First day, I took a shower following a one hour power nap and went off to one of the most popular places on earth; Sydney’s Opera House. On my way to the Opera’s House I passed by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a very beautiful landmark construction -and-  remains the world’s largest steel arch bridge since 1932, impressive right? The best view of the Harbour Bridge is actually from the Circular Quay, which is a ferry terminal. From there you can enjoy the view of the bridge and the Opera House while the ferries and boats pass through the bridge. IMG_4433You can sit, relax and have a cup of coffee, or maybe a soft drink. People actually sit in the grass and just enjoy the view and the environment.  From there I walked to the Opera House, very crowded and everyone taking pictures on every spot, well, I did the same though. As for me, a Caribbean latina that is in front of the Sydney’s Opera..in the other side of the world literally, is just breath-taking. I only wished my boyfriend was there with me. After taking so many pictures of the beautiful Opera and enjoyed the view from that side, I walked to the Botanic Garden which is next to the Opera.

Surfer-Manly Beach

The Royal Botanic Garden is a must. Full of green color, relaxing and quiet, perfect for couples too! The rose garden is also very beautiful, the garden is very big, I couldn’t manage to see it all in one piece but I enjoyed it as well. Later I ate in a Irish village near the hotel, and it was delicious!. After a long day of walking I went back to bed and slept until the next morning. We had a long turn flight to New Zealand, we arrived back in Sydney and this time I was so tired, I just decided to have dinner with one of the crew at the hotel’s restaurant, and went to sleep. Next Morning I went back to the Circular Quay with one of the crew, we took a ferry and went to Manly Beach. Manly beach is one of Sydney’s favorite beaches, Manly Beach has a casual atmosphere that feels a world away from the city yet is only 30 min ferry trip from Circular Quay. And by the way, the view on the way to and from Manly beach is amazing! Once I arrived I felt like home! beautiful beach, bikinis, sun and surfers. Manly is a great Sydney beach for the whole family. From the harbour foreshore, the palm-tree lined Manly Corso leads you to the Steyne promenade, where a number of surf clothing shops sell everything from surfboards to bikinis.

Manly Beach

Botanic Garden & Rose Garden

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After a long day of walking and exploring, I had dinner with a crew friend and went to sleep. Next morning I decided to go to the zoo to hopefully see some kangaroos and guess what? NADA, CERO, NONE! If you ever want to go to any kind of zoo in Sydney, don’t waste your time. Is better to go to Brisbane, there you can actually even pet the kangaroos. In Sydney you can only take a photo with a sleeping koala and..that’s about it. Overall, I loved Australia, very clean, people are nice, surfers, bikinis everywhere! Expensive but a wonderful city to live in indeed! Another destination marked out of my bucket list! Enjoy my photos!

View from the ferry, to Manly Beach:

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24 hrs in Stockholm, S W E D E N.

I was pretty happy when I knew that I was going to Sweden. To be honest, any part of the ‘other side of the world’ is new for me. I’ll take anything and explore anywhere, everywhere. Most crew don’t find Sweden interesting, as for me it was very beautiful and cheap. The people were very nice and the weather, always cold. We arrived at 11am, I changed and went out for a walk and shopping with another girl. Most of the crew did not join because it was too cold. They also said I have the energy of  a ‘rookie’ and ‘newbie’ of going out without a rest. While I’m visiting a new city or country I will not rest, jetlag are for rookies. Maybe if I visit the same city more than twice, maybeeee who knows, I’ll rest a bit. I prefer enjoying life for a change.  Anyhow, I only had a day to explore Stockholm, so I decided no rest, change and go. Why not?

We stayed at the Sheraton hotel which was walking distance of  Gamla Stan, is an old town in Stockholm. Is an original city centre and consists of Stadsholmen island and the islets of Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen and Strömsborg. The Old Town dates from the 13th century but most buildings are from the 17- and 1800s with beautiful German architecture. I just walked, and walked and shopped! I hope next time I’ll visit some other point f interest, because I spent all day shopping while admiring their beautiful architectures. Stockholm has a lot of interesting museums but, I’m a person who can stay all day at the museum and decided to just walk and sight-seeing.

city centre in Stockholm, Sweden.

After  I explored Stockholm I arrived at the hotel at 7:00PM, took a long and warm bat. Went to sleep happy and greatful of how I enjoyed my layover. Hope you enjoy my photos as well!

 

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