Sunday, November 7, 2010

jetlagged in sydney

i survived two A380 flights to cross half the world and successfully land in australia! hello from sydney! i hope they manage to quickly fix the design fault in the A380 engine, because its an amazingly quiet and more-pleasant-than-usual plane in which to fly long journeys!

i arrived at 8 am yesterday and felt my mind was swimming through a jetlag haze for most of rest of the day. but i managed to accomplish a few things during my determination to stay awake until at least 8pm. i saw the sydney opera house, from a few different directions, from the car. i thought it looked smaller than i expected, to which someone said "you're so american!" no way to argue that point. i also had some very tasty australian red wine, and i must admit, i tried kangaroo... and liked it.

i havent taken too many pictures yet, but i wanted to share this photo of the power outlets...


they remind me of edvard munch's famous painting the scream, but even more so, of that scary character from the movie...


i made it to 8 pm yesterday and then slept solidly thru the next 12 hours. now i might be on the local time schedule and i get to start shopping for a few staples, you know... a place to live, a phone, health insurance, a car, etc... and i'm supposed to start my new job tomorrow. yikes! that was poor planning!

5 comments:

Blasé said...

Jetlag should be outlawed...

Hobbes said...

glad to hear you made it in one piece what with engines and volcanoes

Rob said...

Welcome to Sydney, glad you were not on the Qantas flights that were delayed.

Blll said...

You are an intrepid woman! When it comes to tasting australian red wines try Shiraz from the Barossavalley region. It's my absolute favorite.

Jackass-Penguin Show said...

The power outlets must be draining counterclockwise.