Nights like these might be the reward you get for the bravery of moving. We were at Dover Heights.
My blog is starting to look a lot like a travel guide if you ever want to go to Sydney. I wasn’t sure if I liked that at first because I really want this blog to be a mixture of everything in my life but honestly, Sydney is what’s going on for me at the moment and as I’m discovering more and more of this beautiful city so do you through this blog. So take it as a tour through Sydney without the horrendous cost of an airplane ticket :D
Making new friends in a foreign coutry can either be the coolest or scariest thing in the world. So far, my good experiences have outweighed the bad ones by far and one of thos great ones was a day at Dover Heights with a group of 8 girls (of whom I had known 2 beforehand). It was a very spontaneous action as one of the girls had just randomly made a post in a facebook group that she and some of her friends were going to go out to watch the sunset and were looking for people to join them. As my friend Julia and I were free for that evening we decided to join them.
The things I learnt that evening were:
- If you ever get the chance to go to Dover Heights to see the sunset, do it! It’s definitely one of the most beautiful places in Sydney. You have this amazing view over the skyline (including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge) and if you’re lucky you will be able to experience a beautiful sunset right in front of you. There’s also a playground for awesome photos of you on the swing as I took of my friend Chelsea. Oh and there’s also this great meadow that you can lie down on.
- Making friends can be easy, no matter where they are from. Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone to meet them but if you’re lucky you will meet the most amazing people from all around the world.
- Don’t be nervous about awkward silences. If you and the other person are the right fit you will find something to talk about. If you aren’t, you can still make yourself a nice day with lots and lots of casual smalltalk. Something that makes the difficult first 10 minutes of a meeting easier is showing actual interest in the other person and asking them genuine questions. That way you can find out so many interesting things that you would have never expected!
- Don’t worry about the language barriers. English is a good common ground most people understand and if all else fails, pantomime can always be helpful!
- Try to live in the moment and enjoy the little things. I am still working on that.
I hope y’all have had an amazing day!
Lots of love,