As I am here by myself, I feel a sense of longing for friends. At the same time, I am reminded of the need for solitude. Of which, I get both.
Staying hostels and going on different tours, I meet a lot of different people. Guy from Belgium looking for work in Australia and studying Law. A lady from Ireland coming to visit her brother and was on my tour at Fraser Island. A German couple who is interested in knowing more about Internet Marketing. We exchanged contacts and told them if they ever come to Toronto, I will show them around (in return, if I go to Germany, they will show me around!).
Everyday, I do not have a big schedule. Though this is a vacation and Australia have many things to see. There are things I opt not to do. Simply it is beyond my budget and simply I rather focus on just entertainment fun.
This is how one of my day is like. Two days ago I got up at Bondi Beach (Sydney) and headed to a place call Manly Beach. I spent the morning read the Bible (re-reading Acts focusing on the role of the Holy Spirit). Then headed over to the ferry. The ferry took me to straight to the beach. I saw a store that rented bike and took one for a ride. They had a trail that led up to a point called North Head. It faced the whole city of Sydney and the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful. I was all alone up there and meditated upon Psalm 19 under the sun with the roaring sound of the ocean. I went down to the beach for lunch then headed to visited a church and talked to a local there. I ended up the night doing some more reading (Bible and other books). Praying and head to bed.
Not bad for a vacation..nothing glamour or glitzy..very refreshing and joyful!