Monday, April 27, 2009


About a week ago I landed in Melbourne with Dan. In between here and sydney many things happened. We got our rear window broken in Marylin, we found an amazing place for skateboarding, we drove down some paths that will stick with us forever, and we made some friends. Dan has taken Marylin for a little private journey, and I've settled here in Melbourne. It works out perfectly because I have zero money (don't tell my parents) and I need to work. Unluckily for me, theres no work in Melbourne. Luckily for me, there's great people here to keep me occupied. Unluckily for me, my iPod got stolen. Luckily for me, I got to party all weekend. And, luckily for me, I went busking for the first time with my good friend Oliver. So things are looking real good, even though my pockets are empty. Leaving dan was like leaving home again, but it's rocking again now. When he comes back, we have to drive him to the airport because he'll be all tired out from so much surfing on the Great Ocean Road, and because he's going back home. Until then, I'm going to go look for more work, and keep eating sandwiches with cheese and bread. Sometimes I get to treat myself to a tomato. But not today.

Po Polsku:

Mjedzy tutaj i Sydney duzo stalo sie! ktos nam znisczyl okno w samochodzie, poznalismy nowych kolegow, znalezlismy miesca ktore zostana z nami na zawrze, i poznalismy nowych kolegow i kolezanek. Ja mam frajde mimo tego ze jestem biedny i jem tylko kanapki. Ale jestem zdrowy i sczesciwy! Teraz bede szukal prace, i bede stale mial super czas!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Blue Mountains

I ךeft Dan a few days ago, and took Marylin on an adventure to the Blue Mountains for three days. Not forever, just a few days! First thing that I noticed was that it wasn't like mountains in Canada. They should be called the Blue Canyon. Don't get me wrong, they're gorgeous. It's just not the right name. On the first day I woke up early and got a good long hike in. I had to ask the lady at the information booth how I could extend my hike, because I didn't want to do the same thing everyone else does. I met two couples hiking along the trail, the men looking very prepared to power-walk through the forest at max speed. The women, not so much. They looked ready, they simply didn't act ready. Every two minuites they would stop, freaked out by some bug that might be looking at them funny. I got to have a meal at the bottom of this waterfall, sitting on a boulder in the middle of the river (which I fell into trying to get there). It started out beautifully, but by the end of the day the clouds had settled. One second it was fine, everything visible, and the next thing I know I'm being hugged by fog. A great hike. Oh, and also, I got bitten by a leech. He ended up being pretty big.

The next day I relaxed, hiking the backcountry after asking a local for tips. I found what I thought he directed me to, but I ended up discovering my own little trail.

The last day I spent mostly on a hike to the "ruined castle" which is a bunch of boulders on the top of a mountain. There was no view, but I climbed one of the boulders and was rewarded. I love the greenery here. There's tons of vines and ferns everywhere, and wherever you are, all you hear is birds and the rustling of the wind in the treetops. One time I thought I heard a huge animal trudging through the woods, but it ended up just being another hiker. A successful expedition into the wild, the first of many.

I teraz, jak zawrze: Po Polsku.

Zrobilem wyprawe w gory kilka dni temo. Zostawilem Dana w Sydney z kolegami, I pojechalem z Marylin do Niebieskie Gory. Pieknie bylo. Wrzedzie gdzie sie stoji morzna slyszec ptaki czwierkajace. Ale wyglada wjiecei jak Niebieski Kanyon. Porzedlem na hike w gory co dzien, I bylo pieknie. Byly tam ludzie ktorzy bardzo bojili sie Mruwek I innych robakow. Mialem snjadanie na durzym kamieniu w rzece, do kturej wpadlem raz. Bylo fantastycznje caly czas, ale pozniej taka mgla opadla na gory ze nie morzna nic bylo widac. Ale jest okaj bo ja wrzystko juz zobaczylem. Porzedlem tez ras na wyczecke na dziko, sam. To bylo fantastyczne bo czulem sie jak bym byl pierwrzy czlowiek ktory w tym mniejscu stal. Wspaniala wyprawa