Have you ever miss your Sahur due to timezone changes during flight? I HAD!
One time, i had to go to Oz ( informal short form of Australia ) on the first day of Ramadhan. Here is what has happened. When i first got into the flight ( i used MH flight), the stewardess asked me if i would like to have breakfast / sahur. I said that i would like to get sahur. done deal. i slept and set my alarm on my sahur time estimation. Nearing the time, sahur was served to couple of passengers and the one behind me. There i was waiting and waiting while hearing the clicking sound of cutlerries behind me. I went warry of the timing and i called the stewardess asking about my sahur and SNAPPED! it came to me, ” what is the current time?” when he mentioned it my heart flung and apparently the passenger behind me heard it too and there gone the clicking sound.. LOL. 😀 sorry dude, didn’t mean to hurt you! Anyway, i said to myself, i will live. It was winter and the sun set sooner. Here i come Sydney!
My experience at Sidney airport was good. Immigration was seamless. Btw, Australia doesn’t give you a visa stamp on your passport unless you request for it ( at additional cost ) . They will only give you an email regarding your visa approval. Go get it printed in case there was a delay in the system.
I have a habit to get my internet connection on wherever and whenever i am arrived after flight. So begun my search of local sim card. You could find it easily and it was free! Yeay me! you could top it up, i chose 10 AUD and turn my data on. It was that easy. Then i went look for an OPAL card. OPAL is similar to UK octopus, SG Ezylink, etc. Transportation wise, i went using a cab and it cost me around 100 AUD to get into my accommodation area ( Gulp! )
after getting myself settled down in my logging, i started my adventure. Thanks for the map below i had my guidance and followed it. Started from Hydepark all the way to the Rocks.
It was a good walk. I could enjoy the scenery walking in the park while enjoying the sea breeze touching my face. Not to mention the romantic feeling seeing the withered leaves. It was the start of winter with chilly weather still cold enough for a tropical girl like me. Such a long walk but let’s consider it as my ngabuburit time. When i reached the rocks area, i stop by to get my ice cream. Are you with me? i always want ice cream during winter time! yums! :9
It wasn’t that long after i bought my ice cream the sun set. I have survived the day. Yay Me! i always love Ramadhan as it made me remember a happiness is actually not complicated. The joy of sipping water after a long day. Yet, i was blessed by another thing. I was lucky that my trip crisscross with Vivid Sydney Festival. I could see the lighting around and the spectacle within the vicinity and the famous Sydney Opera House.
Oh Dear, i wish you where there with me to enjoy the day. It would have made it complete. Cheers! 😉