It was a very long full day of traveling for me in order to get out to Sydney, Australia, but has it been worth it so far!
I flew on Qantas Airline for the journey from London to Sydney on its new A380 jet. This was the first time I've flown on this airline and the first time I've been privileged enough to sit upstairs on the plane lol.
It took about 16 hours to get from London to Singapore, we had a quick layover to re fuel, then hit another eight hours from Singapore to Sydney.
The meet organizer Maury Plant picked us up from the airport, he's putting us up in a very nice hotel, right downtown. I showered and was seriously tapped out within a couple of hours, the bad part was, I've been up since 4:30 this morning (+14 hours time difference from Orlando).
(Picture from the hotel room)
Joel and I hit the realest breakfast I've ever had outside of the one's that Bren throws down on when I'm out in Denver, then we hit the streets for some sightseeing.
Picture with the historic Sydney Bridge.
The legendary Opera House that you probably see in everything involving Sydney, Australia.
After our quick self-guided tour of a couple block radius from the hotel, we hit a few shops and headed back to the hotel, I had an interview to do with the local paper.
Practice was on deck after that, right at the 2000 Olympic Park
Yevgeny Lukyanenko, the Russian Silver Medalist from Beijing, joined us for the training session as well. It looks like the pole vault will be one of the hottest competitions at the meet this weekend.Joel, Maury and I
It was SUPER hot at practice today, I hadn't felt heat like that in quite a while. Training went well, I hit a massage afterward and was back on the streets of Sydney.
My favorite shops are within minutes from the hotel, Polo, Gucci, Louis Vuitton. I tried to get some shoes, but for some reason my shoe size is too big, what a shock. Not really. They kept hitting me with "We don't have very many Australians your size", 10 1/2 seems to be the biggest size available in the entire city. Oh well. Now it's time for some dinner, I'm pretty surprised I'm still up, hopefully I can sleep until at least 7 or 8.
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