Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (map)
Before arriving in Australia and researching the prices of hostels and cheap hotels we knew we would be camping it a lot. So we tried our luck with the CouchSurfing website to see if we could find any accommodations to give us a break from the tent. Unfortunately after multiple attempts to reach out to hosts we came up empty handed.
But as luck would have it during our Great Barrier Reef tour we met new friends Courtney and Bryan who are fellow Americans from California that have been working abroad in Sydney. We hit it off with them so well that they invited us to stay a few nights at their place when we passed through town. Now normally we wouldn’t want to impose on brand new friends, but tent life was getting old and it’s really hard to find a campsite in an urban jungle like Sydney; so we jumped at the offer.
After a quick day trip in the UNESCO Blue Mountains west of Sydney we found our way through the city streets to what they called their modest apartment near Bondi beach. It was a luxurious treat! Balcony views of the famous Bondi beach, real showers :), and getting to hang out with Courtney and the pups! Bryan was unfortunately busy with a hectic work schedule, but we did get to grab dinner with him while we passed through town.
Thank You Courtney and Bryan so much! Looking forward to when we can repay your kindness and generosity!