Wow, it's been quite an adventure. It has been non-stop raining, but I've been trying to fight the urge to pout and stay in. I have an umbrella, and I can always dry my clothes if they get soaked. I can tell that if it were dry I would be having an amazing time biking in this city. There are wide bike paths and cool bridges over the river (including two that are only for peds and cycles). I really want to rent one, but I don't really have my rain gear. We'll see...I might just change my mind. I've been doing a lot of sitting with Flat Whites (lattes) and trying to find free wifi (which is SUPER rare). I read Siddharta by Hermann Hesse, an amazing novella about self-discovery and expectations. It was beautiful. I walk-xplored the Botanical Gardens yesterday, and I'm going to hit the museums today, despite the rain.
I also found a cool vegetarian all-you-can-eat Indian buffet in downtown Brisbane. You can do a yoga class, followed by the buffet for $20 (a great price for AUS). I'll probably do that tomorrow or Thursday.
I took a train out to Yeerongpilly on my first full day here to catch some live professional tennis at the Brisbane International. I watched Robin Soderling (the Swede who is one of my favorite players) and Andy Roddick both win some pretty good matches, and I watched the women's final. I know it sounds boring to watch a ball going back and forth over a net, but it really was fascinating. I can't wait to watch more tennis when I get back down to Melbourne. I'm not sure yet how to put pictures on the blog since I forgot the cord that connects to computers, but I'll figure it out soon enough.
G'day for now!