I finally uploaded the pictures of Byron Bay. I flew there two weeks ago to join Michelle and Jolien on their trip at the east coast. We were pretty unlucky with the weather (tropical showers every day) but had a great time. We were staying at the lake cottage (not as fancy as what it sounds like) of a great hostel called Art Factory. A room that we shared with a Canadian girl and about 1000 cockroaches. We tried to get rid of them (attacking them with bug sprays and travel guides) but that didn't work out very well... We had some other neighbors like lizards and turkeys, living in the garden!
Byron Bay was exactly what I imagined East Australia would be like. Relaxed, nice and beautiful beaches and lots of surfers in combination with some weird animals and tropical plants. This is a place where I definitely could live. Or own a place, for the holidays ;-). We had a good time snorkeling at the Julian Rocks. Where we were swimming with a couple of turtles, weird looking fish and even saw some dolphins there. In one word: amazing!
The last day I was there we rented some bikes to go to the lighthouse. We still had to walk a few kilometers because of the stairs but it was worth the good view! We passed the most eastern point of the Australian mainland and burned about one million calories because of the big climb and the sun that finally started to come through. Tired but happy I returned to Sydney to go back to the 'real life' (yea not really) and work at the internship!