Australia 2014 | Day 7 - Thredbo

by - August 14, 2014

The bus left Sydney at 1am that 'morning' and it stopped at Canberra for transit at about 4am. I swear that was one of the toughest time to stay awake as the temperature was easily below 5 degrees as we can even see our own vapour as we talk. I was so sleepy but I knew I had to stay awake to board the next bus and it was freezing cold that I was shivering even when we were at the indoors of the bus station. When the other bus came, I was never happier to continue my sleep and also to keep myself warm.

I woke up at about 7am to the morning sunrise but I don't see snow and the first thing that crossed my mind was "Oh no! It has stop snowing!". But as the bus driver drove higher and higher into the mountains, it started raining and I was like "SHIT! RAIN?! How to play at the outdoor then?" What I did not realize was that the rain slowly turn into snow as we got higher into the mountains until boo told me about it. When we arrived at Thredbo, it was snowing and I was a little nervous about getting off the bus as I have no idea how cold it would be but it wasn't too bad (probably because I was wearing 5 layers mixture of t-shirts and jackets). The best part, was that it snowed throughout our time there!

I thought snow is suppose to be soft but instead, I feel pain when the snow hit my face. It's like a sand storm instead of a snow storm except that it's cold and not hot lol. Thank God I brought my sunglasses along or else I would have trouble with even opening my eyes. Heh! Heh!

After having our first round of snowball fight (I was at first afraid of being hit by snowball that was thrown by boo lol), we went indoors to their cafeteria to get ourselves some breakfast. The prices for their food there is a bomb! Luckily, my aunt packed us some food (sandwiches and buns) to bring it with us to Thredbo. So, we basically only spent more on lunch whereas for breakfast and dinner, we ate what we brought.

Surrounding us, there were lots of people building snowman which are actually more circularly round and it looks pretty easy to make one and so, we started making one as well and that was our outcome of a snowman after almost an hour of digging snow and shaping it which doesn't really look like a round snowman that you watch in cartoons or movies. LMAO! But oh well, at least it still look like one with its tiny hands, my sunglasses and my snow cap lol. I have no idea why did we put that branch right in the middle of its body. Heh! Heh!

All bundled up to keep myself warm. Don't care about looking fat or chubby when you're in a place with negative temperature. lol

Gru 2.0 (inspired by Despicable Me) LOL!

For the rest of the day until about 4pm, we spent the time sitting on the hill enjoying the view and weather, watching other people play snowball and also did some tobogganing on our butts and bellies down the hill. Most importantly, it was the company that matters the most.

This is definitely one of the best experience that I have ever had to date. I love snow, but I don't think I will be able to survive these kind of temperature for even a couple of days. I can't imagine how tough it would be for me to shower as I was already having difficulties going in and out of shower in Sydney when the temperature was just averaging about 10 degrees.

Not much picture taken on that day as it was hard for us to handle our camera with our snow gloves on and we will have to take out our gloves every time we want to use our phone. Nevertheless, it was an experience that I will never ever forget, even without pictures of every single moment of it :)

-End of Day 7-

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