365 summer days are over.
It is raining in Sydney since Sunday, for more than 60 hours now. When I say “rain” I mean “spray in your face”. It isn’t even that cold, just very wet and windy. It is always windy here in Sydney, no matter what time of year it is. My German friends and family laugh at me when I use the word “winter” to define a time of year in Australia. Last Sunday night when I went out for a dinner with friends I was in fact the only one wearing a jacket and scarf. “You’re from Germany. Shouldn’t you be used to the cold?”, they asked me and laughed. I call that “being prepared”! Australians are fearless and brave when it comes to winter fashion. Instead of preparing for the cold by wearing scarfs and jackets, they prepare for the unlikely event of sunshine and dress in shorts and thongs, not to forget the sunnies, just to be safe! I never would have had the idea to view it from that perspective. It is kind of inspiring, don’t you think?
I shouldn’t complain. I spent the last Australian winter in Germany and the last German winter in Australia, means, I had one full year of summer. But that year is over now and so is summer in Australia. Here are some of my favourite pictures from my first summer here:
P.S. I can’t find the pictures of all the venomous snakes right now, but they are a big part of the Sydney summer package too.