Be happy in Newtown! / Australia 5

I was super happy on Saturday. Recommending a place-to-be in Sydney!

Hallo ihr Lieben! 

A short list of reasons why my last Saturday was one of my best days in Sydney so far:

1. The weather was amazing! It was around 23C and sunny which is perfect for me. I really like cold weather and rain but after it had rained all the time during the last days I noticed that there really isn’t much you can do to entertain yourself (besides your typical shopping mall and stay-in days which tend to get really boring after a while).
I was also starting to dislike the really hot days even though I was looking forward to them back home. Now, I’m looking for days when it isn’t so humid that your hair won’t dry and not so hot that your brain constantly feels as if it was being cooked :D

2. You know those people that you just get on with straight away and it feels like you may have found a friend for life? I’ve had that with my friend Phoebe whom I spent the weekend with. I was just buzzing the whole time because we had so much fun, had so many same opinions, never ran out of things to talk about and were just open to do crazy stuff, such as buying sparkling party dresses and putting them on staight away. Yup, we wore the dresses in the photos the whole day, grocery shopping and coffee breaks included! There was this one guy we met in a shop that pointed straight at Phoebe as soon as he saw her and shouted that she looked gorgeous in her dress. She obviously did, but hearing it from a stranger like that made it a 100 times better!

3. I talked to a person after I had come back home and when I told them that I had been to Newtown, they said ‚Oh, I love it there! It has a lot of character, doesn’t it?‘
‚Character‘ is a word I hadn’t considered it while trying to describe the suburb but it is indeed the perfect way to put it. It reminded me a bit of Berlin with all the street art and everybody’s individuality, despite being much warmer and much smaller obviously. If you love arts, colours and a bit of an alternative lifestyle it is definitely your place-to-be in Sydney. Phoebe and I absolutely loved the cheap secondhand everything, from clothing to books, to jewellery to the kind of stuff that you buy and never use, like paintings or cups. They have a flea market every saturday (all of Sydney seems to be very into markets, I’m in heaven!) that you should really check out if you have the chance.
Also if you’d like to be inspired fashion-wise, just take a little walk around and you’ll see tons of people that look like they’ve stumbled straight out of crazy successful fashion blogs. It really makes you want to pull a Carrie Bradshaw and go little crazy with your outfit! My desire to buy hot pink pumps to go with my sparkling 80ies dress was almost overwhelming :D

I really hope your weekends were as successful as mine and I wish you nothing but happiness for the following week! I’m going to Melbourne for the first time ever next weekend to finally meet my lovely friend Naomi and I couldn’t be more excited. What are you all up to?
Love, Carry <3

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  1. LOL, i luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) I hv to visit it! I head there are gay pride flags???! Omg, i haven’t seen one in a long time.

    1. Hey Em!
      First of all, I’m really sorry for taking so long to reply to your message. I’ve been on the road for so long now and I barely had any WiFi but now I do and I’m more than happy to answer you :)
      First of all considering Newtown: yes, it does have gay pride flags everywhere. So many shops have it in their windows and many shops (such as library’s and barbers) are part of a LGBT+ friendly project, meaning you won’t be discriminated against in their shops at all. There’s also many LGBT+ couples holding hands in public which I had never witnessed as open before. Even the snapchat geotag for Newtown has rainbow colors! :D
      Secondly on the possibility of you being trans. Being trans is a big topic and I can completely understand that you might be scared of your friend’s reactions. I can also totally see why you would like to talk about it to your mum in person. From what you’ve told me is that I feel like your friends should be accepting of you being trans, especially if you say they are open for the other fields in the LGBT+ area. They are your friends, they love you and maybe transgenderism is just not something they have been confronted with before and therefore it might just be new for them. How about you try to „test“ their point of view: talk to them about Leelah for example and about your feelings about her situation. Your friends reaction will show you how supportive they will be for you. I hope you can get in touch with your mum too – I’m sure it’s going to be easier to talk to her once you’ve got your friend’s support.
      Let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you <3
      Much love xx

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