Day 21: Hello Sydney!

Well, we made it back home to Australia! After an 11 hour, very turbulent flight, we landed at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport this morning, right on time. I slept for almost the entire flight, but Ben and Marty didn't, because of the turbulence. Anyway, we landed safely, and all of our suitcases arrived intact, with nothing split on them! Phew!

It was such a relief to be back in Australia! Everyone is SO nice here! We flew from Shanghai to Sydney with Qantas and all of the air hostesses were Australian - they were all joking, light-hearted and friendly. Then when we landed and had to go through Customs, the officials there were joking too, with broad Aussie accents. After living away for a while, you really notice the difference in attitude here. It's SO nice to be home again!

We were met by our parents at the airport, where we all headed home for a much-awaited catch-up! Ben and I are in the Blue Mountains now, where the air smells sweet, like eucalyptus trees and native flowers. There are kookaburras laughing right outside my window!