Shopping

March 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

We went into the CBD to shop on George St., very high end shopping district. Fortunately for us, we found the cheapest store possible, Lowe's, "low-end" men's clothing, where Jim was able to buy several shirts for under $100. Buying most things here is crazy expensive. Sometimes you come across a bargain and it's cause to celebrate. When we were waiting in line at check-out at Lowe's, the clerk let out a blood-curdling scream that caused everyone in the store to freeze and look her way. She had the largest bug I've ever seen crawling on her arm. A cockroach, about the size of a small cell phone. She brushed it off but then it quickly crawled under the counter.

These larger than life cockroaches (like the spiders) are everywhere. Since it is a sub-tropical/temperate climate, they never experience a deep freeze to kill off these pests. They don't seem to bother the locals, well except for the store clerk anyway. I don't know if I will ever get used to them. The spiders I can live with but not the roaches...

Here's one I found sunning himself on a stone wall.
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While walking through Hyde Park, we discovered a really nice public bathroom. Usually an oxymoron but at least in Sydney, we were pretty impressed. Quite spacious, tiled, clean streaming music. The tune I caught was Dionne Warwick singing "What the World needs now...."  Not exactly what I was expecting but a pleasant surprise none-the-less.


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