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Nov 21, 2004 - Sydney...full circle.
Sydney. Well, after selling our lovely 'Shannon' (Pajero) in Wangaratta to a really nice mature couple from Rockhampton we caught the overnight train to Sydney. Not the most comfortable journey we have ever had but, it went pretty quickly for an 8 hour trip!! 21.11.04: Strange feeling to be back in Sydney after all the experiences we had had in the meantime. Felt rather displaced. But, had a nice time and finally took a couple of pictures of the place (you know what its like...when you live somewhere for any substantial amount of time you...Jump to full entry
Nov 12, 2004 - Sydney
This is a nice finish for a couple of weeks in Auzzie land. This is the NYC of the South Pacific, the only city I can relate it to is Hong Kong but it probably doesn't have the population that HK does. On the ferry, every time you thought you'd seen all of it, you would round a harbour and there were more skyscrapers and central business districts. The sidewalks downtown remind you of TV scenes where thousands of people are moving up and down sidewalks. I've had to learn how to walk in those crowded conditions! A huge Oriental population...Jump to full entry
Nov 7, 2004 - ...Arriving in Sydney (two days later)!!!
Ellen: Ohmigosh we're totally in Australia!!! I didn't think I'd ever get to come down here - it always seemed so far and expensive. But when we were landing and saw the Harbour Bridge and famous Sydney Opera House out the window I got goosebumps! Kevin and I just looked at each other with silly grins. It's funny because 14 hours to Auckland didn't seem that long - we've had so many long bus trips lately. The stop-over was only an hour and three hours after that we landed here. So it didn't seem like a big deal, but i slept for two days...Jump to full entry
Oct 29, 2004 - Lost and found in Sydney town...
Okay, okay, okay -- I know that you guys are wondering what in the world happened to us by now. We are in Sydney and having a fabulous time, but a few things popped us which took us off the internet radar for a while... Let's see, where were we? I think we (Kim) wrote last from Port Douglas. And no, I did not buy a new bathing suit for those that were wondering, though Kim and I have bought everything else in Australia! So from Port Douglas, we drove to the Daintree rainforest, which was simply breath-taking. Kim arranged for a gorgeous...Jump to full entry
Oct 21, 2004 - Sydney, New South Wales
Wed 20/10 Rain, Rain, Windy! Bloody hell, McCafferty's buses are uncomfortable to sleep on! The seats have a 'raised' bit in between - ie, they are bum shaped - not the best for scrunching up an old bod to sleep on! BUT it was quiet (people wise) - unfortunately all the noise came from the torrential rain that continued all night long! Arrived in Sydney at 9.30am, and the hostel is only a couple of minutes walk from thew bus & train station (booked delberately for this reason!) - it's a YHA, and a 'gentle' change after a few days of home...Jump to full entry
Sep 6, 2004 - Sydney - hos Mireille och Dave
A-L:s tvamanadersresa borjade lordagen den 4 september, med tidig avresa fran Uppsala till Arlanda. Det blev precis som jag hade forutspatt: jag skot upp packningen in i det sista, och fick agna natten innan avresan at denna vedervardiga syssla. Borde vara roligt att packa infor en sadan har resa, men det hjalpte inte: det var lika trakigt som vanligt. Gick och lade mig kl 05 och steg upp 06. Bytte plan i London och satt sedan ett antal timmar pa planet till Sydney. Hade hort skrackhistorier om svullna ben och forstorade fotter, men jag...Jump to full entry
Aug 26, 2004 - Sydney
Pa še enkrat dober teden Sydneya. Občasno je bilo kar hladno. Ogled Trubadurja v operi, mnogih mestnih znamenitosti, skok 100 km dol do Wollongonga, pa hajd nazaj! And another week of Sydney. Sometimes there was quite chilly. Il Trovadore in the Opera house, lots of the town highlihts, a jump of some 100 kms down to Wollongong and back home!Jump to full entry
Aug 8, 2004 - Sydney, Australia
Greetings from Sydney! -Arrival ******** We arrived into Sydney early on Monday morning and since our hotel room was not yet available, we headed straight to circular quay to get our first glimpses of the Opera House and the Harbour bridge. A gorgeous location and you can see the sunlight glint of the ceramic tiles on the opera house that gives it that clear white shine. On a spur of the moment, we booked something called an "opera" for the thursday night which we were told had surtitles above the stage just as an afterthought in case...Jump to full entry
Aug 3, 2004 - Farewell to New Zealand--Cheers to Australia
We are off.......and on our way to Sydney, Australia. We truly enjoyed our stay here in NZ, alittle tired of the cold, but we had some awesome experiences. Now for 4 weeks in Australia. We shall land in Sydney and make our way up the coast to the great barrier reef, half of the trip shall be in a car and the other half will be by train. The last of the great train trips, Urgh, yea!!!!!! I have had enough of trains now to last me another 20 years. My poor Brandon, this month has really been hard for him. He lost his finger nail 2 days...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2004 - On our bikes (Queens Birthday).
After virtually no sleep we went to breakfast with all of the other miserable English people. After this we packed our bags and checked out of the hostel and hired a bike for the day. It is true that the only way to see Canberra is by bike. There are cycle lanes everywhere, and some excellent off road cycling. We cycled around the whole of Lake Burley Griffin, stopping to take in the sights, the cycle ride was about 30km. At the end we had a ride around Yarralumla. This is the home of the Australian Prime Minister and the other prominent...Jump to full entry
Jan 31, 2004 - Sydney
Arrived in Sydney about 11:00 after an uneventful flight from Hobart. (It's all psychological but there is something comforting about flying Qantas and knowing they've never had an accident.) Missed the 11:00 shuttle to my hotel so had to wait almost an hour for the next one. Made it to the hotel, checked in, and headed out for lunch and internet access. If one thing proves the size of a city it is the price of the internet...$12/hour in Tasmania vs. $6.60 unlimited in Sydney. Unfortunately I didn't get all the way through my pictures...Jump to full entry