Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
May 20, 2017 - Packed (almost) and ready to go!
Hi, This really just a test run to make sure all this is working. We are heading off tomorrow so probably won't make any entries till Tuesday, so, if you do t want to get these updates, just flick us an email, (you can do it through the blog) and we will remove your name. If you have received this, and have a minute, flick us an email so we know someone is receiving this! Talk to you soon, hopefully with a few pics! Marg and LisleJump to full entry
Jan 19, 2015 - Graffiti all along the railways - so sad
We have logged a lot of hours on the New South Wales train system during this grand adventure -- 90 minutes up to the Blue Mountains, 120 minutes to Wollongong and to Gosford, plus many trips all around Sydney in various directions. Everywhere we have gone on the trains, ---EVERYWHERE -- there is massive tagging on every surface imaginable. Through town after town, buildings that faced the rails were defaced -- you can see the places where the owners try and deal it up -- brick buildings with painted bricks, but it appears a lost cause....Jump to full entry
Jan 19, 2015 - Gosford, New South Wales - Central Coast
Instead of going to Kiama on this very rainy day, we headed 2 hours north on the central coast to see what it was like. The train ride was uncrowded on this Monday morning and we got half way to Newcastle, stopping at a town called Gosford. On the train trip we passed lovely forests as we made our way toward the amazingly large Hawkebury River feeding in to Broken Bay and the South Pacific Ocean. Along the way we also encounter a very large bay system of numerous very large bays that feed one into another and visible on the train from...Jump to full entry
Dec 29, 2008 - Day 2 - Gosford / Sydney
Day 2 - saw me start nice and early to go to the Sydney Fish Market – the market itself is a sort of a mix of industrial and commercial enterprises ranging from wholesale fish dealers (complete with an auction room for early morning fish dealing) – through to supermarket-like fishmongers, to concession holders serving sushi and other seafood dishes. Personally I think it was a little early to be jumping into sushi first thing in the morning – no matter how fresh it was, but I made a mental note to make sure to go back for lunch when I next...Jump to full entry
Jul 29, 2008 - The Planning Begins
We are very excited to have finally started planning and saving for our USA Road Trip in 2009. Our fridge must have known that we were saving for this trip as it promptly died, but after delving into the savings to buy a new fridge, we are still doing fairly well :o) We have received a few travel guides in the mail and we have almost worn the print off them they have been studies so much! My cousin Sonja has ordered a book "Road Trip USA" for us, and I am sure that will be well worn by the time September 2009 arrives! I am not sure how...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2007 - Happy Easter!!!
Happy Easter Everyone!!! I hope you are all having a great time celebrating and eating yummy food and chocolate, and well....going to church and all that stuff we are "supposed" to do for Easter. It's not even about the bunnies and chocolate....but at least you have some of it. Sniff sniff. Well actually....I sneakily went out last night and bought Kori and I a few bags of chocolate and randomly hid them around the apartment for her to find this morning...so I guess I DO have chocolate. But no bunnies yet. Although....hmm....sorry Kori...I...Jump to full entry
Mar 16, 2007 - Sydney here I come!
Phew - down to 26c and windy, bliss!! I almost feel I need to put a coat on after Queensland! I deliberatley choose March, their Autumn as thought it would be cooler - however as everywhere I have travelled they are experiencing an Indian Summer - and best and hottest weather of their summer.... 43c and 90% hummity, I think the hotest conditions I have ever experienced - talk about having your brain fried.... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sydney - what a vibrant town - it has a similar...Jump to full entry
Dec 28, 2006 - Day 26 - Sydney
Arrived in Sydney this afternoon and it's a pleasant 25c, a fair bit cooler than the sweltering temps in Perth which were around 37c when we left! I'm staying in a lovely B&B in the Paddington area which is south east of the city centre. It's next to the Aussie Stadium which will see the Barmy Army arriving soon for the final Ashes test (let's hope England do a bit better in that one!)Jump to full entry
Oct 5, 2006 - Australia (Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney)
Australia (Part 1) Guess What I get off the flight and its roasting and its only 9:30 am wicked just what the doctor ordered, I know I'll be complaining in a few hours about it being too hot but I enjoy it while I can. I head over to the City for night before heading out to Coogee which is smaller than I thought. I took a walk round the coast to Bondi Beach which takes about an hour and you are harrassed by flies the whole way round, but defo worth the walk. Bondi is nothing like I expected, looked ok but just smarter than Blackpool. So...Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2006 - Sydney
hab mal wieder meine fluege verschoben und bleibe noch ein paar tage in sydney bevor ich dann nach indonesien fliege habs inzwischen auch geschafft ein paar sehenswuerdigkeiten in sydney zu besichtigen.. sofern man ein 3d kino dazu zaehlen kann.. war aber unglaublich.. eine riesenleinwand und die fische nah wie beim tauchen.... (war eine reportage ueber das meer) kann es nicht erwarten wieder tauchen zu gehen. hier in sydney laesst es sich super leben.. carole (alte walliserfreundin) hat zur zeit mehr frei als sie arbeitet und so koenn wir...Jump to full entry
May 1, 2006 - Farewell Australia!!
Depart Sydney 15:45 - Arrive Singapore 21:45 Mum and Dad see me off at the airport with not too many tears. Arrive in Singapore and receive a text message from Mum: "Welcome to your birthplace!" Feel really excited to be back after 20 years. Arrive late at hostel in Little India so crawl straight into bed in a dorm with 29 other backpackers.Jump to full entry
Feb 8, 2006 - WOW..... I am at the other side of the world
Hello Everyone Just a quick note to let you know that I have made it safe and sound to Sydney. Its been a very long journey. Its amazing how quickly you learn things. So here's a tip for those future travellers 1. Don 't try and take a knife through customs and 2. Alway check with your travelling partner to confirm flights. The only reason I have time to do this little note is cause I am waiting for Sara. We were never on the same flight we just met at airports for for some food. Hope everyone is well. I am going to venture outside now. Yes...Jump to full entry