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Dec 1, 2015 - New Year's Day

I feel I MUST grasp the day! Last night was an eight hour marathon of waiting for the big event- sitting, walking, eating standing up, and stretching, but we all survived! Today' s highlight is the night-time Sydney Bridge Climb- I can't wait, but spend the day walking and taking in the unique atmosphere of Sydney, then took a train and bus to Bondi Beach.

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Dec 1, 2014 - First full day in Sydney

Had a picnic breakfast in the park- shared with some interesting looking local birds (where is Aggie when you most need him?). Decided to check out a possible route to the Sydney Cricket Ground from Wynyard to Central Station by train. After some walking, through Surry Hills, (the Notting Hill of Sydney?) - certainly beautiful little houses and trendy shops and bars I go over a major dual carriageway and a large open playing area, I eventually get my first glimpse of the stadium! Back to the City via Bondi Junction and it being New...

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Aug 15, 2014 - Crisp Mornings and Glorious Days

That’s what we can expect in the early stages of the tour before the hot Spanish sun tans our hides. The long range forecast for: Min Max Comment Lyon 14 24 Cloudy 5% precipitation Le Puy 8 21 Mostly clear 14% prec Saugues 8 21 Mostly sunny 20% prec Basically, typical Sydney winter weather! Mde Martin has confirmed our accommodation in Saugues. Expect a nice welcome and food sourced mostly from the farm. Morgan will be our waitress at Henri iv in Eauze for lunch. Duck is the specialty of the house and they will be expecting 7 hungry...

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Jun 9, 2014 - Sydney, Australia

I am now in Sydney, Australia, where I came to attend this year's Rotary International Convention. Each year Rotary International holds the convention in a different city of the world. It took me about 48 actual hours of travel time to get here--5 hour bus ride from Bahia de Caraquez to Guayaquil, overnight at the home of friends Marisa and Vladimir, flights the next day to El Salvador and Los Angeles of about 8 hours, an 11 hour stop over in the LAX airport, and then about a 14 hour night flight to Sydney. I went up and over to get to the...

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Jun 8, 2014 - Flight to sydney

Journal entry for 7&8 June 14 An early rise for breakfast in the hotel and departure by train from Milan Centrale at 0825hrs arriving Malpensa T1 at 0930hrs. Internet check in allowed us to avoid the lengthy economy class line. Bags weigh in at 44kg. Plane departs 1200hrs on time for arrival in Singapore 0607hrs =12 hr fligh. Girls checkout Charles and Keith for shoes and handbags while I exchange Euro for AUD. No luck with the handbags. Jan departs 0805hrs and we depart 0925 hrs. Departure delayed by no show with a 20min late arrival in...

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Jun 7, 2014 - Final, final entry!

Here we are for the final time( honest) . Have just arrived back in Sydney after that horrendous flight! Yesterday we had a 2 hr car ride from Niagara Falls to Toronto Airport with the Over The Falls transfer company, this time we had another young American guy from Buffalo who was all over the rd and a few times we thought we were going to end up the backside of the cars in front. The traffic did not help it was like Melbourne. Peak hr! Anyway we arrived in one piece. After a little confusion of where to go to check in all was good. 4 &...

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May 28, 2014 - Last Day in Sydney

Our last day in Sydney. We decided to check out the walk to central station to see if we want to make the walk to the train station with luggage early in the morning. Although it is only about 1.2 km, there is a big hill; so we decided to book a taxi. We purchased our daily my multi ticket and boarded a train to take us across the Sydney Harbor Bridge. We got off at North Sydney and rode the train back to station to connect to another train to Circular Quay. We explored The Rocks for a while had a coffee and then headed for the Manly Ferry....

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May 27, 2014 - Sydney

Up and on the go again today. On the bus, we headed to Bondi Beach, to see one of the most famous beaches in Australia. We walked along the beach and enjoyed the view of the ocean and the surfers trying to ride the rather small waves. Since we had a very light breakfast, we stopped for lunch while at Bondi. Rather than head directly to Circular Quay, we decided to take the bus to Watson’s Bay and enjoyed the different views of the Sydney neighborhoods along the way, and with views of the Sydney skyline at several points. We enjoyed a...

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May 26, 2014 - To Australia

An early wake up call, 0400, had us up and preparing for our 0700 flight to Sydney. Check in at the airport was quick and easy and we were at the gate by 0530. We arrived in Sydney on time and decided to ride the train from the airport to the central station, then walk, up the big hill, to our apartment. The apartment is small by clean and will be great for our 3 day stay in Sydney. We had help from some locals along the way and were soon on the bus to Sydney harbor and Circular Quay. Objective for today is to visit Watson's Bay, have lunch...

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May 23, 2014 - The start of our adventure - Sydney

Well here we are in Sydney, we travelled down this morning and are spending the night at the Mercure Hotel Sydney Airport. Sandy has taken the train into the city to explore 'The Rocks' and I am sitting in the hotel enjoying a bottle of wine. WE leave for Canada tomorrow morning at 1020am and will arrive in Vancouver at 730am on the same day (23 May Canada time). Hope all is well with you all and I shall be updating the Trip Journal in Canada. Best wishes, David & Sandy

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May 17, 2014 - Flying High

For many years Cheryll and I have looked up at planes flying above us and have said to eachother “one day that will be us”. Well, that wonderful day was today. The last two weeks have flown by and we’ve been flat out with business, so the trip has kinda snuck up on us. We found ourselves the night before our flight frantically trying to pack and making up checklists as we went along. At one point Cheryll gave up packing and decided to paint her toenails. In the morning my wonderful parents took us to the airport where we did all the “find...

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May 17, 2014 - Getting ready - Cheryll

Inundated with work :-) and not much time to think about THE TRIP. But there's only one more sleep to go and I'm painting my toenails and thinking about what to pack. Too excited to think straight so I throw a bit of everything in the suitcase. Thinking of and missing my beautiful daughter Jade, a well seasoned traveller who would know just what to take. Today's the day. We're off to great places we're off and away! Paris here we come!!! It's still very surreal and feels like a dream. Miguel and Antoineta drive us to the airport and then...

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