Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mar 9, 2004 - Katoomba/Sydney
Got up, got ready, and checked email. Found out I got into my MBA program so am definitely excited. (More relieved than excited now but glad nonetheless.) Checked out of the hostel about 9:45 and trekked back up that interminable hill (I thought it was a long trip going down) to the train station with Phil. (Phil was at the end of his trip and was heading back to Sydney for his last couple of days.) Took the train to Sydney and arrived about 12:30. The hostel is right across the street from the train station (very handy) so I checked in,...Jump to full entry
Mar 3, 2004 - BridgeClimb !
Not just the BridgeClimb but also wandering around The Rocks area of Sydney and then a tour inside the Sydney Opera House. Back to the BridgeClimb. This was definitely another highlight of our trip. We were both nervous before getting kitted out in the romper suits, hats, spectacle retainers and harnesses. They were very professional and gave you a lot of confidence. You even do a little bit of training prior to the start of the climb so that you know what you are doing. We both completed the climb without any problems, thoroughly enjoyed...Jump to full entry
Feb 29, 2004 - G'day !
After a relaxing 9 hour flight we landed in Sydney and were treated to a quick tour by Denis' uncle David and cousin Martin. It was really great to drive round the city centre early on a Sunday morning. The pictures are taken from Mrs Macquarie's Point. Mrs Macquarie was wife of one of the early Governors. We managed to stay awake for most of the day and even went on a sunset bushwalk along the Lane Cove River at the bottom of the street where Denis' relatives live. Sadly the camera was left behind, so no sunset pics today. Still solid.Jump to full entry
Jan 15, 2004 - About to leave Sydney
Good afternoon from Sydney. Everything is good over here. We went to the Blue Mountains last weekend with Victoria and her friend Graham. We had a great three nights camping in Katoomba. Wentworth Falls were amazing. We are leaving Sydney tomorrow to go to Tully which is just below Cairns. We will be staying in a working hostel and hopefully we will be picking lots of bananas. We need to save up some more money cos Sydney is very expensive. We plan to come back for a week later on so that we can do the Harbour Bridge walk and stuff like...Jump to full entry
Jan 7, 2004 - Happy New Year from Sydney
Happy New Year to everybody from Sydney. We have been here for two weeks now and have visited Bondi and Manly beaches and we are about to head up to the Blue Mountains for the weekend which should be good. For New Years, we went to a party at Ronan Silke's place and stayed there till the early hours of the new year. We got to see the fireworks from a brilliant spot on the Anzac bridge which was 5 minutes from the apartment. A good night was had by all and we were thinking of all of ye back home. I got badly sunburnt the last day(Back of...Jump to full entry
Dec 29, 2003 - Sydney
We arrived safely in Sydney, ready for New Year celebrations on the harbour. The first thing to hit us was the heat as we walked from the airport. It was about 32 degrees and quite high humidity. We'd arranged for a friend, Peter, to meet us at the airport and take us back to our apartment in the city. We dropped our bags and headed for Cargo Bar in Darling Harbour to meet a few other friends for a few drinks. Our apartment was in Annandale, about a 15 minute bus ride from the city centre. Quite a nice little place, even though it's a bit...Jump to full entry
Dec 18, 2003 - Now in Sydney
Hello all: Well we are now in Sydney. We have been here two weeks but have been having too much fun to find the time to e-mail before this. The People The people here are amasingly welcoming. Yes, people are nice everywhere, however the people we have met are very forward with thier offers to assist, they show genuine interest in what we are doing, they make offers to us (use thier homes to pee (they live accross the street for a playground), use thier swings, sit in thier cars (Simon was interested in a mazda RX-8). There are many many...Jump to full entry
Nov 19, 2003 - Melbourne to Sydney
We rented a car in Melborne and took 3 days to drive to Sydney. We used the coastal route stopping in Bairnsdale and Bateman's Bay for an evening. The B&B in Bairnsdale was a historic Victorian place called the Tara House. Gordon and Kaye were great hospitable hosts. After dinner, Corkie managed to drive down the wrong side of the road returning to the B&B. Exciting! We had agreed that she would do the driving and I would handle the navigating. We had done the opposite a few years before in South Africa and it had not worked very well. The...Jump to full entry
Sep 5, 2003 - Somewhere over the rainbow...
We flew out of Santiago on a Wednesday evening, travelled for 15 hours and arrived in Sydney on the Friday morning. As if losing a day wasn't confusing enough, neither of us slept on the flight so by the time we'd got through customs and worked out that we didn't need to speak Spanish any more, we were a bit worse for wear. The excitement of being on a new continent seemed to stave off any collapse from physical exhaustion and we nursed cups of teas as we attempted to get our bearings and decide where to stay. This was a bit of a lucky dip,...Jump to full entry
Dec 18, 2002 - 2002 Christmas Adventure/Melbourne
Melbourne is Australia's second largest port city, and a truly unique one at that. It is built as all Australian cities are, on the river with the use of the river entwined in the culture of the city. We stayed at a very old hotel that had been recently renovated and was not only interesting but very pleasant. We were right across the street from the river and the old train station. Melbourne has a trolley system that goes in a big square around the city and is a very inexpensive and easy way to navigate the city. We went to the big...Jump to full entry
Dec 14, 2002 - Our 2002, Christmas Holiday/Sydney
We are off on our first real Australian adventure; Sydney, Melbourne, then on the Launceston, Tasmania. We are spending a few days in each city, then we will be in our little car and tooling down the west coast of Tasmania for the remainder of our holiday. First Sydney: Sydney is an awesome city, with a lot to see and do. We stay in a little hotel downtown so we can walk around the city. We are close to Darling Harbor and the inter city shopping area. Then we can take the water taxi to Sydney Harbor, and the Opera house, the Sydney harbor...Jump to full entry