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Dec 10, 2007 - Sydney

I arrived in Sydney after an incredible three days of walking (with a bit of jet boating and small plane too!)I kitted myself out in new walking trousers and also persuaded Alex that he should buy some as jeans would probably be too hot and luckily the sun shone for the whole time. There were only eight of us in the group and we didnt see anyone else on the Hollyford Track the entire time. Our fellow adventurers were nearly all our age, all couples of course, from Finland, Ireland and NZ. The countryside was outstanding, huge flood planes...

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Dec 9, 2007 - Sydney, Australia-- Down Undah

We loved Sydney. There were, of course, some plusses and minuses but overall, Sydney is a great city. There are about 3million people in the metropolitan area so it's big but not that big. It kind of reminded me of the newer version of New York in that it's clean and modern. But, admittedly, the people are a bit nicer and it's somewhat cleaner than the big apple, though the Apple has made some improvements in this area in the last decade or so. Sydney is smaller than NYC but it's plenty big enough, at least for visiting. We had a great time...

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Dec 8, 2007 - The Jesters arrive in Sydney to a true Jesters welcome!

WE ARE IN SYDNEY!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! The most amazing welcome from Posh and Mark, complete with jester hats, personalised balloons and champagne, chocolate and teddy bears in our honeymoon suite back at the apartment. Can't write for long as got to get ready to go out but here's some pics!! We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! MINT.

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Dec 6, 2007 - Mr. 47J

Mr. 47J is the name I like to call the man who broke my laptop! Before the flight hostess could announce that items my have moved during the flight and to take care while opening the overhead luggage, MR 47J was already out of his seat and flung open the compartment. Now obviously if I am writing this you all know what happens next. My bag tumbles out and lands three rows up after hitting a guy on the head. Now Mr 47J didn't apologize to the nearly decapitated man in 43J. He just hands me my bag and says "I hope all's OK in there". I then...

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Dec 1, 2007 - 29/11/07 -01/12/07

Left Swansea at 13:00pm. Arrived at Heathrow at 16:00pm. Horrible saying goodbyes!! Cried and cried!!! China Eastern Airline's!! Wot an experience!! Boarded plane to Chinese music going Ping Ping Pong! Laughed to out loud to myself!! Think Restaurant!! Felt like Chinatown!! Well, I suppose it was in a way!!! Somehow I ended up being the only white person mixed with the Chinese. Not a problem until the end of the flight, when the screen which didn't show us any film or comedy or anything British, turned into a relax session after a longhaul...

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Dec 1, 2007 - Good on ya

Emirates is an excellent airline and we urge anyone who's keen on travling to book with them. We felt quite pampered and enjoyed very much our flight over to Sydney (besides nearly missing our flight due to long lines and unexpected costs of $55 just to be able to leave the country!) When we arrived in Sydney we had a hostel van pick us up and take us into town to stay at Boomerang. We had a lovely view of the downtown skyline and bridge, but as the night progressed we discovered we also had a prime view of several hookers working the...

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Nov 30, 2007 - Arrival in Sydney

After a 3 day train journey through the heart of my homeland I have arrived into the loving arms of Jussy and Robby. It's been 3 years since I last saw Juss!! 3 Years! Christmas time of 2004 when I was 10 days married and preparing for a whole new life. Now, 3 years on, I'm at the foot of another journey. Perhaps not where I thought I'd be 3 years ago. But somewhere I'm happy to be now. After 3 days on a train with a lack of being horizontal I'm more than slightly delirious. Which might be why right now I'm ok with watching 'High School...

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Trip Journal

The Journey East

Nov 30, 2007 - Sydney: Meeting friends

In Sydney I'm meeting up with Joe, my friend from back home with home I worked at the Public Defender's Office. We'll be traveling Australia, Indonesia and some of SE Asia together for 6 months. I arrive at the hostel in Sydney to find him and Matt (his Ozzie friend that he met in Halstaat, Austria) tailgating on the back of Matt's ute. A ute, which is short for utility vehicle, is basically a modified El Camino. They're very popular in OZ, as nobody owns big trucks because the petrol is too expansive. They greet me with beer, wine, cheese...

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Nov 29, 2007 - Sydney, Australia

Sydney November 22 - 26 We just returned from a little holiday weekend to Sydney. Our new found friends and neighbors in Port Macquarie (Kevin and Sue McDonald along with their children Kyra and Rorden) went with us to show us the sights. We were able to visit: Luna Park is a much loved superbly restored 1930's amusement park where everyone goes just for fun! The park also provides spectacular views of the harbour. Sydney Harbour Bridge is a truly awe-inspiring sight. At over 52,800 tons, it's the largest single-span, steel arch Bridge in...

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Nov 28, 2007 - Singapore to Papeete, Tahiti (via Sydney, Australia)

We departed Singapore this morning at 9:00 a.m. enroute to Papeete, Tahiti in the French Polynesian Islands via Sydney, Australia. Our flight today from Singapore's Changi Airport, was to Sydney on Qantas Airlines which would get us there in about 7 1/2 hours...given that it would be a long flight and how much we enjoyed sitting in business class on our last flight, we checked into upgrading but quickly changed our minds when they told us how much it would cost....we weren't sure whether the upgrade was for just the one leg of the flight to...

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Nov 18, 2007 - Sydney????

Wow, just when you are thinking you are getting closer to home, they get fog at the Dubai airport and our flight is delayed by four hours. Who would have thought dense fog in the desert??? But sure enough, flights were delayed and others cancelled. We ended up having a six hour delay, so with us getting to the airport before 7 in the morning, we still were there after lunch. We just made it to the plane, and then found by the time got to the stop over in Sydney, they had cancelled our flight home. So we are staying the night in Sydney due...

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Nov 17, 2007 - Sydney

What can I say, I love this city! Despite being a little "traveled out" and tired of being a tourist, I still enjoyed bopping around Sydney. Oh how I've missed walking around the city! The highlight of the visit was a climb up to the top of the Harbor Bridge...at night! We did a 3-hour tour of the bridge called The Bridge Climb. You are literally strapped into a harness and connected to safety lines on this tour. We actually climbed to the top of the arch! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures for you as no cameras were allowed...but you...

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