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Nov 29, 2006 - No Worries!

Sydney, Australia The Aussie's have a phrase they often say, "No Worries". We adopted it as soon as we landed in Sydney. Sydney Airport pick-up - No worries! Comfortable Accomodations - No worries! Clean Toilets and Showers - No worries! Dinner Included - No worries! Our own Tour guides (including a real Aussie) and not even having to open our guide book -No Worries! The Land of Milk and Honey - Thanks to the Fairbanks who welcomed us into their home. Heather is an old PVI and GMU friend and has moved to Australia to be with her Aussie...

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Nov 28, 2006 - Les derniers milles a Sydney...sniff, sniff....

On en est rendu a compter les heures !!! Superbe ville sur le bord de plusieurs baies qui donnent sur la mer...Temperature agreable autour de 26 degres et partiellement nuageux. Le 28 promenade a Darling harbour apres avoir ramene a son port d'attache l'hotel mobile..un peu complique puisque la station-service a proximite du depot etait fermee, il fallait donc rouler un peu plus loin et se promener en territoire urbain...pas evident avec ce genre de vehicule mais aucune egratignure !!! Le 29 en avant-midi, on est alle visiter,en ferry...

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Nov 24, 2006 - Blue Mountains and Sydney

We left Dubbo and headed for the Blue Mountains, detouring to Bathurst and Mt Panorama. Of course, we had to do a lap of the famous racing circuit (with the van on the back). The car struggled to get up the hill at 20km/hr but Guy was happy to have done it. The Blue Mountains are absolutely stunning with breathtaking views from the clifftops, beautiful rainforest and pretty waterfalls. We took a train ride on the 'Mountain Devil' down to the valley floor. This used to be an old mining train and is the steepest train in the world (52 deg...

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Olvers Around Oz

Nov 22, 2006 - Sydney: Part 1

We arrived in Sydney late Wednesday evening, so we obtained the keys to the Cerner corporate apartment and went to bed. The apartment is located in the Milson Point area in North Sydney. There is a subway station and ferry dock within a five minute walk from the apartment, so public transportation was hassle free. There were also breathtaking views of the harbor, Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the apartment balcony. One activity I did not partake in was the Harbour Bridge walk. This is where you can walk over the bridge from North...

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J&J Asian Adventure

Nov 21, 2006 - New south Wales du sud au nord de Sydney, en passant par Canberra

Nous sommes arrives a Sydney lundi apres-midi, pour constater que la chaleur nous avait suivis jusqu'ici. Qu'a cela ne tienne, nous avons repris possession d'un camping-van et pris la route du sud, longeant la cote. Mardi soir, nous avons fait d'agreables retrouvailles avec un cousin de Debbie, Gerry Turcotte et sa famille, expatrie en Australie depuis une quinzaine d'annees. Nous avons campe en bord de mer au village de Kiama. Village charmant et coquet. Comme on n'avait pas encore vu de kangourous dans leur habitat sauvage, nous avons...

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Nov 14, 2006 - 18 days to go..

Well, it's lunch time, Wednesday and trying to get used to managing this web site. This trip is really starting to feel like an eventuality now. I took holidays last week to study for my exams and in between was getting stabbed with i don't know how many diseases, finally got around to putting my Brasillian visa application in, sorting out the finances and bla bla bla... Jeesus, this is really going to happen isn't it? Who knew, it's only like it've been thinking of this trip for about 5 years!!!!! The first instance of this feeling...

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Nov 14, 2006 - Sydney

Trev took us to the airport for our 12pm flight. Had a minor panic because our itinerary differs from our e-ticket but we managed to sort it out in the end. The flight was pretty bumpy during take off and landing but otherwise ok. Trish would not have liked it. After checking in we went for a wander down to the Rocks area which is really nice. There are lots of nice buildings and shops and a good view of the opera house and bridge. We had dinner in Zia Pina pizza restaurant as recommended by Trev - fantastic. The pizzas are delicious and...

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Nov 9, 2006 - SYDNEY

At 4pm on Thursday afternoon we finally drove into Sydney. We spent the last few hours of the journey from Nelson Bay to Sydney listening to the tracks which got us through the trip. We had quite mixed emotions as we pulled up to the Van Rol's and noted the mileage for probably the last time. It has been an absolutely amazing journey and we are both aware how lucky we have to be able to take the time off to make it. Incredibly we are still talking to each other, although looking forward to the company of other people for a while- not to...

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Van rolling to Oz

Nov 8, 2006 - Sydney, Australia

With Trailfinders we had the option of going through either Sydney or Melbourne. Our decision was helped somewhat by June who warned us that we BETTER NOT come all the way to Australia without visiting her in Sydney ... decision made! We arrived in Sydney airport and were met by Bernard literally as we walked off the plane! For domestic flights in Australia, someone can walk right up to the gate and be there to greet you straight off the airplane! We were chauffeur driven by Bernard to their apartment in Manly, a lovely seaside town...

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Nov 7, 2006 - Back In Big Bad Sydney

Yep......back at the begining....hmmm, didn't really plan this but I guess I didn't have a plan...(and I guess to quote from the famous BR, "...to fail to plan is a plan to fail" ) Trying to keep looking at things in a positive manner, there are a few things in Sydney that I have to "attend to" as some would put it.....it's not good to leave things unfinished.....problems never go away when they are swept under the carpet.... Another reason for coming back is the lure of opportunity, and the opportunity is to be a part of the soon to be...

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Jonesy's Journey

Nov 3, 2006 - Sydney

Arrived in Sydney in the afternoon, and met up with three people from the Stray bus in New Zealand, Naomi, Lloyd and Laura, as well as Laura's friend Katy who had just flown out to meet them, who were staying in the same hostel as me - good to see some familiar faces! On the first full day there it was sunny, so we all headed down to Bondi Beach to soak up some sun, spending the whole day there - which I think is the first time I've really sat on a beach since Brazil, so it was a pretty good day! Next day was my day of tourism, seeing the...

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Geraint's World Trip

Nov 1, 2006 - In Sydney

After leaving Hanoi, I head to the airport. I get chatting to a couple of girls from Leeds (Lauren & Kate) who've just been on another Intrepid trip, after one of them manages to lose her airport tax voucher within a few seconds of getting it. We chat all the way to Bangkok, where it turns out they're here for one night as well. So we get into town and grab a couple of rooms in a guesthouse, then end up having a ridiculously drunken night. I start boozing with good intentions and some food at about 7, but the night degenerates, moving from...

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