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Oct 13, 2006 - Fri 13th A big day

I am not that superstitious but it was odd booking today's adventure on this date so long ago, and now the day had finally arrived. I had booked an early morning trip to walk up and over the Harbour Bridge! Martin had already said that he would not attempt, but I could not come all this way and not do it, so by 0715 I was at the bridge waiting my turn. They are very strict on security and alcohol, I had to do a breath test, and was provided with special clothes and headsets to hear the guide. You were not allowed to take camera or watches,...

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Oct 7, 2006 - Austrailia, Sydney

Hi Everyone, thanks for taking the time to read Ben's and mine journal, please email me and let me kn ow what is happening on the otherside of the world, I will be looking forward to all your comments!! So the first day in Austrailia, both me and Ben were so exhausted after our 24 hour flight to get here, we arrived at 5.30 in the morning, checked into our hotel and collapsed into bed. Though we made the most of the evening with a few drinks in the evening at a bar called Shark Hotel. Everyone seems really nice and we look forward to the...

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Rosie and Ben

Oct 6, 2006 - Finally in Sydney

Just posting this one to let everyone know that I have finally arrived safely in Sydney. Sorry there are no pictures up on this update but I am waaaay too tired to go explore the city today. But don't worry, the pictures will go up as soon as I go out and about in this huge city! I still cannot believe that I have actually finally made it here after so many months of planning!! And to think that on my way to the airport I thought to myself that I shouldn't be doing this!! I guess it was all nerves about not knowing about the unknown....

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Oct 6, 2006 - Sydney, Australia

At 6 am on Sept. 19th, I arrived in Sydney. I had bittersweet feelings about leaving Bangkok. Tariq had left earlier that morning to Singapore, so I felt that it might be time for me to leave as well. I had spoken to a few travelers in SE Asia about where to stay in Sydney and everyone had told me to stay in Kings Cross because apparently it was an experience, to say the least. I had no idea what to expect or where I was staying so I just told the shuttle bus driver from the airport to drop me off in the middle of Kings Cross. I walked...

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Sep 30, 2006 - Bondi Beach

We managed to muster up a small party to wave us off from Melbourne as we rather unattractive fell onto a tram whilst trying to skillfully manouvre our surfboards without taking out too many elderly and small children in the process. That accomplished we boarded a coach, the driver of which stung us loads of money to carry the surfboards, which incidentally we pretty much loaded on ourselves plus the coach was empty so I think that was a tad unneeded!!!(NB travelling with surfboards i.e.huge beginner surfboards, is not for the glamourous or...

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Sep 29, 2006 - Sydney, Australia

HB: We had barely stepped off the plane when Woody started saying 'G'day' and 'Streuth Sheila' in what has to be the worst Aussie accent ever. I stupidly let on that I found it irritating and suffice to say he hasn't stopped. I was however genuinely excited to overhear two airport workers discussing 'throwing shrimps on the barbie' proper Aussie slang - magic! Its funny but I spent my whole time in Asia marvelling at the exotic 'otherness' of the people and places and yet in developed countries I find myself seeking confirmation of my...

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Sep 18, 2006 - Sydney, Australia

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2006. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. I have arrived in Sydney and checked into Wake Up! Sydney Hostel in the Central Business District (CBD) (4-bed dorm A$34/$22). They claim to be rated the number one large hostel in Oceania for 2005. In the afternoon, I wandered down to Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House to watch the sun set over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was a beautiful spring day--the weather is similar to spring in San Francisco. My uncle Ray picked me up and I joined him and his family (Aunty Ivy; cousins Natasha,...

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Sep 15, 2006 - Discovering Sydney

In order to get on the Hume Highway which would lead us to Sydney, we had to drive through Canberra. We could not help but notice a pillar of water shooting up into the sky. As we crossed over Lake Burley Griffin, we saw that the pillar was from a fountain in the middle of the lake, a tribute to Captain Cook. Our plan was to approach Sydney from the south, to make it easier to find our accommodation in Coogee Beach (KOOjee), which is in the southern outskirts of the city. Therefore, we had to leave the comfortable, divided Hume Highway and...

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Sep 14, 2006 - Blue Mountains

Pretty amazing that you can travel 30 mins out of Sydney and you are in the mountains and surrounded by a national park. (Also 15 minutes the other way you find yourself at the beach) ;0) Also had to get some photos of Koalas etc.. at some stage before I left Australia.

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Andy's Travels 2006

Sep 11, 2006 - Sydney and the Opera House Chocolate Incident

Sydney-the city I have been dreaming of for about seven years was awaiting our arrival. I simply could not wait to land in this city and my excitement only intensified as we prepared to land. From the air, I got my first glimpse of the infamous harbour and at that point, I wanted the flight from Hamilton Island to come to an end. I was so excited about getting glimpses of the harbour from the air that I didn't really notice the thick cover of cloud that was hanging over the city. Dave really enjoyed his flight from the island since he...

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Sep 10, 2006 - Sydney

Lots of pictures of the Opera House but it is one of the icons of Australia after all! Also managed to catch an opera (Rigoletto) while I was here, which was pretty cool. I think if I was going to get a job in Oz I would definitely try and get one in Sydney, could get used to living here for certain (apart from the cockroaches)- will have to see how it all pans out over the next couple of months. Off to New Zealand next - can't wait as that is the place I have been heading towards for the past couple of months.

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Andy's Travels 2006

Sep 9, 2006 - Kings Cross

My last night out in Sydney and the same for Chris and Amy so we headed in to Kings Cross for the night. Ended up out with their friends as they only lasted an hour but had a good night, although a very late one. I miss that bell telling me to go home!

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