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Dec 31, 2007 - Sydney - Day 4 - NYE
So this is the big day !! We headed to the harbour at 9 am as advised by locals to get a good spot for the fireworks at night. We arrived at the Domain, the prepared area in the Botanical Gardens, only to find about 2000 people already queuing. But - as usual - there's always a way for us and we got a fantastic spot at Maquarie's Point. Basically we spent the whole day on this spot, wondering around the park in turns not to give it up, drinking and eating, enjoying the time with our Japanese neighbours. Finally at 9 pm we saw the Family...Jump to full entry
Dec 30, 2007 - Sydney - Day 3
Today we continued with the sightseeing and went to the Sydney Aquarium. Of course the most exciting part of it was the Oceanium with all the sharks and rays. They even improved it from my last visit. Afterwards we headed to Sydney Tower to get some views over the whole harbour and the city. Spectacular ! In the afternoon we moved to another hotel and went out for dinner again, this time Darling Harbour - very romantic with all the lights on at night...Jump to full entry
Dec 28, 2007 - Sydney - Day 1
After arrival at Sydney airport we pass the immigration and customs smoothly and head straight to our hotel in Darling Harbour where we had booked an early Check-In so we just refresh quickly and start exploring. Sam is on his first visit, but for me it is very strange as a lot has changed since I've been here 9 years ago, but on the other hand some things are exactly the same. We walk all through Darling Harbour and the Rocks to Circular Quay. It is very sunny and of course I get burned even with high-factor sunscreen. In the afternoon we...Jump to full entry
Dec 24, 2007 - 6 hours of Christmas In Sydney
It was a 2 hour roadtrip to get me back to Sydney from Vipassana. The 2 gents I travelled with were great to chat with - although the sound of voices after such a long time without them is strange. Still, we couldn't stop the chatter and I wound up back in Sydney with a seriously blown mind. Robbie and I worked to mend this mind when I turned up by hitting Bobbie's Cafe accross the road for some roadside chilling. A banana smoothie probably wasn't the best move after such healthy food for those 10 days, but whattayagonnado? It call me...Jump to full entry
Dec 22, 2007 - Backwards Christmas!
I arrive back in Sydney 3 days before Christmas, it doesn't feel like christmas the temp is high 20's and I feel like it should be August not December this is going to be a very strange christmas! I am staying in King's Cross, or the Cross! For those of you who know Sydney the reaction will be "WHY OH WHY!" The Cross isn't exactly Kensington now, more Soho. That is it's full of Strip clubs and is not a place to walk on your own at Night, few ladies of the Night and other coulorful characters sall we say, you wouldn't want to get too drunk...Jump to full entry
Dec 21, 2007 - Party time in Bondi!
We arrived back from Bondi and it was time to party!!!!! Mark and Soph had finished from work until the 30th January and the wedding season had truly begun. So we hit the Thai and then came home to hit the bottle of marmalade - a bottle of mandarin liquer Soph got given for Christmas. Here are the civilised pics......Jump to full entry
Dec 19, 2007 - Brainstorm!
Ok. So i'm off again, No surprises there. This time im going to USA! off to visit my favourite married couple, shanna and brian in Chicago.. Along the way i plan of visiting Hawaii, California, San Diego, San Fransisco, Las Vegas, Denvor, Florida, Texas, New Orleans and NYC! 3 months of doing whatever the hell i feel like really! Flying in to honolulu coz i managed to get a $9 airfare oneway, on jetstar,spend a bit of time there.. maybe learn how to surf in the best beaches in maui! Shanna's ex roommate Ryan (Egg) will be showing me around...Jump to full entry
Dec 19, 2007 - Thought I'd fallen off the face huh...Sorry but no!!!
greetings and here at last is the bit where I tell you that we made it to Sydney. I must firstly apologize for the huge delay in putting up this last page. I've been working on an excuse but the only word I could come up with is not surprisingly BEER. Yep since arriving in Darwin we must have uped our already high daily volumes. Anyway on to the story of the final few weeks. Mr Punch and myself left the Thai islands and had a couple of days back in Singapore. Our flight over to Darwin was a most popular choice with many of our fellow EOEers...Jump to full entry
Dec 18, 2007 - Sydney, Australia
Paul loves Sydney! He is ready to rent an apartment and stay for a while! We got a great deal at the Shangri-la Hotel- home to a great (expensive) bar, the Blue Horizon, which offers panoramic views of the city. We had 5 days here, exploring the Rocks, walking across the Harbour Bridge (not over- still a great experience.) We took a boat over to Darling Harbour to see the Sydney Aquarium (one of my favorite things to do), visited the Maritine museum and spent time at the Royal Botanical Gardens. A highlight of our trip was catching the...Jump to full entry
Dec 17, 2007 - Sydney
Finally in Sydney waiting for flight. Only to find out it has been cancelled so this starts the rest of our journey. Admittedly Virgin Atlantic have been really good, very quick at making a decision, putting us up in a hotel then getting us on other flights. Only thing was our new flight was via San Francisco and London. 40 hours of travelling, including 8 hours layover in San Francisco Airport. Raced to change planes in London to meet the Paris flight, only made it because it had arrived late!!Jump to full entry
Dec 17, 2007 - Sydney at last
We decided to take it fairly easy so here are the touristy things we did in Sydney. Beowolf 3D in the IMAX Apparently this is the biggest screen in the world so we decided to have a look. It was definitely worth going for the animation and the affects but not really for the storyline. Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk A big thank you to Phil and Louise who got us the vouchers for the bridge climb for Christmas. We booked the climb for 19:30 and we had 40 dollars credit left over from the voucher. When we arrived we spent about 30 minutes getting...Jump to full entry
Dec 15, 2007 - Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia
Our flight back to Sydney was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. this morning and Air Tahiti was providing transport to the airport as a result of the flight changes that had occurred and picked us up at 4:45 a.m. Upon our arrival at the airport we noticed that there were some local Polynesian performers waiting around........we wondered why they would be at the airport so early in the morning.....were we to get a resounding send-off?.....we checked in for our flight and as we made our way past the performers, we saw that there were also a number of...Jump to full entry