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Nov 13, 2007 - Sydney
Well we finally reached the last leg of our journey together. It feels strange to think that we've got to Sydney already. Though first impressions here weren't all that great for me. Team J got stopped by an old man (who looked very lost) who asked us to tie his shoe laces for him. I tried to get Jo to do it, (but apparantly she doesn't know how to tie shoe laces). I just couldn't say no so I ended up with the task, which would of been fine but his shoe laces were soaking wet and smelt mildly of urine. Hmmmm nice. Well Jo and Jason seemed...Jump to full entry
Nov 12, 2007 - Back in Sydney with Hailey
We rang Hailey from Central station in Sydney and arranged to meet her at seven hills, just a 45min train journey away, I was so pleased to be seeing her again and be off the bus. Once we arrived we hit the shop for some munch before heading back to her house to get ready for a night out at 'The Fiddler' a bar type club which is absolutely massive. Had such a good night out dancing away. We woke up at about 11am the next morning, I met Hailey's mum and had a good chat before we got up and ourselves out the house to 'Koala Park' a tiny...Jump to full entry
Nov 12, 2007 - Sydney - our trip is coming to an end!
Today was an early day after a late evening with Marlene and John! We arrived in Sydney at 11 am and made our way to the hotel. It was then that reality hit, we do have to leave and come home! However, we have all agreed that we are going to spend as much time at beaches over the next two and 1/2 days because, we know what is coming! We loved Bondi and so will spend at least one more day there. We would also like to go out to Manly again and Joel wants to visit a yacht club in Double Bay, so there's no end to our activities. I am hoping to...Jump to full entry
Nov 10, 2007 - Australia!
The last couple of days have been a bit mental. Sam's toothache in central India got worse and we had to embark on a crazy high speed journey to Mumbai - 150kms by road and then 1400kms by train. On the way, those friendly folk at Quantas said that we could change our flights, so another 6000 miles were added to the crazy dentist quest. About 48hours from the pain threshold being reached, we touched down in Sydney. Apart from contributing to the considerable coffers of the Sydney dentistry community, we are re-adjusting to roads without...Jump to full entry
Nov 4, 2007 - Wer'e Here!!!!
Hello, we are now in OZ!! We got here safely and even though we thought we were going to land an hour later than scheduled we amazingly landed on time. (Personally I think it was because we had a lady pilot! chloe) Unfortunately it was raining when we landed but it was warm rain and after about 1/2 an hour you wouldn't of known its been raining. We didn't get up too much yesterday, too tired. I did end up falling asleep more than once during the day but it wasn't for long. (chloe) Not much else to say at the mo but I do know we are going to...Jump to full entry
Nov 4, 2007 - Leaving Sydney
Another wet rainy Sydney Morning. Off to the Airport to line up in the longest line, with the worst Checkin Service ever. We were lucky that the plan was running 2 hrs late as it took us 2 1/2 hours to get through the checkin. So we left 4 hours late. Would have been 3 1/2 hours except for some chinese $%^&%^*&^*& girl that held the plane up for an extra hour.Jump to full entry
Nov 4, 2007 - Surfing!
Well, this will more than likely be my last entry. I can't believe how fast the last 2 months have gone by!!! Tonight I am taking the night bus from Byron Bay to Sydney which will be my last stop before flying home on Thursday. I wish I could spend more time in Byron Bay but I guess I have to get back to reality at some point. I have spent the last two days in Byron surfing out at a place called Flat Rock. It has been SUPER windy so the waves have been great but it has been exhausting work to try to get out to the surf. Yesterday the...Jump to full entry
Oct 28, 2007 - Sydney Our Last Stop in Australia
Day 22 We're on our way to Sydney. For our trip to the airport we had the same limo driver that brought us to the Lakes four days ago. What a pleasant guy (he reminded us of Michael Palin from Monty Python.) After he finished dropping us off at the Cairns airport, his next fare was three Japanese models and photographer headed to one of the Cairns beaches for a photo shoot. Poor guy! The flight to Sydney must have been the family flight special by Jet Air. There were more screaming kids on this flight than we've ever experienced. It was a...Jump to full entry
Oct 27, 2007 - Further adventures in Sydney!
27th Well after our first few days in Sydney centre we were going outside and into the suburbs with Hannah's friend Hailey from camp. We went to Seven hills and met her and she took us shopping, to outlets so it wasn't stupidly expensive. It was a better day than it had been so we went of to the beach to Manly Beach and had fish and chips while sat on the beach. Manly was full of surfers, looks really cool can't wait to give it a try! In the evening it was Hailey's birthday and she had invited us out, so we went back to the hostel to get...Jump to full entry
Oct 26, 2007 - Sydney - Day 1
We arrived in Sydney after an overnight flight from Seroul. We took a walk through the Botanical Gardens where we saw some beautiful roses, canna lilies (they are treated as annuals here) and the noise, famouse fruit bats hanging in the trees. We walked to the point at Mrs. Macquire's chair which is a seat carved in rock around 1812. This chair was carved by workmen at the direction of Governor Macquire for her as she loved to sit here and watch the harbour. It really is a great view! We also saw the Opera House and the bridge and we are...Jump to full entry
Oct 24, 2007 - Have I been here before??
Well, my sister finally made it. However, she only has time to see and stay in Sydney. So, I am back in my favorite city. I am super excited to see my sister, and show her one of my favorite cities. We are also back staying in the infamous "Pink House", so she is getting to meet all my friends and see where I lived for a while. I am having to miss some of the east coast b/c of timing, but it is worth it to hang with the sis. I will still get to see a fair bit, so I will get the beast of both worlds! I probably wont have much to report while...Jump to full entry
Oct 23, 2007 - Sydney
23rd Oct Everything that pretty much could go wrong on our first day in Sydney, pretty much did. :( arrived at 5am from a flight neither of us slept on (ok to be honest our fault to absorbed in the films) Firstly my bank card decided not to work, checked my email and my mums had a phone call from the fraud HSBC department which had decided to block it, although using another cash machine managed to get a bit of cash out. Kaz still hasn't got her bank cards so without mine... were screwed. We couldn't check into our room till 10.30am, so...Jump to full entry