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Jun 21, 2007 - Take Off - Finally!!
Ever since mi amiga Marti (a lovely Hungarian girl I met in Spanish class in Wellington, NZ for those who haven't had the pleasure of meeting her) said that she was moving to Valencia, Spain in September 2006, I set my mind to visiting her for the America's Cup. Now it's really happening! From Sydney I flew to Bangkok where I had an hour or so in a gate lounge, then on to London. I was pretty knackered by then but was thankfully able to take advantage of being a Qantas Club member. It was Madrid where things really got fun... I arrived with...Jump to full entry
Jun 10, 2007 - G'DAY!!
hey yall sory i havn't updated lately but we have been really busy and i am having a great time!! The flight was very long and we couldn't sleep the whole way b/c we got in at 7 p.m. aussie time so we wouldn't have been able to adjust to the time so the flight was extremely long but totaly worth it. ok before you hear a/b the trip i have to sat this...Hawain airlines is the BEST (sory mom)! they have the nicest airplanes i have ever been on and the service is outstanding! AND they served 2 full meals and had snacks the throught the whole...Jump to full entry
Jun 10, 2007 - G'day
I finished the last journal just before i left so i'll start this one with the plane. Hawaiian airlines is the coolest! they feed you all the time and the flight attendents are nice. The flight was fine aside from a little turbulence and the insane date line which takes you from one day into the next without even asking if you'd like it to suddenly be friday or making an effort at passing midnight. Sydney is a beautiful city to fly into, you can just barly make the opera house out from the left side of the plane. The nice aussie girls we...Jump to full entry
May 19, 2007 - Up, Up and Away!!!!!
Everything went smoothly for our flights. The trip wasn't too long - managed to start up conversations with a few people. Got some tips from some Vietnamese people on board. Had a very quick changeover time in Sydney - couldn't not go to Duty Free to get our alcohol! Flying into Sydney was magnificent - best I've ever seen it. So beautiful. Then we started flying back out to sea for ages - thought he must have missed the stop! Our Jetstar flight was good - nice comfy chairs - watched a couple of movies that we hadn't seen before. But the...Jump to full entry
May 11, 2007 - Sydney
I woke up in Sydney this morning and took myself off for a walk around to familiarise myself with the city. I walked down to Darling harbour for a look at the Opera house and Harbour bridge before catching the train to Wollogong to meet with Paul. Paul and his daughters Teliah & Katlin who are 10 and 6 gave me a short tour of Wollogong before we headed of to Pauls house.Jump to full entry
May 10, 2007 - Sydney, Australia
We arrived in a very nice international airport in Sydney and called our backpackers because they had a free shuttle to the place. Arriving at MAZE backpackers, we decided it wasn't that nice, but we could handle it for the next four nights since we didn't plan on spending much time except to sleep and make some meals. The kitchen was drastically too small for the amount of people staying there, but we managed to do just fine. Nikki's only request was that we use all of our own pots, bowls and utensils to eat! The first night we grabbed...Jump to full entry
May 8, 2007 - Sydney, Take off...
Flying out today...Ned took me to the airport. Thanks a lot Ned! Don't forget to put out the garbage! When I checked in my bag only weighed 16.5 kilos and that included flippers and booties......it was at that point that it occurred to me that I might not have bought enough clothes with me!Jump to full entry
May 5, 2007 - Sydney
We heard so many negative comments about Sydney from other people before we came here that we were sort of concerned we wouldn't like it enough to stay 3 months - but after just 4 days I already love it! We're staying at Bondi Beach, which is beautiful with the exception of the over-population of Brits! Our hostel is literally 2 minutes walk from the beach itself, and so far the weather's been lovely and sunny; 27 degrees today. On our first day we got lots of errands out of the way. We opened local bank accounts and applied for medicards...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2007 - Sydney
The big news in Sydney is that, as we leave this great city, we are back on four legs! A brief trip to the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney confirmed that N's leg had "stabilised" and that, subject to remembering how to walk, we were hot to trot. I would like to pass my extra special thanks on to the Dutch physiotherapist and am now throwing myself off mountain bikes are every available opportunity. If truth be told, we are actually now on six legs as Sarah, N's sister, has come to visit us and enjoy a holiday in the Australian sunshine....Jump to full entry
Apr 28, 2007 - SYDNEY - Australia
"KARIN BACK HOME" GET TOGETHER ! SAMSTAG, 19. MAY 2007, AB 20.30 UHR BLUES BROTHERS BAR, UNTERE ALTSTADT, ZUG UND AUSNAHMSLOS JEDER, DER DIES HIER LIEST, WIRD ERWARTET!!! Morgen ist mein letzter Tag in "OZ". Soviel erlebt, soviel passiert, soviel durchgemacht hier, bin zu erschoepft um einen Abschlusskommentar abzugeben. Es tut genauso weh, Abschied zu nehmen, wie es eine Erleichterung ist, den naechsten und letzten Schritt dieser Reise anzutreten. Nach kurzfristiger Planaenderung werde ich die letzten 2 1\2 Wochen dieses Abenteuers noch...Jump to full entry
Apr 24, 2007 - Sydney
Arrived early evening. Went over to visit Jonny in his penthouse flat. 25th Not a right lot 26th A day spent shopping and getting boosters for Tentanus etc... Trundled on down to the side bar in the evening. 27th Not a right lot again. 28th Went over for James's birthday to bondi and see the picture he had entered in local comp 29th Nothing of interest. 30th Sydney Sky Tower, the rocks, paddington,a lot of walking all in all, went with Allison from room 1st Went to the Gaff in the evening with Jonny 2nd Went to the Maratime Museum at...Jump to full entry
Apr 19, 2007 - Departure
Last night in Australia. We got back home late as a result of the shenadiagans the night before out with Janey, Lech, Vicky, Merel Matt and others Spent the day packing the bags and pretty much ensuring everything was ready (inlcuding this blog) Not too much happened during the day, but Neil, Ange and Sita dropped round to say goodbye (well Sita and Ange did. Neil came round for beer and to pick up the dex!!)Jump to full entry