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Sep 11, 2007 - Farewell to Sydney

I still had the car from the weekend away to Port Stephens and so went food shopping the following morning. I went down into the underground carpark at Woolworths and managed to scrape the front corner of the car on a piller when turning a corner! Luckily there was already a small scratch there so I managed to get away with it when I returned the car - although I was sure I looked overtly nonchulant when I told the rental people that there had been no problems and gave them a big smile... Then I met up with my Australian relatives in the...

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Sep 7, 2007 - Caos in Sydney and good news.

Well Ive arrived back in lovely old Sydney again now. You have no idea how much it took me not to go and join my room mate Racheal on the Taka boat trip again. The weather was perfect. If only I hadn't booked my flights, oh and ran out of money. Well I could have afforded it but it would have ment no food and probably sleeping in Hyde park in Sydney. Anyway its not all bad, while I was in Cairns I booked my self on Taka in November for a free trip. Well its not entirley free I do have to work in the kitchen and be a general dogs body but...

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Sep 6, 2007 - Sydney!

At last I have made it, Sydney! After an overnight bus journey I arrive at 6am in the morning, I seem to do that alot! The Apec (huge conference between world leaders) is on so George Bush has just arrived in town and the place is like a ghost town, roads are closed and there are police everywhere! Slightly strange time to arrive in Sydney, but then I always had good timing!!! I'm staying in a place called Glebe which is on the tram line so I can get into the CBD within a few minutes. Of course my first visit has to be the place I have...

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Aug 30, 2007 - Cuz Ned talks

Whatayou know. A long lost cuz NED decided to get in contact with me through Tims mate Tom Brophy (he was present at the wedding in Nimes. Try spot him in the videos. hes the one always with a beer in hand and a massive boyish smile!!). I decided to publish this email here: Quoted email: Gotta say - YOU are the reason digital cameras were invented. That's a great collection of photos Gus and yourself have! Am sure all is well with yis, so I won't even ask. Just wanted to drop a line to say I bumped into Gus's cousin Ned during the week....

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Aug 29, 2007 - Return to Sydney

I arrived back into Sydney on the Greyhound over Sydney harbour bridge and it was a pleasant feeling coming back. The city looked really spectacular with the tall buildings of the CBD all lit up at night and soon I was in a taxi down to Layla's flat where I would be staying for the next three weeks. It was really cool to see Layla again as it had been a while since we were last together and I soon settled into her flat. The following day was spent chilling out while Layla was at work and then we went shopping in the evening. We ended up...

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Aug 23, 2007 - Home Again

Oakland, California USA I made it back after what felt like FOREVER of airport/plane travel. Lots of time spent waiting in the airport in Darwin (tiny, tropical place) and also in Sydney (huge, international hub). Fortunately, the Sydney airport is set up for sleeping. Lots of rows of seats with no armrests and padded benches. So a lot of people and I curled up with our bags and slept. I had a 7 hour layover in Sydney after flying from Darwin on the Red Eye and had hoped to go into town to walk around and have a look at the Opera House, but...

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Aug 18, 2007 - leaving Australia

After sending little Bandy dog back to Adelaide to stay with my brother, finishing work on Friday, we finished packing and Saturday morning we caught Murray's bus from Canberra to Sydney. After a few bevvies in Qantas club (Pete!...) we boarded our big British Airways plane and started the 23 hr flight to Heathrow. It was a very long flight, absolutely choccas and the woman next to us was afraid of flying (but she was quite nice and gave me a map of the London underground)..so for the occassional yelps from her when we took off at Sydney...

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Aug 15, 2007 - High living at the beach - Tamaramma, Sydney

Day 3 15 August 2007 - In the beach pad - Tamaramma beach Sydney Neil told me it was summer in Sydney - must say you could have fooled me when we landed at Sydney airport. Vix and David were at the flat - Neil had to go to work. Vix cooked us a great roast chicken stuffed with chorizo and we dived into Neil's red wine collection - I am making up for all the times him and his friends raided my prize wines!! He came home at 2am - so the next morning I let him sleep in a bit - and then we took a walk around the coast to Bronte beach for a late...

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Aug 14, 2007 - Houston we have liftoff

Day 1: 13 August 2007 - Flight NZ719 Auckland to Sydney The big day has arrived!! The incredible thing is thought I was terribly organized - and then the last 24 hours just flew past - mostly in chaos. Part of it was as a result of packing and unpacking my bags 3 times. On the one hand the weather will be very hot in some places, but then it could also be very cold in others (NY) - not the easiest scenario to pack for. The reality is you are only allowed 20kg's and I have to drag it around 10 countries - so checked in at Auckland airport...

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Aug 13, 2007 - Narrabeen, (Sydney). New South Wales 03 August 2007.

Jeff Our reason for being in the Sydney area is to be on hand to collect our visas for New Zealand and re-gain possession of our passports. Our reason for choosing the caravan park at Narrabeen is to be able to visit our friends Robert and Cathie whom we first met during our walks in the Green Mountains at Lamington when we stayed near O'Reilly's. Last night the evening light had been too poor for good photographs and I had resolved to be out early and re-climb the many steps to the lookout, and hill top at the Narrabeen Head Coastal Walks...

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Aug 13, 2007 - In Sydney, Australia

In the land down under, Australia. Left Singapore for Sydney. The climate changed from the mid 90's & very humid in Singapore to the high 50's in Sydney. Went to an opera last night at the World Famous Sydney Opera House, this is really a world class building. It was too windy to do the Sydney Harbor Bridge walk, next trip. So much to see and so little time to do it. Most of the picture are from the Darling Harbor area which is just around the corner from the Sydney Opera House. The pictures taken from above were from the Sydney Tower that...

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Aug 13, 2007 - Last Days in Sydney

Sydney, Australia: August 12th to 14th I Arrived into Sydney at 5:30am on the 12th of August. As usual, customs and baggage was smooth. Although, I do get a stare from the custom agents as they look at the number of countries that I have been to over the last week. When I come back into the US they may not let me back because of all of the trips in such a short time. My private car was waiting for me as I departed baggage. I felt a little let down because it was only a Lexus 300. But, at 5:30am who am I to complain. I checked into the...

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