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Oct 29, 2006 - Pretty Beach

And it was! A great afternoon swim and evening walk around the tide pools was a great welcome. But better yet, loads of roos for Julia to take pictures of and campsite atop a bluff where you could see the ocean even with a roaring fire. And several visits by a very nice possum. Not like those in the US that are ugly and hiss at you. This one was very cute and didn't say a thing as it rummaged the ground for food. But in the morning, the flies were out again en masse and we had an early departure

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Oct 24, 2006 - First Night In Sydney

Noel and I arrived late on Tuesday the 23rd October. We decided to go "Walk about" (I've been waiting to say that for ages :-)) It took about about 45 - 50 mins of walking down one road before we came to the harbour. Now I think about it, it was really a stroke of luck that we even made it cause we had no idea where we were at all. We had a wander and got back to the hostel at 1 in the morning. Proper nackered.

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John's Trip to Oz

Oct 19, 2006 - The wonderful land of OZ! First stop, Sydney!

The last leg of international travel (for a while anyway)...Australia (known as 'OZ' to the locals). As soon as the plane touched town in Sydney, it was clear, Australia is a unique and incredible land indeed. Sydney is as beautiful as they say it is. Set on the edge of a sparkling clear blue harbour bussleing with pristine yachts, sailboats and ferries all in front of the famous Opera House and sky-scraper skyline. Favorite things about Sydney? The fact that the best way to get around is via ferries which stop at many spectacular beaches...

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Oct 18, 2006 - SYDNEY BABY!!

Firstly HEY!! guys back home in sunny England ha ha..NOT!! No really missing everyone, you lot are harder to say bye to than i imagined, Becca i'm holding you responsible for the tears, you set me off and then i couldint stop for days, poor poor oli his shoulder was very soggy by the time we arrived in Sydney. Well we are now on our second day in Sydney and loving it!! Weather is amazing, people are amazing, hostel is amazing and in general the place is just..AMAZING!! The flight was an absolute drag, i mean c'mon who's clever idea was it...

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Oct 15, 2006 - We're off...

Well we've finally done it and we're at the very beginning of our big adventure. We left Sydney at 2:25pm after spending two weeks catching up with everyone. I still can't believe that we are actually doing this, and I am still terrified. I still don't feel that excited- it still doesn't feel real and I think I've been trying to not think about it so I don't freak out. I'm sure it'll hit me soon enough. Dave, as usual, is very relaxed about it all which is good. The plane ride was long but fun. There were no dramas and our bags arrived at...

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Oct 14, 2006 - Sydney

12th - 15th October Well it's been an action packed 2.5 days, i'm exhausted, but Sydney has been pretty awesome actually. It's like London in the summer (32 degrees today) with ferries instead of tubes, and well, amazing beaches! Weird actually, kinda made me miss home, it's the most English place i've been yet, the street names are the same...oxford street, liverpool street, even hyde park! Wandering amongst with all the office workers on their lunch breaks, seeing them all party on a friday night... Bondi was amazing, loved it there, it...

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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 - 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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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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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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