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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
Apr 17, 2007 - Port Douglas, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Sydney
Marcia: OK so I said that Melbourne was my favourite but anyone who knows me well knows that in fact I have many favourites and Sydney is now ONE of them!!!! I love love love it here! It is such a bustling city with a wonderful harbour and night life! Our hotel room is the kicker though...huge living room and kitchen, and even a washer and dryer! I'm in heaven (cue eye roll from Nige ha ha...poor Nige...I get a few of those each day as all you who know us both can imagine! ha ha) We enjoyed Port Douglas but it rained quite a bit so it...Jump to full entry
Apr 16, 2007 - My day out in Sydney
Today, while Tim drank with his mate Ian in the city I hit the town and checked out the sites. Although I have lived in Sydney my whole life, I have generally ignored the amazing sites we have. Have to say though, I must have had something in my teeth or had a bad hair day cause I was getting strange looks from people all day!! Summary 1) Harbour bridge - awesome to see, but $9 to go up the pylon. You gotta be kidding me! I'm a Kangaroo I don't have that kind of money let alone the dough to do the bridge climb! 2) Opera house, awesome!! ...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2007 - Sydney - Day 1
Today we spent the day looking for more appropriate lodging close to the city. It took us awhile but we finally found a great place in the Westend called Footprints. We opted for a four-share which is 4 people sharing a room with a bathroom. As the season is slowing down here, we may well have the room to ourselves so the arrangements suited us fine. Regarding our agenda for Australia, we have only 2 MUST DO's: buy a boulder/black opal and dive the Great Barrier Reef. Today we accomplished the first (Matt and I work fast- this leaves lots...Jump to full entry
Apr 12, 2007 - Goodbye New Zealand......Hello Australia!!!
We arrived in Sydney, Australia around 6pm (AUS time) very tired and ready to get to our hostel. Matt had booked a night at a place called Toyko Village and it sounded pretty interesting and close to the city. Turns out, NO ONE seemed to have ever heard of it or know where it was located. The host told Matt to call him from the airport and he would arrange door-to-door shuttle service from the airport; of course, the courtesy (some courtesy, alright) would not let us use the phone and we didn't have small change in AUS yet so we decided to...Jump to full entry
Apr 10, 2007 - GO FLAMES GO!!!!
Hey Guys, WOOHOO GO FLAMES GO!!!!! I found out that we FOR SURE made it into the playoffs, so I'm REALLY EXCITED!!! Too bad I won't be there to experience it, but I will definately try and watch some games online if I can!!! I actually just got an email from the Calgary Flames website asking me if I wanted to register for Playoff tickets....DAMNIT!!!! Oh....but then Mr. Dan Schuler gave me this BRILLIANT idea...oops sorry Dan if you're reading this, you may have some competition now...that I should register anyway, and if I win one of the...Jump to full entry
Apr 10, 2007 - Sydney and GAMSAT
Back home... Prepared for the GAMSAT... Went on a great Camping trip with sophie and Catherine. Was great fun... The girls are 3 and 4= hard work. But a nice break for the parents and great contraception for me! It was great to see my mates and family... Had some great nights of salsa dancing with Dommie, great coffee with Steph... Then off again... On the flight over I was so sick! I had the worst conjuctivitis! I was in Chile for a day... I couldnt even see...but I spent the whole time trying to sleep off the sickness. The horrible...Jump to full entry
Apr 6, 2007 - Farewell parties!!!
The festivities started almost immediately after the last day at work! Party 1 I was not privileged to attend this gathering as I had to prepare for the happenings for the next day. Plus kangaroos sometimes are not allowed in restaurants and I thought it better to stay home so as not to cause Tim any embarrassment! Anyway this is it in a nut shell from what I managed to get out of Tim in his tired hungover self the next day * Held at a Mexican restaurant somewhere in Pyrmont. No one knows how, but our mate Neil has this knack for picking...Jump to full entry
Apr 5, 2007 - Tims last day of work
Although I was not actually present at Tims last days at work, I did hear all about it. From what I can gather this is pretty much how it went * Thurs - Fire drill. Tim spent the time taking photos and listening to music on his new found ipod toy * Fri - Wandering around saying goodbye all day with no work done whatsoever. This actually was no different to what he would normally do at work as far as I can gather!! Anyway, at the big farewell, Tim was given a "friend" called Lucy (see photo above). I can't believe these people! How could...Jump to full entry
Apr 5, 2007 - Sydney... or London?!
I knew there was a Kings Cross and Paddington in Sydney, however even I was amazed by the number of other places which take their names from our capital city London. for example Sydney also has an Oxford St, Hyde Park, Camden, Windsor, Richmond, Enfield, Croydon, Lewisham, Dulwich Hill, Bexley, Hoxton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Chiswick and Stanmore.... There are roads called Liverpool St, Sussex St, Essex St, Gloucester St, York St and Kent St.... and also out of the city you might find yourself in either Newcastle, Liverpool, Canterbury,...Jump to full entry