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May 12, 2006 - Christchurch (New Zealand) - Sydney (Australia)

Got up about 9am after a bad nights sleep, thanks to the other people in our dorm coming in at different times of the night. It had been raining hard all night and was still raining in the morning. By the time we gotten ready it was 10am, so we checked out and then made some breakfast hoping the rain would let up. By 11am it was still raining hard and we didn't fancy walking up to Cathedral Square in it, so we decided to pay a little more and get the hostel to arrange a shuttle bus to the airport, that left at 11.30am. We arrived at the...

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May 6, 2006 - Back to Square One

So, like all good things, our trip comes to an end. This last and final entry in our Travel Blog shall, no doubt, be cliche ridden. We departed Alice Springs mid-afternoon on Wednesday bound for our first and last port of call, Sydney. Some sort of poetry in there somewhere, dunno where though. We travelled back with Matt, a guy we met on the Tour who's from Preston in the grim North of England, but has been residing in Sydney for the las year or so. Matt did a fabulous job of guiding us to the right trains and taking us to our hotel. Big...

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May 6, 2006 - What a start!!

Well we made it to Cairns okay and were met by our lovely daughters Rebecca & Amy. Spent 3 hours with them in town and on return to the airport found our flight to Sydney was delayed due to mechanical faults. We waited around for almost 3 hours before being told our flight had been cancelled and we would need to fly to Sydney the next day. Although we still had the girls wonderful company - not being at the airport that long would have been more pleasant. Unfortunately for Tony's family in Bondi we were cashing in on more time with our...

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May 6, 2006 - Ahh, sunshine again

Catching my flight on Friday proves tougher than expected as I get lost trying to avoid the toll road to the airport, and I arrive with only a few minutes to spare. On arrival in Sydney I catch a train into the city, and I'm really feeling shattered. Start walking to YHA by the train station, yet can't struggle with my luggage that far so opt for the Wake Up! hostel a few hundred metres closer. Get a double room to myself and just flop. Don't achieve my usual first-day orientation stroll, and simply let gravity take me down to the hostel's...

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May 5, 2006 - Sydney

Been in Sydney 9 days now and its been great. Done all the touristy things in the city including walking across the bridge (there is one man standing halfway across to prevent terrorist attacks!! - still don't know what he is supposed to do)but decided to miss out on walking up and over the arch. Stayed with friends of Davy Johnstone (Tom, Donna and Gabby) at Warrawee and they took us everywhere round the city and out to Bondi Beach which was really nice and sat at the beach having fish & chips. Also went to Manley Beach and walked along...

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Apr 23, 2006 - Sydney!!

Sydney is amazing! Great weather, is like our summer..nice and warm, but this is going into their fall and winter.. so everyone here is complaining how cold it is as i am running around in a tank top! Have checked out Hyde Park, Botanical Gardens and the famous harbour! Have done quite a bit of walking around and taking it easy. Soon i will buy a phone here and will let you all know the number when i have it! For now you can leave me messages here or to my email at krystlestamps@hotmail.com. Time to find some coffee... it is impossible to...

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Apr 20, 2006 - Sydney

I truly enjoyed Sydney. The city was sort of a mix between San Francisco and New York City, with a climate like San Diego and LA. The city wasn't too crazy, but crazy enough and had plenty going on. I spent most of my time here getting lost in the city and going to the beaches. The harbor made getting outside the city center super easy, with ferries going all over the place, which also provided some good sites as well.

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Apr 20, 2006 - Sydney

Hallo aus Sydney, wie ihr sicherlich gesehen habt sind wir jetzt in Sydney. Die Tage in Brisbane waren sehr gemuetlich endlich wiedermal ein Bett keine 1 cm dicke Isomatte und dann noch ein 4er Zimmer mit eigenem Fernseher und Kuehlschrank. Trotzdem haben wir dann Brisbane nach einem langem Abschiedsfruehstueck von Marc am 18.04 mit unserem kleinen Mietautochen verlassen. Wie schon erwaehnt hatten wir uns einen Hynday Getz gemietet das war fuer uns drei (Steffi, Evia und ich) billiger als mit dem Bus zu fahren. Der Getz war das billigste...

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Apr 19, 2006 - Sydney Again!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re thinking of traveling to Alberta, Canada this summer, why not grab your Stetson, fire up the rig, and head north to beautiful Calgary for one of the Good Sam Club’s most popular events? The Calgary Stampede has been called, “the world’s greatest outdoor show.” This wild-west event features four nights of camping with full hookups and tickets and transportation to the Stampede’s biggest events: the official Stampede Parade, championship chuckwagon races and stage show, two days of thrilling rodeos, Heritage Park tour including...

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Apr 15, 2006 - Travel day to Australia

Today was a travel day. We flew three hours from Queenstown, NZ to Sydney, had a four-hour lay over and flew on another three hours to Cairns. Cairns functions as the primary gateway to The Great Barrier Reef but also has the rainforest just out their back door. We got to our rooms at 11:30 pm but, having picked up two hours in transit, it seemed like 1:30 am. Still though, everyone traveled quite well. We'll see how things go tomorrow with a 7:00 am wake up call. We'll be on a boat tomorrow, heading out for snorkeling and diving on The...

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Apr 13, 2006 - Sydney

I have now gone full circle and ended up back in Sydney. I was a bit down when I booked into the hotel cos I know that once I check out of here, there is only one place I am going. Today, Lisa, my grandaughter and I, climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The climb is very well organised and there is nothing to worry about and the views are sensational.

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Apr 13, 2006 - easy dumb Sydney

After the rigors of northern China, Sydney appears very easy: a London-light with the sun and the sea thrown in for good measure. easy to walk around, easy people. the whole mod-oz "nouvelle cuisine" looked to us to be a bit of hype though. Apres le froid et la grisaille de Pekin, ce fut un pur instant de relaxation que notre arrivee sur Sydney apres dix heures de vols. Une jolie ville super cool meme trop super cool pour moi, on s'y ballade a pied tranquillement, il y a plein de jolis petits quartiers avec des maisonettes un grand ciel...

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