Blogs from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania - page 11


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney January 9th 2014

On the trail again..had amazing 9 days in fantabulous Fiji with the most friendly and happy people (despite 78% of pop living below poverty line) Puts our lives into sharp perspective. The Yasawa islands were beautiful and the weather was fantastic. Hope to live long enough to revisit sometime. Fishing again yesterday..again unsuccessfully, tho this time our skipper caught 7 beautiful fish to our zero bites..same bait, same boat..D'oh...must have poisoned our bait I think. Snorkeling was magnificent and finally got the secret of a good mask seal....unfortunately the tash had to go.but worth it. We were told plane would come at 3 pm which was ideal as oz flight 6.30. So, as is my want, I dived in for a last snork over the reef, not wanting to waste life lying around. After about half ... read more
Time to go
our farewell song

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » CBD January 8th 2014

Hi everyone! I hope you are all looking forward to the start of term and starting classes again? :) Here are a few photos of my time in Sydney so far... I leave for Melbourne on the 11th January, driving via Canberra (the capital) where I will be staying the night before finishing the drive to arrive in Melbourne on the 12th - thankfully they drive on the same side of the road as we do! I went to see 'La Boheme' at the Sydney Opera House yesterday evening, it was quite something! Hoping to catch the Australian Ballet Company in Melbourne. I hope you enjoy the photos... I have explained what they are and where they are on the actual photo. Lots of love, Miss Jo xx... read more
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sydney Harbour January 2nd 2014

Happy New Year to everyone back home! I hope you all enjoyed seeing in the new year - what did everyone do? The start of my 2014 was definitely a memorable one. We went on a boat cruise around Sydney harbour and watched the fireworks from the water, directly opposite the Sydney harbour bridge and by the Sydney Opera House. Pretty special! Check out the photos :) Lots of love, xx... read more
NYE Fireworks - Sydney Harbour
NYE Fireworks - Sydney Harbour Bridge

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Haymarket January 1st 2014

Well after waking up early to wish Chris my son a happy birthday and happy new year as he is in the UK, I decided to get a couple of more shut eyes - plus my brain was still hurting from the alcohol. When we did decide to rise and shine we decided as we were still delicate that we would watch the news to see the new year being brought in around the world - well London you did us proud. I think next year that is where I should see the new year in. We went down to the harbour around 3 pm and there were so many people some still trying to find their way home from the night before but everyone seems to be in great spirits. We had booked a lunch ... read more
Under sail

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Opera House December 31st 2013

So it is the day - yes it is NYE and we have been to the Pony for lunch which was a really nice present from Mike's daughters for Christmas. We are now sat outside the entrance for Lawn with the View to open. We seem to have quite a good vantage point where we are as loads of people are now sitting next to us. I think this is their vantage point for the whole night. We have been trying to think where we were at this time last year and I think Alzheimers has hit us both as we cannot remember and have come to the conclusion that we must have been at home, ha ha. I am looking forward to getting our picnic as I am getting real hungry now. So we queued ... read more
Sydney NYE fireworks


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Haymarket December 30th 2013

So we have arrived out our apartment in Sydney and to be honest it is not in a bad position and we have checked out where we are going tomorrow night - which is in the botanical gardens now it is called a Lawn with a View if it is where I think then it is utterly fantastic and bleeding hell lives up to its name. Anyway after checking tomorrow night out and going into Apple in Sydney to sort out my photo downloading at this moment thank god I did as needed to reload Adobe Reader again lets hope everything works I sorted out a few things I needed to do - love apple (only when it works). So we find a nice little restaurant in the Rocks called Caminetto which was italian (no way ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sydney Airport December 29th 2013

Well after 7 hours on the road - yes 7 hours of driving and I will give it to the Oz's they seem to keep to the speed limit which for me is really hard to do - thank god for cruise control. On our way back to Sydney we stopped off at a little place called Port Macquarie for a spot of lunch. We found an amazing little shack that was on the riverfront - so fish it had to be then - to be honest that was the only choice. So we get back into Sydney and have to fill the car up with petrol before taking back to the hire company and somehow ended up having a major row on what strength of petrol was in the pump - how can you have ... read more
Big Oyster

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » CBD December 29th 2013

Hello from Sydney! I have arrived safely, after what was a very long journey here. Phew! I am still struggling with jet lag at the moment - waking up at 4.30am, which is slightly crazy. However, hopefully within a couple of days I will have adjusted to Aussie time (11 hours ahead of UK time) and ready to take it all in. Sydney is absolutely beautiful and the weather is lovely (I know you all would rather not hear that!). I am staying within walking distance of the harbour and the Sydney Opera House (which is very impressive). I am planning to update my blog with pictures for you all to see on New Year's day so 'watch this space'! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends :) Lots of love, ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach December 28th 2013

Som flere måske ved, har vi booket en stor Toyota Hiace med plads til 5 personer som vi har lejet i de 3 uger som vi er i Australien. Vi får tjekket ud af hostel og snupper en taxa for at være ved udlejningen kl 10 om formiddagen. Vi ankommer, der står netop det køretøj vi har bestilt gjort klar og stod og skinnede i solen og begrejstringen ville ingen ende tage!! Vi går ind på kontoret, fortæller at vi nu kommer og skal hente nøglerne til vores bil. Damen i skranken kigger lidt mærkeligt på os og siger “you’re not on our list”... “Aaaaaaaah, kan det nu også være rigtigt” tænker vi. Vi havde med vilje booket bilen i god tid (juni måned) for at få det hele på plads. De slår op i deres ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Penrith December 27th 2013

Day 1 - trip to Tathra the very long way via Dural to drop off the cats, Penrith to visit Michael, Cindy, Jasmine and Ethan, Canberra to see mum and then Cooma to get to tathra Only stopped to fix the tarp 9 times!!... read more

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