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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach May 12th 2015

WE'RE BACK! I know it's only been a couple of weeks, but our adoring fans (our mums ...) need their fix. So we left off the last blog having arrived in Sydney - to be more specific Bondi Beach. Our home for the next week was to be Bondi Backpackers, imaginatively named as it is a backpackers and is in fact based right on Bondi Beach. This place was a recommendation from a nameless, no longer friend of ours - RACHEL McKENZIE - as she had stayed here before. On arrival we were delightfully told we'd been upgraded. What was this upgrade we speak of? A queen size double room? A suite with panoramic views of the beach? No, no - unfortunately they thought that the people who had booked a 4 person dorm 4 weeks ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach April 15th 2015

Hi Family, Friends and Blog readers, We enjoyed a nice lie in today; Paul and Suzanne had left for work early and both flat mates had gone so we had the place to ourselves. I made us a nice bacon sandwich each and after a shower we headed out to Bondi beach. We decided to walk the to Bondi beach from Coogee, this was a amazing 6km walk along the coast up and down with breath taking views. It took us about an hour to get there and it was well worth it!! The view walking in was so good; Bondi is a great beach but it’s defiantly over rated with plenty of other better beaches to see. We relaxed on the beach reading, then I headed in for a swim, it was freezing and the ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach February 26th 2015

Our plan today is to visit Bondi. Using our Opal cards to full advantage we caught the Light Railway to Central Station and the caught a bus to Bondi. This took us down Oxford Street through Paddington - the other side of Sydney. We spent five hours on the beach and Dave braved the waves a couple of times, great fun but a bit exhausting for a soon to be pensioner. Both of us are feeling a bit cooked but it was good to have a relaxing day. Our return to the apartment took us down Market street past the designer shops and along side the major skyscrapers. It was fun to people watch as we walked and we saw another side of Sydney. Again we took advantge of our kitchen and Lyn prepared pie and ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach February 20th 2015

Hi everyone, we're currently down at Bondi Beach watching the surfers ride the waves. Looks hard work if you ask me, we've had a dip in the water and it's cold. It looks a dull day, very cloudy but it is very hot, quite a few people are down here sunbathing. They have surf schools here, each group are in different colour surf gear. Right now we are in the RSL club having lunch, it is right on the front and we have a fantastic view of the beach so watching the surfers as we tuck in. We ordered sweet potato wedges and king prawns and salad, huge portions and very cheap. Apparently the RSL stands for Return Services League, they have photos up of the service men who lost their lives at war. If you ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach April 14th 2014

Woke up that morning and went looking somewhere to have breakfast. I could have just gotten something at the convenience store but since I was going to be doing a lot of walking that day I opted for a full breakfast. I found a nice restaurant that served breakfast nearby and had a regular breakfast of egg sandwich with bacon along with some orange juice. It was not cheap being almost $11 dollars. I reminded myself to try to stay within budget for the rest of my Aussie trip. First stop on the day was another post office. I should explain that I send a lot of postcards while traveling it does save me the trouble of buying gifts and bringing them in my luggage. This time I was posting a package to New Zealand. It ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach February 21st 2014

Hello, we are back again ! I went on an exploring trip today from East till West Sydney. I started off with a visit to the famous Bondi beach, it is a really lovely beach, beautiful coastline, cute women... After staying there for a while and a nice refreshment, I headed off for a new adventure in Sydney Harbour! I was surprised with the tall buildings and the big city appearance. I had 3 main goals: Visiting Sydney Harbour for the special architectural monuments and visiting Bondi Beach. (Visit an aboriginal camp) I ended up completing the following today: Visit and stand on the Harbour Bridge Visit the Opera House Royal Garden walk-through A trip to Bondi Beach Have a nice walk around town It was a long trip with a lot of walking and I ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach February 7th 2014

W piątek skorzystałyśmy ze wspaniałej pogody i odbyłysmy spacer wzdłuż plaż wyznaczony przez szlak miejski. Kolejno zaliczyłyśmy Coogee - Clovelly - Bronte - Gaerloch oraz Bondi. Gdzie mogłyśmy zażyć trochę kąpieli słonecznych, w oceanie lub po prostu poobserwować surferów ;) Krótką i przyjemną trasę zakończyłyśmy pysznym obiadem przy Bondi. Co można zauważyć podczas takiej wycieczki: Masa ludzi w wieku 20-80 lat uprawiająca jogging - warte podziwu, zwłaszcza, że trasa pełna podejść i schodów, słońce w pełni i temperatura ok. 30 st.C. W ogóle wydaje mi się, że Australijczycy są wielkimi fanami sportu w każdej formie - uprawianego czynnie czy oglądanego na stadionach/w tv. Wszystkie plaże wyposażone są w dostępne i darmowe toalety z prysznicami oraz wydzieloną część 'piknikową' - trawniki otoczone dając... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach January 16th 2014

Thursday January 16th, 2014. Rozelle, Balmain & Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia We woke up the following morning and D joined Rachel walking her neighbour's dog. M went back to sleep. After Rachel had left for work we unpacked our suitcases (for the first time in 2 months) and hung our stuff in the wardrobe. Last night Rachel had advised that she was joining some friends at the Flickerfest at Bondi Beach tonight. She had asked if we would like to tag along and we had agreed. We had to wait to find out if she could get tickets though. We both felt we had pretty much done NZ (with a few exceptions) but realised that Oz was a different ball game. This country is absolutely enormous. There is no way we can drive around it like ... read more
4. Post Office and Law Courts, Balmain, Sydney
3. Balmain Town Hall
6. The Welcome - Our Local

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
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach June 14th 2013

When I red at school the announcement «6 weeks in the Kangaroos land for an exchange that will change your life» I thought: that's a real pity. Never gonna do this. Never get the permission. Then, one day, my father said: «Why don't you join this awesone experience? Why don't you fuckin' do that?». I didn't even ask to me if I was ready or not. I just started to dream about the adventure it would have been and so on. After days & days of waiting, finally the answer arrived: I was matched to a partner. Someone on the other side of the world that was waiting for me. Someone on the other side of the world that was probably trying to imagine which kind of person I was, what kind of things I like. ... read more
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Waterfall in a National Park, New South Wales
Dancing on the sand at sunset




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