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Published: March 5th 2017
Sunday March 5, 2017
A day without a fixed program. As it states in our itinerary "day at leisure".
We started out with the "usual" great buffet breakfast, followed by mass at a small but beautiful church, St Patrick. Interesting to see that mass is read every hour, whereas in many countries this would be impossible due to the lack of priests.
After mass we did the full tour of the Opera House and the botanic garden. This garden already exists for over 200 years and as such must have been established some 35 years after the first prisoners were shipped to Australia.
All major cities in Australia with the exception of Adelaide, find their origin in the deportation of English prisoners to Australia starting in 1780 appoximately.
Later in the day we met a friend of Isabel Vladar, Margarita's niece, and her boyfriend for dinner.
Amazing how small the world is; as it turned out her boyfriend is from Venezuela and used to work at CAF, Caracas for 4 years during the years that I worked there.
A very nice encounter with a great Thai meal.
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