Blogs from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney October 16th 2019

Hi, my readers….as I mentioned in this blog before that Sydney is one of the cities in Australia I want to move to and yes, I just spent a week there (how cool?). It was a trip full of fun, good food and great friendships. I can’t wait to share this with you guys!! Sydney Australia is one of the oldest city in this great nation. The city is found in the New South Wales region. Sydney is a harbour city located on the Tasman Sea, and home to two most famous buildings, namely the Sydney Opera house and Harbour Bridge. The city is one of the nation’s most cosmopolitan city. Each year, millions of tourists flock this city for a fun pact vacation. There are many tourist places in New South Wales, and whether you ... read more
Sydney Australia
Australia Gems and Arts Gallery
Fortune of War

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Mascot September 14th 2019

Feels like we have been waiting forever for this holiday, even though we only decided to go after the Travel Expo in February. Departure day finally arrived, but unfortunately, so did a text from the airline saying our Sydney to Perth flight had been delayed. Not normally an issue, but we only had 1 hour and 25 mins in Perth, and had to get from domestic terminal to international (in the same building in Perth) and go through immigration and security so a delay was going to make this very tight. We made it, just, with an escorted sprint (well a brisk walk) with 28 other passengers, through the aiiport. Then, only 11 hours to Johannesburg!!... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney September 7th 2019

Today was my first full non-jet lagged day in Sydney! We still haven't seen our help x host person yet and got no instructions for work so after an impromptu breakfasts of roasted sweet potatoes, avocados and eggs we hopped on a bus towards the city center. After an hour-long journey we arrived at Wynyard Station and began our search for a coffee shop to do a bit of trip planning. The city streets are build up with skyscrapers and small shops like New York City, but about a quarter of the people and vehicles. A brisk wind blustered through the streets and I wished I had a beanie while Alec pined for his jacket he left at the host house. After walking past a few coffee shops we realized they weren't set up for productivity ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney August 18th 2019

Slowly, I'm sorting out my pictures of this pretty amazing trip. We are back Australia for few thousand miles! Been to the country for way too many times that it is time for me to finally see places I hadn't before....but before that, Tanya and I love Sydney....but we never came together! So here it is...a double 2 days one night stand in this amazing city. We saw few friends....didn't everybody, was truly on the run. I'm not going to complain, the sun was with us for every minute of this trip! So we first stop on our way between Bangkok and Rarotonga and next was on our way back from Papeete via Auckland and next....soon the big rock! We are staying at the Sheraton on the Park where they treated us like royals. We ... read more
Another Iconic one...
Enjoying a perfect winter...
Iconic Sydney!

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney July 10th 2019

The residents of Sydney refer to themselves as Sydneysiders. Hundreds of thousands move to Sydney every year to work, live and study. It’s one of the best cities in the world to live, but once you’re there you’ll want to talk and live like a local, blend in, and be able to share local knowledge with people who come to visit you there. Here’s what you need to know: What to Do in Your Spare Time There’s plenty to do in Sydney year-round, but things change with the seasons. In Summer it’ll be mostly beaches, bays and bush walks, and in winter museums, ice skating and indoor entertainment, you’ll find so much to fill your weekends and holidays in any season. In the Warmer Months: ⦁ The big beaches like Bondi, Manly and Cronulla, head out ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney June 24th 2019

I wouldn't say that I've been reluctant to visit Australia. I'm not sure if it's an NZ thing, a global thing, or just a personality thing, but I feel that the more accessible a place is, the less likely that I've willing to plan a trip there. I mean, NZ is far enough from the world that any trip requires a robust plan, but in my head I've blurred the difference between a 3 hour flight to Australia, and a 28 hour flight to Europe. I think it's because I go down a slippery slope for these things. Ok so trip to Australia is this. For a little bit more time and money, I could just go to Asia. And for a little bit more, I can just go to Europe.. again. I think the biggest ... read more
Vegetables and Soy Milk
Jordan the Guide

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Mascot May 12th 2019

Hi Everyone It’s that time again,we have arrived in Sydney staying overnight,before we fly to Auckland Tommorrow to board a plane to Houston Texas with our Kiwi friends from Melbourne Glenys and Ray. We are away 43 days Hope you can travel with us and enjoy pictures ect. Kevin and Sylvia... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney May 4th 2019

I've seen a UFO and not everyone can claim that. Denise says if there were not about 10 of us then no one would believe it. It was 1979 or 1980 (the exact date is published in a book and newspapers)...a group of us sitting on Bundagen Beach at about midnight (south of Coffs Harbour NSW) when a large light over the Pacific Ocean danced before our eyes. We thought it may be a plane or a weather balloon but It's path was very irregular so we ruled those out. I held up a 20 cent coin and though it was distant the light was the size of the coin to the naked eye. It hovered at intervals...shot off at various regular course...watched it for quite a while...until it disappeared East across the Tasman Sea. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney May 2nd 2019

Thanks to the abdication of the Japanese Emperor Akihito - in whose honour a ten day holiday was announced - our darling son Ross and daughter-in-law Natsumi decided to spend their holiday with us. What a treat!! Kev had met Natsumi last year when he flew to Japan to attend a Motor Bike GP rally with Ross and a couple of Ross' mates but for me this was my first meeting. Luckily for us we didn't have to arrive at Sydney International Airport too early with the plane due to land at 8.30am. It was a great pleasure to meet Natsumi and re-connect with Ross on what was his 43rd birthday. At Ross' request we had a low key BBQ with just the four of us and a few kookaburras who decided that the meat on ... read more
Natsumi & Michelle, almost ready!
Michelle & Kevin becoming Japanese
The boys BBQing the kookaburra's dinner

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney April 10th 2019

“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns in to a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta Due to a full programme yesterday, we decided to have a lazy sort of day today as we were out again tonight. The sun was shining so, after a leisurely breakfast, we decided to head up to Circular Quay, where most of the tourists seem to head for. We took the short train journey from Museum to Circular Quay and headed over to a small grassy area with a few trees scattered around. This was known as First Fleet Park. From Circular Quay we saw ferries come and go taking their customers to practically anywhere in the Sydney Metropolitan area; from Manley to Taronga Zoo; from Watson’s Bay to the Olympic Bay. This just sounds like I’m reeling off names and probably ... read more
The Sydney Underground
What's the view like up there?
Sydney Opera House from The Bridge

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