Sun, sea, sand in Sydney February 17th 2006 Hoorah! Orla has arrived in Sydney and we have hardly stopped for breath in between catching up and wandering round this fine city. We have been staying with friends/ex-colleagues of hers in Pyrmont, very close to Darling Harbour, and we have been out living it up in true Sydney fashion. Drinks at the outside Opera Bar on Friday evening mixing with the great and the beautiful after work (Opera Hou ... read more
Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
I have been working non-stop since leaving university and last February I felt I had got to the point where I could buy a house and settle down or I could travel the world and mix-it-up globally...it was a tough decision.
While I have travelled quite a bit with my job and on holiday (Europe and the US), I felt I had never really got out there and seen stuff. Consequently, I am taking a 6-month sabbatical from work, starting in Jan 2006, and will be travelling to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador (and fingers crossed, the Galapagos Islands).... full info