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Sydney, Australia

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10 years ago, June 19th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #76941  
N Posts: 9

For the last 20 years I have had a fantasy of myself standing someplace looking at the Sydney oprea house in the distance. Doing nothing, just standing there. Dont know why this image is so reoccurring when I think about Australia. Maybe, because there are so many photos of the oprea house





You'll have to check this place out then.



It's called the Opera Bar. It's a nice spot to have a cocktail while enjoying the view.


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10 years ago, June 19th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #76942  
That looks fantastic Mark! 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, June 19th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #76943  
N Posts: 9
Yeah. It's not too shabby and surprisingly not too posh which is nice.

Another place worth a visit is the Woolloomooloo finger wharf.



It has some of the nicest restaurants in Sydney down below, with views over the harbour. I was there on New Years Eve and ran into Paris Hilton of all people.

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10 years ago, June 19th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #76971  

......not too posh which is nice.


Good! I hate snootiness. 😊

Thanks for the Woolloomooloo finger wharf recommendation.

I was there on New Years Eve and ran into Paris Hilton of all people.


Did you get to talk with her?
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10 years ago, July 3rd 2009 No: 5 Msg: #78275  
The Royal Botanic Gardens is a great place to visit and you get terrific views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 7th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #78642  
Thanks David and Dorreen 😊 That seems like a top idea. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 7th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #78771  
And when you get bored with Sydney, take a train trip to Newcastle for the day. The views from the train are wonderful and can't be seen from a car. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 8th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #78848  
If I get bored, that seems like a good day trip to take. It will be a real treat if I get enough time in Sydney to start getting bored. 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, July 9th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #78957  
You might want to have a look at this website: www.statravel.co.uk/10poundpom.

They are offering flights to Oz for GBP10! Reply to this

10 years ago, July 10th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #79101  
And I want to go to this beach, just because I have heard so many talk about it. 😊

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10 years ago, July 10th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #79102  
Thanks for the cheap flight news John and Sylvia. 😊 But, unfortunately I wont be able to buy my flights for next year until after Christmas. I have to wait until then to find out which dates my boyfriend can have off work. But, maybe there will be more special offers after Christmas. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 10th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #79109  

10 years ago, July 10th 2009 No: 13 Msg: #79135  
We were originally booked for the Travelodge Wynyard but got moved further out of town to Travelodge Wentworth because of electrical problems. It turned out to be a good move because, while further from the Harbour, it's reasonably priced, close by the Main Railway Station, the underground, Chinatown and, more importantly, there's a friendly pub and Thai restaurant (with takeaway) opposite. The City Sightseeing bus passes on its route too.

Get Trailfinders to book the hotel for you. They'll give you a voucher so no money changes hand. We stayed for four nights, brilliant! Reply to this

10 years ago, July 11th 2009 No: 14 Msg: #79182  
Thanks for the tip David and Doreen. 😊 I will probably stay at the least expensive accomodation though, to make the travel funds stretch. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 12th 2009 No: 15 Msg: #79220  
Mell, Have you ever heard of Couchsurfers.com? If you have then just ignore what i'm saying if you haven't check it out and you can all sorts of great people to stay with for free instead of paying any type of money and you get to meet amazing people along the way. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 12th 2009 No: 16 Msg: #79221  
Yeah, I have heard of CouchSurfers but I dont think it is for me. I like my space. 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, July 12th 2009 No: 17 Msg: #79227  
That's understandable, it's not for everyone. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 12th 2009 No: 18 Msg: #79228  
Have you tried it Tyler? If so, how did it go? Almost everybody seems to have good things to say about it, so I even strongly considered it for a while. Reply to this

10 years ago, July 13th 2009 No: 19 Msg: #79288  

10 years ago, July 15th 2009 No: 20 Msg: #79535  
B Posts: 7
If you're into Asian food, there's Dixon's Food Court in Chinatown, it has about 12 places offering diff food. Best one to visit is the Claypot & Sizzling Plate Kitchen - it's easily the most popular one there. Reply to this

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