Welcome To Sydney
Trip Start Nov 22, 2006
24Trip End Dec 16, 2006
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Location: Down under
Miles Walked: 8
Kangaroos Spotted: 0
Koalas Spotted: 0
Weather: Hot, Sunny, Hazy, and Sticky
Welcome to Sydney!
We had a great time in New Zealand, and a great flight over to Australia. It was an easy trip, and even though we were up and going at 3:30 am Sydney time, we made it through the whole day without too much trouble (it's 8pm as I'm writing this, we'll post the update in the morning)
Just after noon local time, we were checked into out nice little hotel and headed out into the city. We walked all over and had a great time. Denise is ecstatic to be back "home". It really is a great city. It's very reminiscent of Boston, and so far is much more enjoyable than the last big city we were in; Auckland. To be fair to Auckland, we had been up for about 24 hours before spending the day walking around a city neither of us had been in. I'm sure it is very pleasant.
We made it down to the Rocks, up to Observation hill, over to Circular Quay, and walked around the Opera House. We grabbed some dinner and some groceries and headed back around 6 pm. After I squirted Thai Chili Sauce in my eye (which I must say is very painful, in case you were wondering. Don't try that at home.), we spent some time trying to plan out the next 5 days so we could fit in as much as possible. It should be a fun time, and we'll be sure to keep you posted! Thanks again for the comments, and keep them coming. It's fun hearing from the past.
In case you're wondering, it's going to be cold for you back home. I've been to the future and seen it ;)
I'm home! For those of you that don't know, Sydney is my adopted home. It's been six and a half years, but I'm finally back.
We got into town this morning and took the train to Central Station. The walk to our hotel was a little more than we were planning on, but we got here in one piece. I spent most of my time in the Central Business District, the Rocks and North Ryde (the suburb McQuarie University is in) last time I was here. Our hotel is south of the CBD and it took a while before things started to look familiar. Just before we got to Hyde Park I got my bearings.
We walked all over - the Rocks, Circular Quay, the Opera House - then we took the train back to the hotel. We've spent the evening relaxing and planning the rest of the week. So much to do, so little time. I love it here. Can't wait for the next five days.
Talk to you soon,