NEW YEAR'S EVE
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This was a wonderful, memorable day.
It began quietly. In downtown Sydney is a haven of peace - the Chinese Friendship Garden, (see http://www.chinesegarden.com.au/about.cfm ). It's between Chinatown and Darling Harbour. On the way there we passed local guys doing their tai che. The Gardens are quite extensive and it's possible to find a peaceful corner or, in the restaurant a very good meal with real china tea. As we srolled around the garden we came to a building where, for $5 you could be dressed up in full mandarin gear and stroll around making the place look very authentic.
After our visit to the garden, we headed back to the apartment to rest up awhile and then don party gear for NYE celebrations.
For tonight we were booked on a cruise boat to sail around Sydney Harbour, partying until /after the firework display on 'the coat-hanger' aka Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney has to be the party capital of the world on NYE. The local media said that a million people came in to the city for the celebrations. It has everything from warm weather to all the bars, clubs, etc that you could wish for. And all the public transport runs all night, so getting home at whatever time is no problem.