Down under for 6 days

Sydney Travel Blog

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My new shoes look really good with the Opera House
OK, so I got a bit sidetracked in Borneo and had to cut some corners in my itinerary: Australia got the chop in favor of New Zealand, I only stayed a few days in Sydney (I suppose close to a record for any tourist taking the trouble to go to other side of the world). First shock was the weather, it was about 10 degrees celsius and I had been living 4 months on flip flops and shorts, basically had to put on 5 layers of summer clothes to keep out the cold. Then there's the western world: everything is rotten expensive and service s*cks. A small taste of things to come when I head back home in 6 weeks :D.
On the good side: ozzies seem really laid back people, not a bad place to live I think.
Went to visit Siewke & Matt in Whale Beach really pretty and slightly posh suburb of Sydney (multi million dollar houses overlloking a gorgeous beach) which was great.  Their baby Luca seemed to like me, and also the cat was happy with me so I felt really OK being with their family.
Spent the last 3 days in downtown Sydney, meeting Muriel (flakey #1 from Mabul), visiting the sights, taking in a bit of nightlife and doing some much needed shopping (love my 'rising sun' japan-spoof skate shoes!).
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My new shoes look really good with…
My new shoes look really good wit…
The Free Hugs guy from Youtube on …
The Free Hugs guy from Youtube on…
Siewkes pad on Whale Beach
Siewke's pad on Whale Beach
OK, Ive been there
OK, I've been there
Pianos in the opera house
Pianos in the opera house
Piece of the Sydney Harbour Bridge…
Piece of the Sydney Harbour Bridg…
Concert Hall in the Opera House
Concert Hall in the Opera House
Old pics during the build
Old pics during the build
Sunset over the Harbour Bridge
Sunset over the Harbour Bridge
Whale Beach
Whale Beach
Siewke & Luca #1
Siewke & Luca #1
Siewke & Luca #2
Siewke & Luca #2
Feeling right at home
Feeling right at home
Back to an overregulated West
Back to an overregulated West
Muriel. Yes its cold if youve ju…
Muriel. Yes it's cold if you've j…
Flying dogs
Flying dogs
Muriel doing eh eh, something in f…
Muriel doing eh eh, something in …
Government House
Government House
Chilling in the Domain on a sunny …
Chilling in the Domain on a sunny…
Chilling in the Domain on a sunny …
Chilling in the Domain on a sunny…
War memorial
War memorial
Sydney
Sydney
Manly beach
Manly beach
Jimmy & Muriel
Jimmy & Muriel
Happy happy joy joy
Happy happy joy joy
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300