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In the streets of Sydney
So here I am in Sydney, Aus and lo and behold it's warm!  I couldn't be happier.  It's almost warm enough for me to take off my hoodie, but not quite.  The difference between Sydney and Auckland is obvious.  Sydney is a major city, bustling with people and stuff to do, and I think I'm gonna enjoy myself thoroughly here.  I'm staying in hostel in King's Cross, which unbeknownst to me is in the red light district.  It's pretty seedy down here and the place isn't very nice, but the people are really friendly and that kinda means more than nice accomodations.  I probably met like 10 folks within the first 10 minutes of being there.  Evidently this is the party place.  I still have a little residual cough from my illness, but I feel like a million bucks and I'm ready to see what's crackin' here.
World Youth Day...heathens need not attend...


Sydney sort of reminds me of LA, but uncannily clean.  There's a huge Chinatown with some good deals and food.  There are plenty of bars and they have a lot of specials for backpackers.  I'm not really feeling these joints though.  There is just something missing that I can't really put my finger on.  Anyways, I met an American guy named Steve in this hostel.  He's surfing the world and biding his time until his visa expires.  We hit it off and ended walking around and looking at all the young pilgrims that came to Australia for world youth day.  Apparently, there are half a million christians here.  They from all over and are all over the place--that with the exception of King's Cross.  I guess the Pope told them not to come down here.  They listened.
Impressive...
  They're pretty loud and obnoxious and enthusiastic so it was fun to watch them do their thing.  Because the pontiff is here a lot of the streets are blocked and travel is pretty much a nightmare in certain areas. 

Additionally, I went to the Sydney aquarium which was really cool.  I got closer to a shark that I probably ever will and learned the difference between crocs and alligators.  Learn something everyday I guess...

I've decided to go on a 3 day bus tour down to Melbourne so I can see the countryside and maybe have a small baby taste of the Outback.   I'll let you know what happens...
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In the streets of Sydney
In the streets of Sydney
World Youth Day...heathens need no…
World Youth Day...heathens need n…
Impressive...
Impressive...
Crowd control...you know how rowdy…
Crowd control...you know how rowd…
Theyre very descriptive with thei…
They're very descriptive with the…
Sydney
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