There is not much to tell in this entry. I flew Qantas business class from Hobart to Sydney, then collected my baggage from the carousel and rechecked for my Jetstar flight to Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast). I love flying over Sydney, I don’t think there is a more beautiful sight from the window of a plane. I was given the choice of seat, either an aisle seat in the exit row or a window seat in another row. I chose the window seat. I don’t have any photos to share with you of Sydney this time, however if you ever get the chance to fly into Australia, try to fly into Sydney. It doesn’t matter if it is day or night, if the plane flies past the city and you happen to be on the correct side of the plane, it is just stunning. I do however, have a little piece of information about Sydney that I have only just learnt myself, and that is, Sydney has the world’s largest suburban area, a conurbation so vast that the city is twice as large as Beijing and six times the size of Rome.
I sat around Sydney airport for a little while flicking through a magazine and watching a Dick Van Dyke movie on the TV, before the blessed relief of the boarding call for my flight to Maroochydore. It was all smooth sailing all the way, not a cloud in the sky and dad was there waiting for me in the terminal.
... and so begins my little trip north to thaw out after our long cold Tassie winter.
Wow Michael, I guess it pays to do your research and not just believe everything you read. However I’m not sure where you heard that Auckland has a larger suburban area, I found info about Auckland that says it’s urban area is 1086 km2 and Sydney’s is 12144.6 km2. You are right about Mount Isa, it’s area size is 42904 km2, but only a fraction of that is urbanised. So I guess the numbers I have are talking about urbanised area.
Posted on: Sep 18, 2008
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