Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Brisbane to Seattle: Baby Boomer Travel – I Don’t Want to Leave the Kangaroos and Australia

March 11, 2009
I like my Kangaroo Friends

I like my Kangaroo Friends

I did not think I would like New Zealand and Australia.

I came on this vacation because my husband MADE me go with him.

It’s a superb bit of irony:

I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE the Kangaroos.

I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE the warm beaches in Australia.

I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE Melbourne.

I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE New Zealand.

Down Under is the greatest place in the world. The people are “right there” how you want them to be: honest. It’s not too crowded.

I might move to Australia if I can find a way to do it.

I want to go back to Australia. I want to see the kangaroos, the koalas, the dolphins, and even the Tasmanian Devils. I love Seattle, but I might love Sydney even more.

If my kids didn’t live in The States, I’d be packing and moving Down Under.

Sydney: Guided Bus Tour

March 5, 2009

These shots are from our bus tour the other day, and I can’t remember what I’ve already put online. Forgive the repeats.

I am blogging from a Sydney hotel and the wifi costs by the minute. I have to be quick.

The Rocks area of Sydney was a rundown slum by the water. It’s a historic area where the colony first started. “The Rocks” now has tons of upscale restaurants and shops.

It seems like there is always another brilliant beach around every turn.

I wanted to stop in the Paddington area (Oxford Street) of Sydney. It’s like Sydney’s answer to Melrose.

Sydney: Holland America Cruise Port

March 2, 2009

I LOVE Sydney. The last port of call for our Holland America Cruise is Sydney.

We have just disembarked, met up with our tour guide, Udo, and he gave a drive-through of Sydney (his adopted home). I think I love this town. It is a lot like LA, but no smog and less crime.

I don’t know what it is “REALLY” like here. It would take more time to see how much I like Sydney, like maybe next winter for a month or so…. but I think I could live here. However, I have no idea what the cost of living really is. Vacations are usually pure fantasy adventures.

Bondi Beach is in the city and it’s a haven for surfies. The water is so blue. The suburbs are beautiful but spendy. Oh by the way, I don’t think I’ll be surfing or swimming in the ocean. There were 3 shark attacks in the last few days… but I’m very happy just sitting near the shore, and listening to the waves.