>Yesterday was my last day in Sydney. I started out having breakfast at Harborside at Darling Harbor. Again, very nostalgic of Baltimore. Then I headed down to The Rocks, that first established white settlement in Sydney I had mentioned before, for their weekend market. (I ran into one of the...Read more
>Day 28. Blue Mountains.
>(posted day 29)Everyone kept telling me I had to see the Blue Mountains. So I signed up for one day there today. I was actually a bit disappointed, probably because I had not done enough research on this myself, and so I went on a tour recommended by the concierge...Read more
>Day 27. Hunter Valley Wine District
>(posted on day 29)I had read about a tour by Jason of the Hunter Valley wine district while doing my research on Sydney, and decided to sign up for it today. We headed out at about 7:00am. Jason was quite delightful, giving us commentary along the way, including a stop...Read more
>Day 26 concluded with Sydney Opera House!
>(posted on Day 28–wifi in room is not working, so am behind on posts–will try to catch up tomorrow) I started the day by putting in my calls to American Airlines (AA) regarding my rerouting of my trip away from Tokyo. My ticket is a “round the world” (RTW) ticket,...Read more
>Day 26. Sydney
>Yesterday (Day 25), I enjoyed my first day in Sydney. I first spent some time on the phone with the airlines and on the Internet to work on rerouting my trip around Tokyo. Not yet resolved, but hoping it will be resolved this morning. It is looking like I will...Read more
>Day 24. Darwin to Sydney.
>I have had over 2,000 hits on my blog! Thanks to all of you who are following me! It’s fun sharing this wonderful trip with all of you! Today, I had a leisurely morning, repacking after my park adventure, washing my clothes (they had w/d at this holiday inn), catching...Read more
>Day 23. More of Kakadu.
>(posted on day 24)After a quick brekkie (breakfast 🙂 at the campsite, we headed off for our last and final day of adventure on the Gubara walk. This was a 7.5km hike through a rocky and sometimes challenging wet area until we arrived at this refreshing plunge pool. Here, we...Read more
>Day 22. Kakadu.
>(posted on day 24)This morning, we got together for our communal breakfast at about 7:00am. Our campsite has a tent that serves as a kitchen/dining room. Everyone helps get everything out for the meal, helps with cutting things up, etc… If you didn’t help getting ready, then you’re on cleanup...Read more
>Day 21 (cont’d). Litchfield Naional Park
>(posted on day 24) What a glorious day! When the adventure tours van picked me up…… ….this morning at 6:45am, I was initially quite intimidated, as everyone else in the vehicle was under 30! I started to wonder if I could keep up with all of them. But we eventually...Read more
>Day 21. Kakadu/Litchfield National Parks
>It was bloody hot as I explored the city of Darwin yesterday. For those who saw the movie “Australia” with Nicole Kidman and that hot hunk, Hugh Jackman, Darwin was the setting for that movie. It was the Australian port that was bombed during WWII. It also suffered a devastating...Read more