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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Going on Vacation is the new awesome

hey - guess where I just bought a plane ticket to?

Australia! The first week in April I head to Sydney, then Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) and then Melbourne. Anyone been to Australia? What should I make sure to do out there? (I mean beside the obvious kangaroo viewing, crocodile/great white shark wrestling, and throwing another shrimp on the barbie.)

13 Comments:

  • At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Marj said…

    Hey im from Sydney! I frequent this site.

    Here are two cool places to visit in Sydney (about 2 hrs and 45 mins drive from the city, or something like 1.5 hrs on an express train)

    the blue mountains http://www.australiabluemountains.com.au/

    and the jenolan caves http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/main.html

     
  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger Aluwicious said…

    I went, make you sure you say Cairns like "Cans" and Mebourne like "Melbin" Don't be stupid and say is wrong.

    I climbed Ayers rock and rode a camel named Alice in Alice Springs. Fitting since that's my name.

    Run along the beach at night in Cairns and try to catch all of the crabs. They're fast but it's fun. There are great Art museums in Melbourne. Everyone from Sydney is so so nice. Make some friends.

     
  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger bex said…

    this is fantastic, guys. thanks!!

     
  • At 8:18 PM, Anonymous rob said…

    jealous!!!

     
  • At 8:42 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    I served my mission in Melbourne- If you have time, go to Tasmania and spend a saturday in Hobart with the afternoon at some of the national parks.

    I doubt you'd have time for Tasmania- but there is a lot of great stuff in Melbourne. Do you want nature sightseeing or art and culture and what not?

     
  • At 8:06 AM, Blogger Abbey Road said…

    I'm so jelaous.

     
  • At 9:23 AM, Blogger bex said…

    i want to do a little of everything. that is why we are hopping around a little - i figure we will do some cultural stuff in sydney and melbourne, (as well as the wildlife - penguins, kangaroos, etc) and the beaches in Cairns. I sort of want to rent a scooter in Sydney and explore a little that way .. and I plan on tracking down some aussie thrift stores because i go thrift store shopping in every country i can. so i don't know how much time we are going to have to stray from the big cities - but if there is anything must-see i want to know about it and see if we can fit it in!

     
  • At 10:30 AM, Blogger Cindy said…

    Who are you going with? Are you going by yourself?

     
  • At 2:53 PM, Blogger dävid said…

    make sure you eat some dingo, walk along the rabbit proof fence, get paul hogan's autograph and ask him how he won a golden globe for his performance in the most successful australian movie of all time.

    australia, something about it is so 1992, in a charming way of course.

    my brother went there on his mission, he said they were perpetually 5 years behind on everything.

    so... WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!!

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Nathan said…

    Australia! Cool.

    That wacky Crocodile Dundee. You'd think a man of his reputation would know you're supposed to hold the crocodile's mouth closed.

     
  • At 8:22 PM, Anonymous tom e said…

    Go see Kaye Chegwiddden!! Ask Bets.

     
  • At 10:18 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    East of Melbourne are the mountains where Man From Snowy River was filmed. The Melbourne temple is on the way there and you can see the mountains from the temple.

    If you head the opposite direction from Melbourne and go west along the great ocean road ( http://www.greatoceanroad.org/ )there are some beautiful sights and some great little surf towns. A very beautiful stop on the great ocean road is the most photographed location in all of Australia. http://www.greatoceanroad.org/12apostles/index.asp

    And, if you do get to go to Tasmania, Wineglass Bay is one of the most beautiful places I have been. http://www.freycinetcolesbay.com/select.htm
    Although, Russel falls is nice as well. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/natparks/mtfield/ and if you go to Tasmania, you should probably go see some Tasmanian devils at a wildlife park/sanctuary. While there you would probably learn that koalas are not the cutest Australian animals. Baby wombats are. (Well, not the newborn babies, they just look gross.)

     
  • At 9:12 PM, Anonymous TB said…

    Sydney: do the Bridge Climb. go to the Zoo. Go to Manly and Bondi. Sit in the botantical garden for days at a time. Go to The Rocks and buy a Digeridoo. Stare at the Opera House.

     

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