My first video post

Here is a video I shot on my camera at Circular Quay of Emma a british contortionist performing (above) and a pic taken at same time which is much clearer.

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Instructions for how to do this on wordress are here

Holiday in Sydney

The dust has settled somewhat since returning home. Still have blisters from all the walking but the swelling in my feet has gone down, almost back to normal now.
I have created a powerpoint presentation for all my photos and videos.
Loved Sydney so much I am already planning on returning next year to visit the places I didn’t get to this time!

If you are considering a trip there are some things you just can’t miss seeing, for me the highlights definately are:

Riding the ferries – everywhere
Powerhouse Museum
The Rocks area
Queen Victoria Building
Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park
St Mary’s Cathedral

Places I didn’t have time to see or explore fully, marked for the next trip

Art Gallery of NSW
Mrs Mcquarries chair
The Rocks
Bondi Beach
The shops :lol: didn’t really have time for shopping
Manly, in particular I want to do the ghost tour!
Day trip to the Blue Mountains
Visit Taronga Zoo

Best tip I can give anyone visiting Sydney for the first time is to go to your local Library and photocopy some maps of Sydney from their Street Directory! Even though I had several maps, the ones I used the most were the photocopied ones!
Also get yourself the Sydney Explorer Pass, it visits ALL the major stops, 27 in total and will save your feet!!!! Link to more details here
Also we booked our hotel and flights with Virgin Blue Holidays as a package and saved almost $500 on the accommodation!!

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Sydney Day 5

Home at last, after a jam packed holiday…. Will write more after having a good sleep…

Itinerary for yesterday:

Took the train from the central station into Circular Quay and walked around to the rocks area. Spent some time in the visitor centre there and then went to the Museum next door. Fantastic displays and well worth a visit!!! I wish we had allocated a whole day to the area (or two) it needs it to see it all. Time was pressing on so we made our way back towards the Quay. There was a young english woman doing some “street theatre” have pics and GREAT videos of her show, which will upload when I get a chance to.

We then had to make some choices, what did we have time to see before having to leave… The only way to get out to Mrs McQuaries Chair is by the Sydney explorer pass, man I wish we had of gone with this option!!!! Decided in the end to head up to the Museum of Sydney, wrong decision… I’m not sure what we expected, maybe a museum filled with relics of Sydney, not so, it really was absolute rubbish, and I won’t go into the details of the shop and cafe. Take a tip, don’t bother visiting!

We then headed to Hyde Park to visit the War Memorial, it is absolutely gorgeous and the coolest place we visited on the entire trip, fantastic displays, and truly a credit to the memory of our brave men and women who served!

We then decided to head back to the hotel, both of us absolutely exhausted!
The railways were doing track work so instead of taking a train to the airport we went by bus, which really didn’t take much more time than the train so we were nice and early for our flight home. Another good flight, it was 32 degrees when we landed at Adelaide at 9pm.

It’s good to be home, a great trip and I can’t wait to go back, but there’s really no place like home is there. I will upload more pics and videos in the next few days.

Highlights of the trip
The Ferries
The Rocks area
Powerhouse Museum – Diana a celebration
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Queen Victoria Building
Sydney Opera House
Hyde Park Barracks
St Mary’s Cathedral
Circular Quay

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