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  • Day294

    Auf nach Samoa

    August 17 in Australia

    Unsere Reise nach Samoa startete heute um 08.45 Uhr ab unserer Unterkunft in Perth. Beim Einchecken gab es heute keine Problene mit dem Gepäck, stattdessen bekamen wir beim in Australien üblichen Self-Check-In am Automaten keine zwei zusammenhängenden Sitzplätze....auf den Dreiersitzen konnten wir immer nur den Fenster-und den Gangplatz buchen.💺💺💺 Eine Airlineangestellte erklärte uns, dass alles ok sei, denn auf dem Flug nach Samoa dürfen die Mittelplätze nicht verkauft werden, da die Menschen dort etwas größer und breiter wären. 😳....aber schön wir uns, so hatten wir drei Plätze anstatt zwei für uns. 😊😎👍
    Wir flogen🛩 dann erst ungefähr vier Stunden nach Sydney und hatten unsere erste Zeitverschiebung von zwei Stunden⏰...nach einem Stoppover von über vier Stunden ging es um 21.00 Uhr von Sydney nach Samoa, wo wir nach knapp fünf Stunden Flug landeten....morgens um 05.30 Uhr....Nun sind wir der deutschen Zeit um 11 Stunden voraus....⏱⏲
    Wenn wir so darüber nachdenken, wissen wir auch nicht mehr so genau, wie wir darauf gekommen sind gerade nach Samoa zu gehen....🤨🤔...wenn wir uns recht erinnern, haben wir uns die Karte der Südsee etwas genauer angeschaut, Samoa hörte sich so schön nach Südsee an., lag in der Nähe von Fidschi ...und was in verschiedenen Blogs stand, hat uns neugierig gemacht.😊🏝🗺🏖
    http://www.lilies-diary.com/samoa-urlaub/
    ....und nun sind wir hier auf einer noch nicht so stark touristisch erschlossenen Südseeinsel mit weniger als 200 Tausend Einwohnern😊, auf der mit samoanischen Tala ( 1 WST=0,34 Euro) gezahlt wird💵💶💴.....und sind gespannt was uns erwartet.🤔🤔🤔😎😊😊😊😀
    https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa
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  • Day66

    Flug TT394

    March 8 in Australia

    In Sydney haben wir coole Strände gesehen. In den Whitsundays, am Südende des Great Barrier Reef wird es hoffentlich noch besser! TigerAir bringt uns jetzt gleich dahin. Außerdem ist mal wieder Zeitumstellung, eine Stunde in irgendeine Richtung, ich habe den Überblick verloren …
    Fun Fact: Im Gegensatz zu New South Wales gibt es im australischen Bundesstaat Queensland keine unterschiedliche Winter- und Sommerzeit. Angeblich, damit die Kühe nicht durcheinander kommen 🐄🤪: „Muh, wann sollen wir noch gleich gemolken werden? In einer Stunde? Muh“ Fruchtfliegen gibt es da auch nicht. Die Einfuhr von Bananen 🍌 etc. Ist darum STRENG VERBOTEN 🚫Read more

  • Day2

    Welcome in Sydney

    August 30, 2017 in Australia

    Jetzt sind wir endlich in Sydney gelandet. Wieder mal mit hammer Abendrot und richtig schöner Sicht! Englisch wurde auch schon auf dem Flug geübt mit ein paar Einheimischen, die gleich total hilfsbereit waren. Also erster Eindruck mega gut:) Jetzt wird noch auf das Shuttel gewartet und dann nur noch schlafen.

  • Day1

    Checked in at Sydney airport at 6.30pm- scored the front row seats on the plane! Had dinner and drinks in the business class lounge- this is living! Once seated in row 1 we were given a lovely mai tai before takeoff! Watched a movie and had a few more Cocktails before fluffing up our pink blankets on our flatbeds and getting some sleep! Very comfortable fligjt indeed! Next stop Honolulu to change planes for LARead more

  • Day22

    All packed up ready for the trip home- one last morning on the balcony before we dragged ourselves away from the beautiful Waikiki beach! Said our farewells to the pommies and all aboard the bus to airport- checked in boarded and just lIke that our fabulous holiday has come to an end! Was a wonderful 10 day party for Glenn- who’s Birthday next?! Farewell Hawaii- until next time- Mahalo!

  • Day3

    Sydney Airport

    January 17 in Australia

    Really happy that I arrived at my destination. 😊
    I am tired and really need an shower!

    No problems with the boarder control and the australien customs. Thanks to my e-Passport, that gave me a priority and faster track through the boarder control.

    Glad that my bag made it without any problems from Düsseldorf to Sydney. I had to wait a long time to get it from the belt.

    Was a little bit nervous to meet Ben for the first time, but he gave me such a great welcome that my nervousness was gone really fast. My english working better than expected.Read more

  • Day13

    Sydney Airport

    December 25, 2016 in Australia

    Today was another early wake up in order to get to the airport the suggested three hours early. Unfortunately, when we got there Jetstar hadn't opened so we were forced to wait forty minutes to get my boarding pass and my bag checked. Once that was done I had to say goodbye to William before walking through security. After getting a little lost I found my gate and waited. While I was waiting a Brit sat down next to me and we got to talking. His name is Chris and we ended up being in the same row and seeing as there was barely anyone on the plane we got to sit next to each other. Besides not having any food or drink the flight was quite pleasurable. There were lots of places to lay down across three seats and some movies to choose from. Chris and I even got into a sudoku battle. Once we landed we headed to the baggage claim which took almost an hour for them to send them all down. Once we got all our bags we headed to the train station got some opal cards and headed to our hostels. We were only about .5 miles away which made it easy to figure out the stops. After settling down and exploring my hostel me and Chris met up again and we took the train down to The Rocks. We got a great view of the opera house before climbing up on the bridge to get a better one. We ended up going all the way across the bridge to catch the train back. Out of desperation for food we quickly sat down at a Thai place before heading back to my hostel and quickly falling asleep.Read more

  • Day3

    Finally the culmination of all the preparation and planning. Will be a good test of to see how good a travel organiser I am.

    Last night I got no sleep. Was up early sorting the i pad due to a last minute decision to take Colin's Samsung tablet instead of my I pad.

    Col and I got to the airport well on time the flight to Sydney was all good. flight entertainment was out of commission. But was good to catch up on some much needed zzzzz.

    Attached our some photos of flying over Alice Springs. Got my Camera out a bit too late, so no photos of the city area, but this is supposed to be the farmland surrounding AS.

    Now at the lounge in KL, waiting for the next connection to London. Been close to 24 hours of travelling already, not too tired though as I have slept and rested more than anything. So been good for the body and mind. But missing Colin and Shanalee.

    In my mind the adventure really starts once i get to London. As I have been to London with Malaysian airlines before, i am comfortable with all of this. Going to Poland and finding my way there and then getting to Porto hmmm.........
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  • Day2

    Sydney Airport

    January 5 in Australia

    Today we are flying out from Sydney to LA we are very excited! We caught the train to the airport it was very easy and got a big snooze in. Fingers crossed they change our seats so we can sit next to each other on this 14 hour ride.

  • Day2

    From Brahms to Boeing

    September 2 in Australia

    No matter where you are going in the world, Sydney is and remains an international city. It really is
    extraordinary. At least the bits that everyone marvels over. The bridge, the Opera House, Circular
    Quay, the toaster. Chris and I come down fairly regularly throughout the year to concerts at the OH.
    It really is a remarkable building, even though it is not finished according to the desires of its
    designer Jørn Utzon. I have been to so many concerts in this crimson hall with its wonderful pipe
    organ looking over the vast chasm below it, but I never cease to get a thrill of excitement as members of the
    orchestra slowly wander on to stage and, lost in their own individual worlds, run a few bars of the piece they are about to play. It’s always exciting. When the conductor walks across the stage after they’ve tuned up, there is wonderful silence that ensues as he picks up his baton, looks his charges in the eyes and raised his arms. I will never tire of it.

    Last night we heard an all Brahms concert: the Academic Festival Overture, always fun, and two big
    concertos, the Double Concerto for violin and cello, and the 1st piano concerto. This was a really big
    night. The Double Concerto has a remarkable story. Brahms and his best mate, the most famous
    violinist of the day, Joseph Joachim, had had a falling out some years earlier. They had not been able
    to reconcile but Brahms sent Joachim the score for this concerto for comment, as Brahms himself
    was neither a violinist or cellist. It worked. The interplay between the two instruments is gentle and
    friendly and always collegial. It is as if the violin part is Joachim and the cello part is Brahms himself.
    So, the whole concerto is a musical poem of reconciliation. And it shows.

    The piano concerto in D Minor is one of two that Brahms wrote. It is a piece of great passion,
    solemnity and beauty and he wrote it in his twenties. He debuted it exactly one hundred years
    before I was born, at the age of twenty-six. I think that is truly remarkable. I don’t know what you
    were doing at twenty-six, but I was still finding myself, denying my sexuality, working as a High School
    teacher and being somewhat of a religious nutter. I love this Brahms. There is not a month goes by that I do not play it, either while I’m working or reading. It is one of my most favourite concertos of the genre. The soloists were amazing. I did not know them, but I have a new found respect for Andrew Haveron (violin), Umberto Clerici (cello) and Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano); the SSO’s Chief Conductor David Robertson bringing his usual flair and enthusiasm to the music. Some exciting music awaits in the States, and very soon. A surprise.

    Today, it’s all about airports and luggage and checking in and security and waiting for our flight. It
    was delayed about two hours, so a drink and some rest helped. We’ve read the all the papers, Chris
    has done a bit of sketching already and I have had a go at some fundamentalist homophobes on
    Twitter. We are both just looking forward to getting on the plane and going. Till next.
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