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The Rocks

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15 travelers at this place:

  • Day7

    Chinesisches Neujahr

    January 29, 2017 in Australia

    Das Chinesisches Neujahr startet am 27.1. und endet am 12.2. In Australien beginnt es sogar 2 Stunden früher als in China.
    Die Reise heute ging über:
    - Chinatown (inklusive Drachentanz)
    - zum Paddy's Market
    - hoch auf den Hügel mit dem Observatorium
    - und endete abends bei den Mondlaternen im Darling Harbour, wo es für jedes der 12 Zeichen des Mondtierkreises eine eigene Installation gab.
    2017 steht übrigens im Zeichen des Hahns.Read more

  • Day1

    Sydney, The Rocks day 1

    March 25 in Australia

    Sitting opposite the ship having the best coffee! Can see the bridge the ship and the opera house. Kids are still whinging and brady has hot chocolate all down his tshirt! 😬 good times 🤣
    I said we would go back to hotel and have a rest and maybe read a book soon since we were up before the sun! Addi’s reply was “yees! I can read the holy bible” 😱
    As we walked back to the markets we passed a musical busker Brady quite loudly said “is that a Xylophone that’s the worlds 2nd worst instrument we said what’s the first? his reply “have you head the bagpipes?” 🤦‍♀️😂Read more

  • Day63

    Goodbye Sydney & Australia!

    June 6, 2016 in Australia

    Onze laatste dag in Sydney en ook Australië zit er bijna op :( Gelukkig was het vandaag redelijk droog en soms zelfs zonnig, dus we hebben alles gedaan wat we graag nog wilden doen. Chinatown, Chinese garden, Botanic garden en nog even kijken bij het Opera house.

    Afgelopen twee dagen stormde het en viel de regen met bakken uit de hemel. Er leek geen einde aan te komen! Wat we toen vooral hebben gedaan is winkelen, naar de bioscoop en nog meer winkelen :) En ook nog een rondleiding met gids door de historische wijk The Rocks. Erg leuk!

    Elianne vliegt morgen naar huis en ik naar de volgende bestemming: L.A.! Het was zo gezellig samen :) Ik ga je heel erg missen!
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  • Day58

    Sydney and Carmen

    February 10 in Australia

    We spent the day in Sydney, Australia wandering around this beautiful harbor city. We spent our morning in the historical area founded by convicts. Stealing a handkerchief or a loaf of bread in England meant a sentence of 7 years in the penal colony of Australia. Practically, that sentence was for life because there was no way to buy your passage back to England. Essentially, England was simply attempting to export its surplus of poor people. By hard work and the Grace of God Australia became a success. Settlers came to see that in many ways relatively classless Australia was better than England. Certainly the weather was more comfortable. Tonight we go to see Carmen at the Sydney opera house.

    As soon as Carmen died (we knew she would) we got up from our seats to leave Sydney Opera House and we were surprised to find that it was raining kangaroos and koalas. The forecast had a ten percent chance of rain, but there was thunder and lightning and a south-of-the-equatorial downpour. We were all in our glad rags, so all of us Wikings waited in the opera house for some break in the rain. But soon it looked as though Carmen would get resurrected before the rain slacked off. We and our shipmates were the only people remaining in the building, and a few tired Australian security guards looked as though they wanted to get home to their supper of krumpets or whatever these people down under eat. They quietly started pulling these velvet ropes across the exits, so we figured we better brave the deluge and get out. Our ship had relocated to the west edge of the Circular Quay, so we had about a half a mile to walk through a downpour. Thor’s hammer was kicking up a fuss, and buckets of the South Pacific soaked us down to our underwear for about a twenty-minute walk-run back to the ship. At some point in our hurried journey, about the time I felt little rivulets running down my legs, the situation got silly and we started giggling like a couple of fools. We finally saw the international passenger terminal ahead. Safety at last! As we walked quickly toward a young security guard he wanted to see our security pass. I dug it out of a drenched sport coat from a pocket filled with rainwater and he said, “Romantic! Just like Fred Astaire.” I said that “romantic“ was not exactly the word I had in mind. But he let us in and we came back onto the ship. Without even going back to the stateroom, we sloshed up to Mamsen’s and got a bowl of hot pea soup, a hunk of delicious brown bread, and a little glass of sherry. Now my heart is warm, my soul has been enriched by the wonderful music of Bizet, my girl is laughing, and I’m going to bed. Amen.
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  • Day4

    The Rocks & Luna Park

    November 23, 2013 in Australia

    Today the weather wasn't perfect so we postponed again Bondi beach (sunny day forecasted for tomorrow) so we took some time to explore The Rocks and Luna Park.

    Really good weather in the morning. There was a huge cruise ship at the International terminal and plenty of tourist filling quickly every corner of Circular Quay.

    We stroll along the water front all the way to Sydney Harbour Bridge where we captured great views of the Opera House. We then visited the weekend market, nothing especial and a bit touristy but enough to keep us busy.

    We spent some time walking around old buildings, including the oldest pub in OZ land. By now Ximena was really impatient so we grabbed the ferry for Luna Park.

    Similar to the one in St Kilda, I felt some especial charm in the place, like looking at something from the past. Definitely different to the theme parks in Gold Coast.

    Of course Ximena, a roller coaster maniac, couldn't resist getting 10 times on the Wild Mouse before a torrential rain started. Fortunately we found some shelter and had some lunch. It rained for about an hour and then clear sky again.

    After several rides, Ximena was getting tired and with some thunderstorm fast approaching we went back to the hotel to have a rest. The storm never reached Sydney so after having dinner we went to Circular Quay to have some photos of the Harbour at night and why not have a cup of coffee. Tomorrow is our last day and weather permitting, we will visit Bondi beach
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