Travel Blogs from Parramatta
On the 13th October we took "the Ghan" train, named after those fearless Afghans who came with camels,(and therefore the first desert trains) to open the wide open spaces across the red deserts of central Australia, when they were fitting the telegraph lines through to Darwin. The final stages of the Ghan train will link the southernmost part …
... br> coat, the white stockings and the hobnailed Ski boots- all verboten!
(Forbidden) to Jews. Then
I saw him - an elderly man, in the Austrian "Tracht," a patriotic
coat with green lapels, whitshirt, hat with a "Gamsbart" which is a
sort of brush of a goats tail bound together and adorned with Austria's native
flower, the Edelweiss." My dad and his two brothers would eventually escape to Shanghai, China, where ...
... and yet 7 years later, here I am. Although my motivation for traveling here is much different than I would have imagined when I was 18, and my answer to the "which country would you like to travel to most?," question has changed to everywhere, doesn't hinder the excitement in the least. It's my second day in Sydney and It still feels like a dream. Getting to see the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge in person ...
... not too close, not too far, and the stage was below us on an incline where the music perfectly projected all around us. The inside of the opera house is just as beautiful as the outside. What a perfect experience to have there. This requiem is the solemn mass for the dead, sung in Roman Catholic churches in commemoration of the faithful departed. There is an aspect of grieving for someone, that must be done privately, but there is a side ...
In the day I headed out to meet April who I originally met on a bus in Cambodia. We hung out for a bit in Phnom Penh, then again in Shitville, then briefly crossed paths in Bangkok and finally saw here in Koh Tao. She is living about an hour outside of Sydney. An unseasonly warm day at 23C we headed to Manly Beach. The main draw is to take the ferry which gives good views of Sydney Harbour and is about ten times cheaper than the tourist boats that just do the loops ...
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