Travel Blogs from Sydney
... board! We assumed that most would-be explorers will be stranded somewhere other than Darwin. Not so says the company – 70% of the passengers are already there.
We head back home, while our fellow-strandees make for their Qantas-vouchered hotels. We all promise to stay in contact via explorer-in-chief, Ron.
Not wanting to waste an opportunity, we decide to book ourselves on an evening Sydney Harbour cruise to get a ...
So we arrived in Sydney on the Sunday morning. Had to wait around 5 hours to check in but that was ok as we needed sleep after the night train! Bloody typical that we had a screaming child sat behind us kicking up a fuss half of the night! And they were upright seats, so not the best nights sleep! Anyway... Once checked in etc I met a couple of friends from derby for a beer, a lad from Hilton and Joe Hollins from boylestone! Sydney was sunny so we sat in a beer garden for a couple of ...
Flight from Sydney to Dubai delayed 18 hours due to a technical problem with the plane.
Given that I had already spent 6 hours hanging around Sydney airport to catch the 9.00pm flight, I was not impressed and ground staff are not the best communicators - very confusing time.
Emirates put everyone up in Sydney hotels for the night and paid for dinner, breakfast and one international phone call as ...
... Petrol stations (petrol half the
price to home btw) never seemed to have veggie sandwiches and so
crisps and biscuits may have helped us along. Arriving in Port
Macquarry the hostel guy said dolphins often came into the port
around dusk so we headed straight out. A lovely short walk and we
were down there, walking along a path edged with colourful rocks and
an impressive skate park with an amazing sunset to follow...but no
dolphins! Still it was a good evening ...
... at all, it seemed weird to be in a club for so long but luckily we had some good advice and had gone to one where there was a mix of locals and backpackers! We had such a good time before heading home via burger king for the guys at around 4 am! I managed to sneak into Ems and Sophs hostel so slept head to toe with Soph but actually had a good sleep! We set the alarm early so Soph could have a full day of activities for her ...