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Trip Start Mar 30, 2011
10Trip End Apr 12, 2011
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We landed at 6:30 a.m. (Australian time) after a relatively short flight of 13hours 50mins. I had heard all these horror stories about flying to Australia - "Oh my God - it's 22 hours". "It took me 28 hours!" "Dude - you're on a plane forever - like 2 days" Well, that last one is possibly true given the fact that at some point, time skips forward - you took off at 11:00 p.m. on the 30th and your arrived at 6:30 on the 1st of April. Anyway. We entered Brisbane with our 80 year old driver, Reg - who was 30 mins late but who disarmed us with his narration and charm. Yes, it's true: the people really are that friendly.
After checking in and meeting some of our fellow Supa Nova Convention travelers (Charisama Carpenter, Clare Kramer, Tom Felton, and Tahmoh Penikett, we finally got our room and unloaded, made a quick plan and then headed out to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary a 20 minute bus ride away.
The bats were actually flying foxes and they were amazing. Didn't get a shot of them because by the time we came back to see them a 2nd time, it was raining too hard. The rain started just as we were seeing the dingoes and so we ducked into the pavilion and cafeteria and waited it out with a delicious ham and cheese sandwich with chips.