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Old 06-04-2007, 09:54 PM
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Ormiston Gorge – The pictures here don’t do it Justice.

I would have liked to have spent more time here hiking around
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really wanted to go to Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon, but couldn’t get away to do that.

On May 30th, I flew to Sydney and Picked Bonni up at the airport the next morning for a few days of fun. Sydney is a very clean cosmopolitan city, but very expensive as well. A big change from the Outback and Alice Springs.

View from our Hotel Room. You can see a piece of Darlington Harbor in the background. It was a great location. Lots of shopping starting with the Queen Victoria Mall across the street and it seemed like these malls were all connected underground.

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:59 PM
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Darlignton Harbor and Sydney Harbor were both great places to spend some time.
We also took a tour of the Harbor and the Opera House. If you look real closely on the top of the bridge you will see people doing the bridge walk which costs $100 per person and gets the best views of Sydney.
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We walked through the Botanic Gardens. Notice the bats in the tree's, they were flying next to the birds
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We visited the aquarium, the wildlife complex next to the aquarium, ate lunch on the Pier and then had dinner at a really nice restaurant overlooking the bay
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Anyone who goes to Sydney needs to stop by Harry’s on Wheel’s for an Aussie Pie with Potatoes, Pees and gravy. It was recommended by several folks in Alice. Everyone we asked about it in Sydney smiled and knew right were it was. You need to be hungry!
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They have some beautiful Cathedrals there. This is St. Mary's
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We wanted to see an area called the Rocks which is were the first settlement was and has some of the oldest buildings and we were recommended to a walking Tour called Ghost Tours, which was a lot of fun. It went around the dark corners, alleys and old buildings telling us a lot of the old cities tales and was a lot of fun. It ended up in this excavation of an old stone cottage that is protected and sits beneath some new town homes.
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Then after another 19 hours traveling back home, we had this welcome sight.

It was a lot of hard work for me, followed by a few fun days with Bonni. Australia is a great place and I felt very comfortable there. From what I heard and read, Adele, Brisbane and Melbourne are great places to go as well. 3 days is about the right amount of time to spend in Sydney proper.
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Welcome back Ken!! Thanks for all the nice pics. Looked like you had a fun time.
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