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Most of the was written somewhere over the Pacific to the southeast of Hawaii. We witnessed a rather disturbing scene at the Sydney security checkpoint this morning. As we arrived at the magnetometer, I saw an older woman–likely from some island in the South Pacific, seemingly traveling alone–sitting on a bench being assisted by airport […]

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Day #21: Maritime Amusement

This was our last full day of this vacation and our final day for sightseeing in Sydney. Our plan for today was to visit the Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Aquarium in Darling Harbour. However, the maritime museum had enough to offer that we didn’t have the time to visit the aquarium too. Rather […]

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Day #20: Wild Sydney

Today, we visited the Taronga Zoo. But, I’m still getting caught up on my blogging… We had a busy day today. We took a short ferry ride to Taronga Zoo, which is across the harbor from the Central Business District. While short, the journey provided excellent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera […]

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Day #19: Walkabout in Sydney

We got something of a late start today, a little after 10:30. I’m not sure why. We just didn’t get our engines revving this morning. We started the day with a walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens. Given that it’s winter here, the gardens—while attractive—weren’t breathtaking with the sort of blooms one might see in […]

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Day #18: Arriving in Sydney

They’re “upgrading” the Internet access at the hotel. Sigh… will try to post again this evening. We left Bali a little late, but we arrived in Sydney only a little late after our five our flight. Emerson slept through the entire flight (and well before too). In contrast, Libby and I had relatively little sleep. […]

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