Mark and Jo's Oz & Asia Trip 2005 travel blog

First aussie beer - Tooheys - 30 hours travelling, very little sleep!!

Mark & Jo - New Year's Eve at the Shangri La (Friends'...

Mark & Jo at the Olympic Stadium - to the left is...

Bad hair day at the Sydney Harbour Bridge - en route to...

The Sydney Opera House - Up close!!

Spot the baby koala!!

Mark with the chilled out 'roo


We've now been here four days and have crammed so much in!! The flight over was better than expected, especially as we managed to blag the exit row seats - better than business class ah ah ah

New year's eve was spectacular!! We watched the first firework showing at 9pm from the Shangri-La hotel overlooking the harbour - best seats in the house!! Then we headed down to the quay to see the midnight showing - a bit of a tight squeeze but well worth the wait and the jostling with 1000s of others!!

Today (2nd Jan) we've had a tour of the Olympic stadium - see pics - and then we went to the zoo. We saw all the usual zoo suspects plus more local examples - i.e. the koalas and many kangaroos and wallabies - one chilled out 'roo let us stroke him - see pics.

Well, so far we're all having a fab time. The weather is great, the beers are cool and (for Chris) the fillies are fine!!!

Take care all and check back soon for your next antipodean update.

Love Mark, Jo and Chris (Mark's bro)



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