Not long ago I went on a trip to visit my sister (not Gjenny, the other one) and her family in Australia. Being the first time I have ever travelled outside of southern Africa, I couldn't wait to expose myself to such cultural experiences as drinking aussie beer at non-import prices, etc. It was really great to see my family (and to drink the beer, lol). Nevertheless, it was good to get back home to my own bed AND my own computer.
Seeing my sister again...and where she lives and where she works and....
Getting to know my niece and nephew as real people rather than as little kids...this may even have been the best part
Walking over the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Speaking to some of my netfriends on the phone: Sir_Johan, Docko, Milawati, Edison_Carter, Wombat
The museums....the museums were great! I am really jealous about the number of visitors and the amount of money they seem to have. In fact, I learned a lot and came home with many ideas.
Having the unexpected opportunity of seeing a few minutes of rehearsal (of the two principal dancers of Swan Lake) at the Sydney Opera House
Stroking a kangaroo (I know, I'm SUCH a TOURIST!)
My sister and I rolling down the grassy slopes which form part of the new Houses of Parliament in Canberra (a beautiful building in a beautiful city)
The Chinese Garden at Darling Harbour
Spotting the traffic sign which says "TRAFFIC SIGN AHEAD" (lol I'm not kidding....I quite liked the ones saying "WRONG WAY GO BACK!" too)
Getting into a toe-ring buying craze with my mom
The surprise river trip during our stopover in Singapore
Not getting to see Wombat (uh, the triviad, not the animal, lol)....time just kinda expired on us :(
The exchange rate
Realising that my 65 year old mother looks sexier in a toe-ring than I do
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Australian Museum, Sydney
Museum of Sydney, Sydney
National Maritime Museum, Sydney
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