LOOK BACK 2005: HONG KONG, AUSTRALIA AND BANGKOK

This was the trip that made me fall in love with travelling. I had wanted to go to Australia for such a long time.  I had arranged a month of work and had booked with Travelbag. Our first stop was Hong Kong. I can not remember much about the hotel, except that if we visited in the future, we would want to be more central. We were on the island. We did the city tour and tram ride. We saw the Victoria Park View

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We had an eight hours flight to Sydney and my first thought leaving the airport was that it was hot. I had even been warned to get sun cream from one of the immigration staff at the airport. We booked a private apartment for the time we were in Sydney,  I remember that it was close to the Central Station. After dropping our bags off, we head down to the harbour; it was our first sighting of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. We then walked to Circular Quay did some shopping and went back to the apartment. We had dinner at the Sydney Tower – which I would recommend. The views are amazing, especially at night. The dinner included emu, kangaroo and crocodile which I did not try.  

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The next day involved a city tour, saw everything I had wanted to see; Macquarie’s Chair, Bondi Beach. We visited the Zoo, China Town, Haymarket, Paddy’s Market and, Manly Beach. Really enjoyed this city.  

Off to Ayers Rock. The flight was only 3hrs. Our resort was really nice, well planned out. It a shame, that it has since closed.  It was very hot there, over forty degrees. We spent most of our time, at the pool. We had the sounds of the silence dinner, which we did not enjoy much but the view was good. Image

Now off to Cairns. We booked a beach bungalow which had no air con. As it was very hot and sticky, this was a mistake. We visited Green Island, Sky Rail, Port Douglas, Daintree, Cape Tribulatron and Mossman Gorge. We then flew to Hamilton Island. Which was pretty but we had bad weather. These photos were taken the morning that we were leaving. I did not get to Reefworld or Whitehaven Beach. Next time !

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We had a eight flight to Bangkok. We managed a tour of the Temples and then shopped at The EmporiumDSCF1746

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