Sydney! After a partly quite rough flight which took more than 11 hours, I touched ground in Australia. The weather is much better than in China and so is the English people speak here. It’s like you are in some part of England according to their accent, but the environment is much different and more like some cities I saw in the united states. Besides there are many people of different cultures here, what makes me confused about where I really am. Maybe that is the best way to describe my first impression of Sydney; indeterminable!

Now some pictures from my first day in Sydney:

Tim’s crib, my hotel for the next week

The Operahouse, seen from the ferry we took to Manly beach

Sydney skyline

Near the coastline, lots of sailboats

Basketball game (with cheerleaders!)

7 Thoughts on “Sydney!

  1. Thomas on 14/11/2010 at 11:58 said:

    Wow, I can’t help feeling a little left behind, now that my two former travel mates have recombined. I’m kidding of course, the words I’m looking for are a feeling of insuperable jealousy and resentment. Meh.

    (For the record: enjoy the trip! and bring me back a koala bear!)

  2. Leo on 14/11/2010 at 16:19 said:

    So finally you arrived safely at the other side of the globe and became our antipode for awhile. If you become aware of a light vibration in your soupplate at dinner, it’s me hurrying up in the very morning to get on my work in time. Have a nice relaxing time together!

  3. I´m jealous of you!! I´m in Malaysia and is raining a lot!! at least 2 weeks more!!! that´s terrible and look your weather in Sidney….is great! well, …do you want to change the city? Me Sidney and Kuala Lumpur for you…ok? hehehe. Enjoy!!

  4. lia on 15/11/2010 at 10:17 said:

    Hoi Sander,

    Fijn, dat je veilig aangekomen bent in Australië. Ik benijd je wel een beetje als ik al die prachtige foto’s zie maar realiseer me tegelijkertijd dat ik dat in mijn eentje niet eens zou doen(durven?). Ik ben daarom ook heel trots op je dat jij dat wel doet, daar had je een paar jaar geleden niet aan moeten denken al dat vliegen. Zo zie je maar dat een mens heel flexibel kan zijn en dat is maar goed ook. En leuk dat je nu samen met Tim de reis vervolgt. Een leuk onderkomen hebben jullie!


  5. jolanda on 15/11/2010 at 19:12 said:

    heej sander
    heel veel plezier in australie
    fijn dat je nu dan eindelijk bij tim bent aangekomen
    leuke foto`s
    groetjes jolanda

  6. Floris on 16/11/2010 at 00:50 said:

    Yo Aussie boy!

    Wow that was a nice ride I just took, catching up on all your adventures of the last couple of weeks and watching some spectacular photo’s! Sydney looks nice too, but China seems to have been really impressive.. But I like your ‘hotel’ a lot, looks like a laidback crib 🙂

    Anyway, I would’ve liked to write earlier but have been really busy last 2 weeks studying for my last 2 exams (ever … 🙂 ) and doing some heavy-duty work on my thesis. And it has paid off, since it’s very likely that I’ll be getting my Master degree before Christmas. So now I’m looking for flights to Kuala Lumpur to arrive there just before New Year and fly on to Jakarta from there (after a few days in KL). Are you around there at that time by any chance 😉 ? Would be nice to have a beer there, and Air Asia gets you there almost for free I saw. But I suppose you’ll be watching the fireworks nearby the Opera House, right?

    Well, enjoy your days in Sydney. Before you know it, you’ll be in rougher environments again so sucking up some luxury might be a good idea :). Enjoy and I’ll talk to you soon.

    Ciao Floris

  7. Fenna on 17/11/2010 at 08:43 said:

    Oh so beautiful.. those pictures! I catched up by my reading a bit, there are so many things you see in a short time! Enjoy enjoy, thats all I can say. And remember the nice addresses because I definately will travel these places too one day, now Ive seen how great they are 😉 Did the message come through that we became 3rd in the pubquiz..? I will write it down here in public again, just in case 🙂



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