Tag: Australia

I have been following a few photographers who travel a lot. This is not to say that they are travel photographers, but more photographers who travel. It’s not their profession. From the outside, it appears glamorous – you get to see all sorts of cool destinations that people only dream of. From the inside, according to their blogs, it’s a bit different. It’s somewhat of a lonely life as they can rarely find someone who can/wants to go with them…

Since I’ve been back from ‘down under’, people want to know what it was like. My answer, in general, is that Sydney was rather like New York City, only much, much farther away. The main difference being that the people drove on the left side of the street and some talked with an Aussie accent, but certainly no one spoke like Crocodile Dundee! There was little that was unique and many things quite familiar. Each morning, I walked past 7-11…

What a beautiful box! Now that I have recovered sufficiently from my jet lag, I’ll tell this frightful tale. I had just arrived from Sydney into San Francisco. I cleared customs and immigration, rechecked my bag to Charlotte, and went to get 28 to relax for an hour or so before my flight to Charlotte. My flight was departing from gate 26, but 28 had more room to stretch out. I sat down, put my carry-on bag and my camera…

Grilled chicken with fried egg on top! Certainly, traveling to another country, by yourself, can be a life lesson. Here are some of the things that I have learned whilst traveling about by myself, in no particular order: Don’t exchange your money at the most convenient place! For example, when I landed, after clearing immigration, I exchanged my money at the Travelex vendor just right in front of the baggage claim. I exchanged $400 USD @ 1.17/AUD. This netted me…

All that remains This will be my last post from Australia. It is Saturday morning, Friday night for you. I entered the country with $500 U.S. I exchanged $400 of it, giving me about $330 AUD. Over 8 days and 8 nights, I have spent all but $18.15 AUD. This morning, I will have my normal ‘brekky’ at Starbucks, which will cost me around half of that. Then, when I go to the airport, I may have something else before…

Meet Rex. One of the keepers at Wildlife World told us of his story. Well, Rex is a saltwater crocodile, of about 5 meters in length. He was captured in a river and it was decided that he should be located to a croc farm because he was an aggressive croc. He was moved to Darwin, Australia to a croc farm. They were very pleased to get him, being such a large specimen. He was going to be their stud…

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