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Foto Friday: Gold Tree, Sydney Australia

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I spent a lot of time in Sydney wandering through the streets, parks and shops looking for interesting things to photograph and buy for souvenirs. One of the more random items was this metallic tree that was on the side of the road near Market City. I ended up photoshopping a bit to make it a little more interesting.

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Foto Friday: Sunshine on the Opera House

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The Sydney Opera house basking in the sunshine when I was there in August 2009.

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I’m sick of smokers

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Roaming around in Sydney today I couldn’t help but notice the multitudes of smokers everywhere. There was nowhere I could hide from the digusting smoke flowing from everyones mouths and nostrils. Normally I don’t really care what smokers do to their own bodies. If they want to inhale all that horrible stuff, go for it. Unfortunately being in the city everything is close quarters and there’s really no where to go when someone lights up in front of you. Other human addictions don’t usually affect a great number of peole….read more

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The 39th Annual City 2 Surf

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Looking through some of the interesting things to do in Sydney on the web last week, something caught my eye. A running race. Here in Sydney. August 9th. 70,000 people. Wow. When I was planning the trip, I had done a quick look through some of the races that are in Australia to see if I was going to be able to attend but didn’t see much. I’m not sure how I missed this one. It’s only the biggest road race in the world. The City 2 Surf starts at…read more

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Not a bush man any more!

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So I started this trip with the intention of not shaving or cutting my hair before I got home. Well that’s harder to do than I thought. I made it 2 and a half months and then I gave up. This is how long everything got just before it all got chopped! I forgot what it felt like to not have a beard. Holy smokes, there’s actually a person under all that! The pic below is in the middle of my 20k run to South Head in Sydney from Bondi…read more

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Foto Friday! Sydney, Manly

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I liked the name Foto Friday so we’ll pretend this one was from Friday Every Friday I’ll try and put up a bunch of photos from the latest leg of the trip. View from the side of the harbour next to Manly, near Sydney   View from the trail up to North Head from Manly Beach.   Gun post on the North Head trail. Fish and other items in and on the rock on the walk from Manly beach to Shelly Beach.

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Countdown to Australia Trip: Flying into Sydney

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A couple things that I’ve learned so far. Float planes are loud. Plane seats are uncomfortable. Having an empty seat in between you and the other person on the plane is really, really nice. I don’t have as good of a sense of direction as I thought I did. Related to the above comment, GPS are nice. I’ve been in Sydney now for 2 days and it’s been really nice. The weather today wasn’t fantastic but yesterday was pure blue sky and nice and warm. The temperature drops down to…read more

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Countdown to Australia Trip: 20 days to go

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Sydney When you find a website or look at a book about Australia there is going to be a few things mentioned. The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, and the Sydney Opera House. The Opera House is one of Australia’s iconic symbols. Most people can tell you what and where it is without blinking an eye. I’ll definitely be having a closeup look at this place while I’m down there. It is where I land and where I’ll leave from. Their official website is http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ and has all the good information about…read more

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