Saturday, November 04, 2006

Sydney!

Am sitting in the studio apartment of one Mr. Tomas Ernst in the King's Cross area of Sydney, Australia.

Last night Karla and I flew in from Wellington, saw the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Both are beautiful.

It's been great catching up with Tomas as well. It's been a while--nearly a year!--but we picked up no problem and are having a great time. He's living the student life and loving it. His place is minutes from the water and downtown. He's got a nice set up here.

Today we went to the Sydney Aquarium and it was fantastic. There were all kinds of sharks, seals, a crocodile, penguins, and loads and loads of fish. It's one of the best I've seen--the tanks were massive, and you could walk into glass tunnels that made you feel you were right in the water. Not that you'd want to be. You should have seen the teeth on some of these sharks, even though none of them were man-eaters.

The difference between Wellington and Sydney is striking too. You really feel like the world is happening here in Sydney. The corporate headquarter skyscrapers are everywhere, and there is a real international buzz about the city. Wellington, while fantastic in so many ways, just isn't the metro that Sydney is.

Karla has been taking many many snaps, as usual. Will share as soon as we can.

5 comments:

wayne said...

Sounds great - thanks for keeping us posted - your pictures are always so great also.
Their public transportation system there (bus/ferry/train/momorail) is a gas.
As for Winnipeg we are into winter now with a few (4) inches of snow.

Anonymous said...

HI YOU YOUNG FOLKS WE SURE ENJOYED YOUR INFO ON THE LAND YOU ARE LIVING IN EACH TIME WE GET YOUR MESSAGES THERE ALWAYS VERY EXITING AMMA AND I ARE FINE AND GOING OUT FOR BREAKFAST AND DINNERS ON A REGULAR BASES WE HAVE A LITTLE SNOW WHICH HAS NOW TURNED TO ICY CONDITIONS ONE MUST BE VERY CAREFULL WHEN WALKING WE BOTH HAD SOME BAD FALLS LAST WINTER MAKING US BE MORE CAREFULL WISH YOU MUCH LUCK AMMA AND AFI

Amanda and Kendra said...

hi karla and dave... sydney sounds great.. enjoy all you can, and we will be looking forward to seeing some more pics.. its nov.4 and ottawa has just had its real first snow fall... nothing major but its cold enough that it stayed on the ground for a few hours.. kendra was very excited to see the snow flakes... well only a few more weeks till the christmas rush is upon us must be getting anxious to see your mom and dad karla... well talk to you soon and take care.. lots of love amanda and kendra xoxo

Faye said...

Hello gorgeous Karla and hot fiance Dave, aunt Faye here, coming to you from our new address at 10 Northgate Street in Ottawa. We can finally see over the unpacked boxes in our new home. We just got a postcard from our friends Mike and Mim who have been in Australia, and Singapore. Taylor's back from Ireland, and into mid terms right now. Doug and I had a bit of breakfast with your aunt Sherri and cousin Lane. Lane is going to do the Xmas draw as soon as he gets together with Hunter and Raelynn. Are both of you in? I'm zipping to Manitoba at the end of November to visit and bring Christmas presents! Ciao for now.

Margaret said...

Hi Guys,
The snow Wayne told you about is almost gone...but soon it will be here to stay.
I really liked Sydney too,
and if you can...
try the water tour along the harbour. It was interesting.
Take care!
Love from Mum XO