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May 19, 2019 - Tehran, becoming aquainted

Well an interesting day with many challenges. Not quite what I expected of Tehran, perhaps a little more downtrodden, not quite as modern or open as expected, truely mixed emotions about this city not easily explained. As usual, we did the city free walking tour, the highlight of our day and where we learned so much about what keeps Tehran ticking over and much more about life as an Iranian from our local guide. So much general information whilst visiting interesting areas and learning more about the history of Iran. Of course there were...

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May 18, 2019 - Shalom and Inshallah,we arrived

Yes, finally in Tehran, not the best couple of days of travelling but I guess that the hassles, delays and sheer frustrations are all part of travel. Our flight was late, we missed our connection and spent 6 hours awaiting a new connection in Doha (always an ‘upside’ - we were eligible to spend the time comfortably in the Airport Business Lounge, no alcohol but comfortable with plenty of food), we missed our walking tour in Tehran and complimentary Airport pickup. On arrival in Tehran, again things picked up (after consuming 4 breakfasts en...

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May 17, 2019 - On our way ......

At last, our big day arrives, let the Adventure begin Ohhh what a Feeling.... A quick stopover in Doha and then on to Tehran arriving at 4,30am ugh, I hope they will be as pleased to see us at that time of the morning as we will be to see them. Watch this space, next entry from Tehran....

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Apr 1, 2019 - Happy 60th Cynthea

Happy 60th Cynthea xxx We planned to go into the city for the day, Cynthea’s must do in Sydney is to at least see the Harbour Bridge. We just miss the shuttle bus to the ferry wharf, but there will be another in 15 minutes… or not. The bus arrives, but is not in service as the driver is off on his break, so it is drop off only. Bugger. We get the next bus, but the weather has not been pleasant. Still warm enough for us, but the Aussies are rugged up against the “cold”. Heavy grey clouds threaten rain, and there is a forecast 60% chance it...

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2019 tour

Mar 29, 2019 - Wentworth Point (not Wentworth Scrubs)

Friday 29th Weather is warm (25), sunny and humid. A good sleep in today, we are suffering from the early start yesterday. After lunch we explore the area, Wentworth Point has a free shuttle bus that takes a loop around a couple of shopping centres, here, and across the Parramatta River in Rhodes. A brilliant wee service that departs every 15 minutes, and the drivers we met yesterday were friendly and helpful, and even waited for people running to get on. We stay on for a complete circuit to get our bearings, and then get off at Rhodes and...

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Mar 28, 2019 - Sydney

Not a lot of sleep, someone in the room was snoring (lightly), and the person in the bunk below Tony thought it was him, and kept prodding him through the night. It was muggy, and the mosquitoes had a right old feast despite lashings of bug spray... (note to self, get better strength stuff in Aussie!) We were up at 03:45 to get ready to catch the bus. Coffee is soon made and put into travel cups, and we snack on pizza left overs from the night before. We have a chunk of cheese and that comes with us too. Our room mate Dave from Manchester...

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Mar 12, 2019 - Sydney

Great day in Sydney. After a 0430 getup to see entry to Sydney harbor,we spent most of the day on a walkabout seeing the city. We did several train rides and ferry boats and then returned to the ship for some tucker.AH had a mudslide to top off lunch.(after she saw me enjoying mine) Sailing south today. Melbourne tomorrow. G-day..R

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Australian Adventure

Feb 14, 2019 - UPDATE NOTES.....Sydney, Australia

Hi all A few more days at sea and more sites to see. Leaving Mystery Island in Vanuatu we travelled about 1000 nautical miles south to Tauranga in New Zealand from where we took a bus tour to Rotorau famous for its hot geysers and mud pools. The heated air and water comes from deep in the earth and comes out of vents in either pools of mud or as steam and water from fissures in the ground. The emissions are very sulfer loaded and the smell is very evident, its bad but interesting to see. From there we moved to Auckland where we had lunch...

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Jan 30, 2019 - Beautiful Sydney

Our trip to Sydney is uneventful, well sort of … Gail first leaves her phone in the bathroom at the airport, then she thinks in the bus to the hotel. While she is calling the bus company, I find that it on the floor fallen out of her purse. Then after happy hour drinks she leaves it on the bar and has to be chased down by the server. We are not off to a good start. We are staying at the Sir Stamford at the Circular Quay, a wonderful late 1800 hotel that has a lot of charm and an even better location. We can see the botanical garden and the...

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Cuba and New Zealand

Dec 27, 2018 - A long drive

after sitting down for 8 hours in the car driving from Ballina to North Sydney, we decided we needed to stretch our legs. So we walked down to McMahons Point and caught the ferry across to Circular Quay. we never tire of the harbour, no matter how many times we visit we are always drawn to it. We then walked acrosss to The Rocks and had a very nice fish and chip dinner, then made our way back to the ferry and began our journey back up hill to the hotel!! More on the battle of the bees that was fought out the other day - it seems the...

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New Adventures

Dec 11, 2018 - Jervis Bay to Sydney

9 December Beautiful morning. Headed out for Sydney. So out from Huskisson to the Princes Highway and headed north. Passed through Nowra, not a very pretty town, across the Shoalhaven River and along the estuary to Coolangatta and on up the coast on the Grand Pacific Drive. Looked in at the little towns along the way but the beaches were heaving, well it was Sunday and the first hot weather they had had for a while. Beautiful beaches and great facilities, but too many people and nowhere for us to park towing a trailer as we were. We drove...

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OZ and Tassie

Oct 30, 2018 - Last day in Sydney𯘕

Today is our last day in Australia. Every Sydneysider we met on cruise and elsewhere for that matter told us we had to take the ferry out to Manly Beach and spend some time. So that is what we did on our last day. It did not disappoint. As with the rest of Australia the views were stunning. We walked to Steely Beach and around town. Saw some beautiful multi-million dollar homes with amazing views. Best part, we saw whales. Albeit from a distance but we could see their spouts. Pretty cool. We ate lunch at a very nice microbrewery overlooking...

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