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Australia – 2011 12 14 – Newcastle

Friday, December 16th, 2011

20111216-190347.jpgToday, thursday rhe 14th, we all woke up pretty early. The girls, Jus and Vee, walked me to the train station in Burwood.

Justine is taking the rests of my lasagne and tiramisù for his colleagues at the Fish & Chips. She probably wants to introduce some new food in her menu -_^

After a quick goodbye I took the train to Newcastle. The trip was pleasant and quick, about three hours spent listening to some music and watching the landscapes, so wild respect Europe. That is why I prefer to travel by ground instead of flying.

I arrived in Newcastle in the late morning and after a quick visit to the main streets I went to the beach were I spent most of the day walking down the coast.
It was definitively amazing. Unfortunately the weather has been horrible, wind, cold and no sun, with a short exception in the afternoon that costed my a burnt nose and maculated feet as I was wearing flip flops.

At 3:30pm all the touristic centre closes up, so my only chance to have a dinner was to walk twenty minutes further just after the residential area, on the other side of the hill that is Newcastle. That gave me the chance to admire beautiful private houses surrounded by majestic trees. It. Reminded me a mix of USA and Italy.

There so much green in Australia!!

I was not supposed to stay in Newcastle overnight so I went back to the station were I took a coach that will take me on a fourteen hour ride until Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast), Queensland, just before Brisbane.


“Visit at Newcastle”

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Australia – 2011 12 08-14 – Sydney

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

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My first days in Sydney.

After 5 years I finally hugged Justine again. She’s hosting me in Sydney with her lovely cousins Vee and Nev.

The weather has been not, and still is not, ideal, I anyway managed to spend some time at the Manly Beach. Big waves, surfers, lot of wind, I felt like I was in the Point Break movie. Fortunately nor back rubbery has happened O_O

Gorgeous breakfast at the Veteran’s club with Jus and her choir’s friends. That was on Sunday. Just to begin with.

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I then met my friend Elia, that has moved to Australia one month ago and is now traveling around working in farms or sleeping in hostels. He now has left to Melbourne countryside, we will meet there again on the 28th.

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On 13/12/11 (what a funny date) it was Vee’s birthday.
I cooked for her my ‘classics’: Lasagna and Tiramisù.

Now I left Sydney going towards Brisbane, next stop Newcastle.
I’ll be back to Sydney on the 30th most probably, hoping for a more summer-like weather.


“My first days in Sydney: Just, Vee, Neville and Elia”

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Packing for Australia 2011-12

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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