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Vancouver to Sydney

Monday, September 22nd, 2008


11:55 pm.  direct flight AC33 Vancouver – Sydney.  arrived 2 days later (time change).  train to the city.  2 nights at the old-style Glenferrie Lodge, Kiribilli.  single room. ($$$ splurge, but needed time to adjust after the long flight).  moved to Sydney Central YHA  4-bed female dorm.  $36 (for yha members).  6 nights.  my dorm was quiet and reserved.  time flew by, mostly readjusting, organizing.  frightened by the global financial crisis.  watching the news.  did not use internet at the hostel (the usual $4 per hour).  found an alternative at the State Library – free ulimited wifi.  happy to have my laptop, and so no need to wait for a library computer.  bought a transit pass for the week.  $57 , for unlimited travel within the city (all buses, trains and ferries).  a good deal.  Sydney was lovely.  fresh, clear, perfect temperature.  springtime down under.