05 Apr 2013

Random meetings

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Life is random at times. Today while walking through the Rocks we just happened to ran into Anders who runs Swedes in Australia.

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We’ve never met in real life before, only had communication through the blog and Facebook. We didn’t organize to meet either we just happened to be browsing for lunch at the Friday food stalls in the Rocks at the exact same time. What are the odds of that happening? I would say pretty slim. :)

Either way it was nice meeting and I now have a story to tell how I, the foreigner from Sweden who just moved here, randomly ran into a person I knew in Sydney of all places. A pretty good story if you ask me.

04 Apr 2013

Rain, rain and more rain

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I can’t believe our luck! It has done nothing but rain since we got here yesterday. It’s apparently the wettest start to April in 14 (!) years. I’m so happy we’re here to experience it. :P

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At least the rain stopped long enough today so we could see both the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and some of the botanical garden before it begun again. You have to be happy with whatever you get, however little it may be. :)
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It’s hard to find enjoyable indoor activities but we thought the rainy weather made it perfect for taking a guided tour of the Opera House. Since there was two shows on at the time we would have had limited access to the stages, so we gave it a miss.

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Instead we stopped for a drink at the Opera Bar. Eating and drinking is a good rainy day activity. Today for example we have enjoyed a great breakfast at Le Monde in Surry Hills and had magnificent award winning pizzas and tasty mojitos at Hugos Bar Pizza in Kings Cross (even better was that they are only $10 on Thursdays). Both of the places are highly recommended!

If the bad weather keeps up there is a great risk we’ll all come back home looking like meatballs. ;)

23 Mar 2013

Ellen fever

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Australia has Ellen fever right now as popular talkshow host Ellen Degeneres, does an Oprah. :) Even though Ellen is married to Portia De Rossi who’s Australian (born in Horsham and grew up in Geelong) she has never set her foot in the country before. Isn’t that a bit strange?

Ellen and Portia landed yesterday and are spending the first few days in Sydney. Where they head after that I don’t actually know, I would assume they would head down this way to go see Portia’s family but who knows. I don’t really care that much to tell the truth. :)

04 Oct 2012

Grand Final weekend

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What a weekend last weekend was, I feel like I need another one just to rest up. It was the Grand Final weekend, the Australian footy final between Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans. We had invited some friends over for a combined GF, housewarming and 30th party. Given the limited space in our apartment we were hoping for nice weather so we could be on the balcony. That didn’t exactly happen. Read more

01 Jan 2012

One year

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I would like to bee in Sydney for New Year’s Eve and watch the fireworks ove the Sydney harbour live. But until then I can always watch the show on tv since it’s broadcasted there each year. :)

11 Sep 2011

A trip down memory lane

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Today, two years ago, was the day when I saw this beauty for the first time. :)

It was our first holiday together and we had a great couple of days in Sydney.

A weird bird, still no idea of the name of it. Check out his head! Read more

01 Aug 2011

August 1 2011

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Sydney CBD as seen from Harbour Bridge. (Australia)

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09 Jul 2011

July 9 2011

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Sydney (Australia)

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06 Jun 2011

Vivid Sydney 2011

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Just read that there is a festival going on in Sydney right now – Vivid Sydney. Every day, until June 13, at 6pm the city is transformed into a spectacular canvas of ligh with 3D light projections on the sails of the Opera House, free outdoor exhibition of interactive light sculptures, performances from local and international musicians and night markets. A little far for us to travel to see it but if you’re in the area it’s probably worth having a look. :)

01 May 2011

May 1 2011

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Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. (Australia)


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