SYDNEY, Australia

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Ah, Sydney, one of the best cities in the world, if not the best.. It’s on the list along with Barcelona, New York, Shanghai, Florence, and very few others.

We spent the first day with Tracy, Jess and Sam and since they hadn’t been on a cruise ship before we decided to host them and show them just what they were missing!

We met them in Circular Quay (where we should have been parked!!! Instead we were berthed as far out of town as you can get!) There was a big Carnival ship parked in the Quay. When there is a ship too big to go under the bridge, they get the space and the rest of us have to park at the new port at White Bay. UGH… a taxi from town to White Bay was $30 one way, thank God we had a Shuttle… I love Grand Voyages!

It was unseasonable hot and humid that day, but we walked to Queen Victoria Mall and Paddy Market.. then we headed to the ship.

I truly hope that Tracy and the girls had a great time.

 

Sailing into Sydney

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Sailing under the Bridge

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Sailing right past the Sydney Opera House.

 

 

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Luna Park and the usual Ferris Wheel

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Standing and admiring the view from the front of the ship

 

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Sam making her grand entrance

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Getting the bird’s eye view from the Crow’s Nest

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High tea

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Do you know that Russell Crow lives in one of these condos in Darling Harbor

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Paddy’s Market

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We are so far from the city they might have just parked us in Brisbane! 12

 

 

 

 

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School kids in Circular Quay – Where we would have loved to have parked!! Right in town!

 

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The staircase lights up in all different designs as people walk up and down. Very cool!

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This clown hula hoops all the time in front of Paddy’s Market

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Right in front of the Queen Victoria Mall.. You think the statue might be the Queen.

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Bagpipes in front of the mall

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The Stain glass staircase at the mall. Magnificent!

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Top of the Christmas Tree at the Mall. It was so big there was no way I could get it into the frame.

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The next two pix are just for Elayne!!!

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Love these UGGS but they cost a fortune in Sydney!

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T

he most amazing little cakes. so much imagination

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Birdcages floating in an alleyway.

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The view from Circular Quay

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The Carnival Legend who stole our parking space

 

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View from our cabin on the way out of town

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Even the woman on the tugboat was blown away by the view! Best view from a ship in the world!

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Our last look at Sydney

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