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Sep 11th, 2014, 05:33 AM
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Have a terrific time
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Sep 11th, 2014, 07:04 AM
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Have a good time down under mate! See you guys in ubud!
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Sep 11th, 2014, 04:47 PM
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It is Friday morning in Sydney and we are here at the Intercontinental, ready to begin our day.
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Sep 11th, 2014, 05:09 PM
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Sydney is one of my favorite cities! I hope you have time to take the stately old ferry to Manly for a look around and eat fish 'n' chips along the beach. That's one of my standard must d'Italia in 8 trips to Sydney.
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Sep 11th, 2014, 05:44 PM
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G'Day. Hope Sydney shows you her love as much as it did me.
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Sep 11th, 2014, 06:48 PM
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That's one of my standard must-DO's! Don't know where that "d'italia" came from. I didn't type it!
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Sep 11th, 2014, 06:49 PM
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Craig are you going to Jenolan Caves? Cool place! It's in the Blue Mountains.
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Sep 11th, 2014, 09:36 PM
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Still a little chilly for the beach here Carol, although we may go to Manly just for the ferry ride. The caves are a bit out of the way, unfortunately. We have just 2 nights in Katoomba and have stops on the way there and a plane to catch on our return.
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Sep 12th, 2014, 05:54 AM
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Are you waiting to get home to post the Aust trip report?
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Sep 12th, 2014, 06:13 AM
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Have fun, Craig! We loved Sydney and the Blue Mountains!

I am very jealous of the GTG in Bali!!! We just couldn't make it this year. Have a great time there too - we know we are missing out on a memorable time. Hello to rhkkmk and kmkrnn and the hawaiiantravelers!
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Sep 12th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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I get to wish the Hawaiian Travelers a bon voyage tonight at dinner in Honolulu. Ken and Jackie will also be there. Lucy should be in either Bangkok or Cambodia right now.

Craig, the ride on the stately old ferry is worth a bit of a chill. Bundle up. There is also a jetcat if you want to make it a faster trip.
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Sep 12th, 2014, 12:37 PM
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Karen - trip report on the Australia board when we return...
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Sep 12th, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Good Aussie morning to you, Craig and Jeane. Sounds like a fine holiday.

Suspect you have your Sydney activities planned; if not already on schedule, will give the highest praise to the Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb. Mind you, it's been ~ 14 years since the ascent, but what a glorious time; rather spectacular views. For dining, will give the ongoing promotion of The Dining Room restaurant at my primary Sydney business travel hotel, the Park Hyatt.

Good travels to you; signing off from SFO (and soon to do a trans-pac flight of my own),

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Sep 12th, 2014, 03:34 PM
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Ah yes, the bridge climb! Great suggestion. I did it 10 years ago. Fabulous experience!
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Sep 12th, 2014, 09:06 PM
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We are doing the Bridge Climb on our last day in Sydney as the sun sets and the lights come on in the city...
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Sep 13th, 2014, 02:21 AM
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Following along...enjoy!
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Sep 13th, 2014, 07:14 AM
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I did the Bridge Climb 4 years ago and had a great time! It should be spectacular at that time of day!
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Sep 13th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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Peter and Linda and Ken and Jackie all say hi. We had a lovely dinner together last night in Waikiki. We were talking about you two, plus a lot of other fodorites...all heading to Asia!

Enjoy the bridge climb! It should be awesome as the lights of the city are coming on.
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Sep 15th, 2014, 04:49 AM
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Our ears are ringing, Carol. The Bridge Climb views were great, very professionally run, wonderful,knowledgable guide. But it could have been accomplished in less time - too many stops, too much waiting to move forward.
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Sep 15th, 2014, 02:39 PM
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Craig, I don't recall making so many stops. Maybe over the course of 10 years they have changed their arrangements. But the views are really awesome.

(I'm back on the mainland again. No longer on Waikiki. Back in Illinois....)
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