Monday, October 15, 2007

Sydney Day 1

Alright, it's been almost a month since i went to Sydney, i better start blogging about it!

Me, my parents, Ben & Vicky took the SIA plane from Singapore Airport. Me and my parents took a taxi from Muar and reached the airport quite early (bout 6pm, couldn't get a later taxi). We sat and walked around while we waited for Ben and Vicky to join us. Caught the midnight plane (was delayed for an hour) from Singapore to Sydney (about 8 hours flight).

I couldn't really sleep on the plane, kept waking up. The service on the plane was good, served us supper and breakfast with lotsa drinks in between. Each seat has their own screen to watch movies or play games. There were a lot of movies to choose from, and you can even fast forward and rewind the movies (about time they implemented this!).

We reached Sydney about 11am local time. Was quite a bother going through the customs, who were very particular about food, meds and even your shoes! We brought some Mooncakes, and it had to be scanned twice, to make sure there weren't any eggs or forbidden food inside the mooncakes. Meanwhile Ben and Vicky (who got off without being checked!) went off to get some Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

After we got out, we waited a while for Uncle Daniel who arrived shortly. We all huddled into the car he rented and made our journey to Wahroonga (not before a pit stop to snap some pics of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House). The weather was good, very sunny and the air was cool.

We had a quick lunch at my Uncle's place and then Me, Ben and Vicky went to check-in at the Inn we were going to stay for the next week. The three of us had a short nap before dinner.

Spot (the white one) and one that just flew into my cousin's house Christianed Fluffy

Ascot Motor Inn

Dinner was Chinese food at the Mandarin Centre. Food here is quite expensive but the portions are big. I got a plate of rice and pork chops for $8. We went back to our inn after dinner and turn in early for we had a wedding to attend the next day!

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