Australia

February 20th, 2007

“Good on ya, mate!” That means “Nice one, brutha!” Well, i’m here in the land down under. Where the women roar and the men thunder. I arrived in Sydney a couple days ago, and we’re for Brisbane today. Sydney is a really beautiful city – clean, lots of parks and trees, water from the harbor goes most everywhere. It feels more like a european city than most anything – they say you have to get out to feel the real australia.

I arrived and met the boys by our hotel – my friends Juan, Damian, and Ramon, all from California. The first day was mardi gras thing in the park – Juan and I and several thousand others had fun dancing to DJs, drinking beers, kickin’ it on the grass, and enjoying the warm sun. Damian and Ramon had their luggage temporarily relocated by the airline – so they had no clothes. Damn Qantas. The next day we walked around the city, hitting the botanical gardens, sydney opera house, downtown, and taking a ferry to the Zoo to see our Koala bears, wallabees, and kagaroos. Yesterday we did more walking, checked out the view from the sky tower (like seattle’s space needle), and hit Bondi beach – a really gorgeous beach.

Today we leave Sydney and head to Brisbane, where we’ll meet up with Sarah and Stephanie, our California girls. But we quickly hop on the bus and goto Frasier Island. After that, we fly to Melbourne for a few days, then Hobart to see the real Tasmanian Devil, then back to sydney for a few more days. I’ll stay in the land down under for another week while most everyone else leaves. I was thinking of doing Uluru (ayer’s rock), but that it is expensive to get there. We’ll see.

Cheebra! (short for “cheers, brother”)


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  1. February 27th, 2007 at 11:28 | #1

    damian and ramon aren’t the only ppl whose luggage was lost en route to australia:

    Former Culture Club lead singer Boy George was furious after landing in Australia for a celebrity DJ gig only to find out the airline had lost his prized record collection.

    The star arrived in Brisbane on Saturday afternoon from Auckland, New Zealand, and was informed that his record collection had failed to arrive along with him.

    The singer was in town to DJ at the new club The Met and was livid when customs officials admitted his valuable albums had been left behind in New Zealand.

    The furious 45-year-old was overheard telling officials, “You’ve got to be joking!” when the blunder was revealed.

    According to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, the panicked star made an emergency dash to a local record store, where he quickly bought up enough material to get through his gig.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=13860

  2. phritz
    March 15th, 2007 at 17:47 | #2

    hey dorkus, post some more info on what you’re up to!

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