Monday, May 21, 2007

Our Holiday in Australia and New Zealand

Karin and I were recently in Australia in New Zealand. Kind of funny that I live in Erope and sometimes holiday in my home country. Anyway; here are some photos from our trip. We had a lot of fun kayaking and boogie boarding on the sunshine coast of Australia.

We also went to the zoo made famous by the late Steve Irwin. Australia zoo. It was fantastic. Nicely laid out, very well kept and organised. The enclosures were great too, the animals have plenty of space to live in and they live in the most natural way possible. Consideration was made for the humans too, who were able to view the animals from every angle in the most non intrusive manner.

We were able to stroke the Kangaroos and Koalas (something you can’t do in New South Wales).

In Sydney, We caught up with Michaels and My friend Alex (he was also at Mikes wedding, so some of you may have met him), and some other close friends, Joe, Gatana, Otto and Marina.

It was great; I really enjoyed catching up with my friends and the effort they made to catch up with me. It was much appreciated.

In Sydney of course we did all the standard tourist things, Sydney Opera House/Harbor bridge, Bondi beach, Darling harbor, Paddy’s markets etc.

I really loved being stopped in the street for directions by some Germans who weren’t expecting such an accurate reply in their native tongue!

New Zealand was great. We met most of the family again, some of which Karin hadn’t yet met (Melody and Barry – she had met Rachel at D&M’s wedding), some of whom we’re completely new (Marlon).

Was also took time out to go for a ride in a helicopter. Wow, no wonder my brothers mad on them. It was great fun. It felt like God had picked us up by the scruff of the neck and carried us around (just like a mother cat would its kittens).

Mike and Kim’s wedding was beautiful. A lovely open air ceremony outside. Cosy reception with good food and wine and great company. Here are some photos. Enjoy.

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