Friday, March 23, 2007

The Honkers-Kiwi-Aussie Tour: Australia Summary - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Australia Summary: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (in no particular order)

Good
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Puffing Billy Steam Railway
- trams in Melbourne
- meeting family members in Hervey Bay
- Tropical crops - sugarcane, coffee, mangoes, bananas etc
- Wallabies at Charters Towers
- Brisbane Botanical Gardens
- Feeding the possums
- Birdworld in Kuranda
- Dinner at Sinan's Cafe Melbourne
- Flying Foxes
- Cane trains
- Campsites particularly: Lakes at Townsville & Kuranda Rainforest Accommodation
- Great Ocean Road & the 12 apostles
- Utes and Old Holden cars
- The Outback
- Cafe East in Brisbane
- Coffee & Banana bread with Frank and Blossom

Bad
- Kuranda railway not operating due to mud/rock slide
- Restauranteurs who try to rip off tourists in Sydney
- Lack of filter/drip coffee
- Government sponsored tourist attractions
- Train/bus combo ticket that didn't take us where we wanted to go

Ugly
- Graffiti & tagging epidemic in Melbourne. In contrast, Sydney has waged war on spray painters.

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