Sydney

Hello World,
How’s life treating you all?

Now, I expect an answer to that question!
Well only if you wish to divulge it to the whole world, right? I say do it! Hahaha.

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to go to Sydney for 1 week, it wasn’t really planned so I hummed and hared about whether or not to go; then I thought, why not!

I’ve been many times, but never to Wollongong so it was fun and exciting to see a different part to Sydney. I am from Perth which is located on the West coast of Australia and Sydney is on the East Coast; it isΒ 3,936 km from Perth to Sydney, which is a total flying time of 5 hours – or 42 hours driving, to give a few of you a perspective on this distance: A flight from London to Washington D.C is 7 hours. Moscow to London is a 4 hour flight or 30 hour drive and from Washington DC to Las Vegas (Woohoo!) is 4 and a half hours flying or 36 hours driving.

Sydney and its surrounds contain 20% of the entire population of Australia! It was the site of the first British colony in Australia, established in 1788 and it was originally going to be named ‘Albion’.
It is home to many iconic Australian landmarks such as the Sydney Bridge, which is the widest spanning steel bridge in the world and it took 272,000 litres of paint for the original 3 coats.Β It is rumored that at one point, a team of painters was permanently employed to paint the bridge, as once they had finished the job, it was time to paint it again!

M’ from NepalΒ  lives there and had said at one stage that if I ever come to Sydney to contact her, but because it was such a last minute thing I was hesitant to contact her and say, “Guess what, I’m in Sydney” πŸ™‚ Long story short, we did meet and it was great! M came with her husband AS and what a beautiful young couple they are! They are both originally from Nepal, so M arranged for us to meet at an Nepalese restaurant; The food was so full of flavour and the desserts were so good that I went to a Nepalese store and bought the dessert to come back to Perth with! Call me crazy but I was unsure if we had it here in Perth. πŸ™‚

M showed us photos of her wedding to AS in Nepal. Wow! Let me tell you what a colourful and beautiful tradition they have for getting married, the ceremony goes for 10 days. Can you imagine that? We get tired for just the one wedding day, never mind 9 more days after that, right? πŸ™‚ My high heels would be killing me.! Hahaha. Β M is the first blogger I’ve met and I hope one day to meet more of you out there! M has met about 4 other bloggers and I’m totally jealous! Hahaha, I can’t think of anything better than meeting more of you; M doesn’t show her face on her blog so out of respect for M I didn’t take a photo of us. πŸ™‚
We are like a Β giant community from all walks of life, yet we share one thing in common and that’s a respect for each others thoughts and ideas. Everyone is very supportive of each other and that’s what I love, no one is out to hurt anyone and in part we are all just letting each other into a small part of our world and sharing something that’s passionate to us; whether that be in the form of poetry, art, food, travel, random thoughts and ideas, mental illness, religion, spirituality, photography or a writer. Basically there are many, many topics that are written about and this is just a small example of our community.

We all get busy, and blogging is NOT the only thing in life we do, but it’s a special part of us that we all share.
So from me to you and you and you and you! πŸ™‚ Β I thank you all for the time and effort that you give to the the blogging community and the rest of the world, If I’m having a bad day you have no idea how coming to the computer and reading your posts or comments can put me in good spirits, so for that I thank you!

Now if this is how I feel and I imagine that many others do too, your blogs do more good than you will ever realise.

So have you met any fellow bloggers?

Many hugs to you all, Paula xxxx

I’ve attached a few pictures of Sydney that I’ve found (I did not take these photographs!).

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  1. Al

    It sounds like it was a fabulous time and wonderful for you to meet M from Nepal. I have met AnElephantCant and I have met Ute. I hope to meet others at some point as well

  2. I was just thinking that I haven’t seen a post from you for some time – and then, there it was. Great, that you had a good time traveling.
    Here, everything is fine…

    Greetings,
    rabirius

    • Yay! You said how you are!! Lol
      You must have ESP with me. πŸ™‚ It was fun, as it would be meeting more of my fellow bloggers. Have a great weekend. Hugs Paula xxx

      • Well, you asked, so you got an answer πŸ™‚

        I guess Sidney must be amazing – though somehow, when I think about Australia, the first thing that comes to mind is the outback and not really big cities πŸ™‚
        But I’ve never traveled that far…

      • In the Northern Territory which is at the top of Australia, is our Crocodile Dundee territory. It’s a very laid back state and has heaps of crocodiles in the waters up there. Too scary for me. Hahaha My brother lives there as he used to be in the army. As the military has a few bases up there. If you ever come to Australia Darwin is really worth the visit, crocodiles and all! Kakadu National Park is awesome to see. You should google it. πŸ™‚ Anyway I’m dribbling on. Hahaha Trying to convince you how beautiful and diverse our Country really is. Hugs xxxx

      • Well, I’ve seen Walkabout – so I know a few more places πŸ™‚

        I’ve seen a lot of pictures – but for me, the most typical picture is some kind of desert landscape with red sand, actually.
        And when if I should go to Australia I need to see a Wombat – I think they are really nice animals. πŸ™‚

      • They are so cute! Ayers rock is incredible. If it’s red sand you want,then you must one day go there. Amazing! πŸ™‚ xxxxx

      • Yes, I think I wold like it. I’ve seen some pictures of this place. πŸ™‚

  3. You seem to have had a blast in Sydney! When you do come to London, I’ll be glad to meet you!!
    Much love my friend. πŸ™‚

    • That would be terrific! I would love to meet you too! πŸ™‚
      I would try and organize something through Alastair. Maybe we could find some cool English pub to meet at? There’s so many though, right? πŸ™‚
      Have a great weekend. Hugs Paula xxxx

  4. I’m happy you had a wonderful time and for the post! πŸ™‚

    Hugs Greg

  5. Sounds like a great time. If you are ever going to be in Adelaide, get in touch!
    I’ve met up with fellow local blogger Giorge http://giorgethomas.com/ and fellow poet Pooky https://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/58205821/ while in London earlier this year.

    • How cool is that! Thanks for sharing that with us. πŸ™‚ I love Adelaide and especially that German Village. πŸ™‚ If I go back to Adelaide I certainly will get in contact. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Paula xxxx

  6. yourmumknowsbest

    Paula
    Great too see you had a great time in Sydney, I was in Sydney town a few weeks back also, it is such a beautiful city, the harbour, pacific drive and of the bridge, well if your ever in Melbourne it would be great to meet you, but you being a Perth girl you might not like Melbourne weather πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

    • Not true, I love Melbourne and especially the Crown Casino! πŸ™‚
      You have amazing outlets and great restaurants. My BF took me to Lygon Street in Melbourne where you have all those restaurants in the one street. Soooo busy and a great atmosphere. I would definitely contact you when I go back there. Must admit though that Western Australia has the best weather! Hahaha Take care, hugs Paula xxx

  7. welcome back, honey pie! ❀ glad to hear from you again… my very best and friendly hugs… it's 2pm in "old Europe", so good-nite, sweet Aussie gal! πŸ™‚

  8. It is awesome to meet bloggers and further strengthen friendships, I think not only do we become friends but are a great support network and it makes life that much better.

    I have met two bloggers, yet oddly not from my own country, I think I will do that though at some point, I would love to try and get around all my online friends…come on lottery win!!!!

    • My fingers and toes are crossed for you to win! πŸ™‚ That must have been great meeting 2 bloggers. Now I’m jealous of you too! Hahahahaha
      Maybe next year when I try and get over to see Alastair we can all meet up. That would be soooo cool. Hope your enjoying the weekend. Hugs xxxx

  9. Oh, I just love the name “Wollongong.” πŸ™‚ How wonderful that you met up with M, and had such a great time getting to know one another. Sydney looks like such a beautiful place. I’ve met about eight South African bloggers, and it was felt like we were old friends. That dessert must have been really special. πŸ™‚ Hugs and love to you, Paula. xx

    • I agree, It is a pretty cool name! It was great meeting up with M and her husband. Wow! you have met heaps of people. πŸ™‚ I think you would like Sydney. πŸ™‚
      The dessert was yummy. Lol Hope you had a great weekend. Hugs Paula xxx

  10. WOW sydney looks amazing! can’t wait to go travelling myself. hope you’re feeling better today

    http://www.growing-positive.blogspot.co.uk/

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