Sydney, Australia


Show Notes for Independent Travel Destination: Sydney, Australia


Pictured: Dr Travelbest feeding kangaroos in Australia.

FAQ is How can I travel by myself? I’ve never done that before.

The destination is Sydney Australia

The lesson learned is carry all in one trip, and the tip is celebrate the holidays of where you are, not where you’re from.


FAQ: How can I travel by myself? I’ve never done that before

Answer: Look to the Bible for the answer: 2nd Corinthians 12:10: When I am weak, then I am strong. For my power is made perfect in weakness. Our own abilities prove inadequate. However, if you look at this as an opportunity, you will be pleased. Another quote from 2nd Corinthians 5: 16-18 says “Old things have passed away, behold they have become new.” So new adventures will replace the old ways. Good luck in your future travels and new experiences, with God as your companion.


Today’s Independent Destination- Sydney, Australia


I spent about a dozen days in Australia, back in 1982, which was the trip of a lifetime at the time. My father had been stationed there in the Navy, so it had always been a dream from my youth to see this country.

Sydney’s most famous iconic image is the Opera house, and you should not miss it. I was able to tour it and see a rehearsal of a ballet for the Hunchback of Notre Dame. It’s a most impressive building, which looks like sails, in three pats. It’s large inside, and the sound in the concert hall is fantastic.

I would recommend a tour of the Sydney Harbor. Even on a cloudy day, you can still get your bearings this way. The Captain Cook Coffee Cruise was a delight. The bridges were just as you have seen them from afar, only close is authentic. This was a neighborhood-like city, and I found several to be welcoming, including Kings Cross, which at the time, reminded me of Greenwich Village in New York City. People watching is a must do over a tea or a beer. The pubs here are a chance to get to know the locals and learn about the culture. They have plenty of each here. The Paddington Market was where I found a lot of souvenirs for those back home and myself. By daylight and by night, you’ll fall in love with Sydney. I started and ended my trip in Sydney and got to see a great deal of the country. In a later episode, I’ll talk about my walkabout on Ayers Rock. Stay tuned.


Today’s Lesson Learned- Be able to carry your stuff in one trip.

Don’t bring too much. If you can’t carry it all in one trip, you have too much stuff. Only bring what you need and leave the rest behind. I’ve taken too much stuff on my trips before and wished I had left half behind.


Today’s Travel Advice-Celebrate the holidays of where you are. If you are in Canada and they have a holiday, celebrate it. Where you are, adopt the culture and the manner of the celebration. Don’t expect to celebrate 4th of July in another country.


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