Bellingen & Fernmount

Well I intended to spend a week in the little town of Fernmount but its quaint charm has sucked me in and I’ve decided to stay for nearly two weeks. I’ll be flying to Melbourne on Saturday. I think the balance between big, cosmopolitan cities and work exchange in rural areas will be a great way to experience Australia.

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Taronga Zoo

The other day I continued my tourist adventure of Sydney by visiting the Taronga Zoo. Like any red-blooded American, I’ve been to the zoo countless times. I was hoping for a unique experience on a completely different continent and that’s exactly what I got. The zoo was clean, well laid out, and staff were friendly. It’s across the harbor from downtown Sydney so you have to hop on a ferry, which was about a $10 round trip. From the ferry you’ll get up close and personal to the opera house as well as good photo ops of the harbour bridge.

I really want to edit some of these pics but a 7″ tablet makes that painful. I’d also love to post more pics and comment on a few but they take forever to upload and I’m tired of sitting in this apartment. Yesterday’s adventure involved borrowing a bike and a 25k roundtrip to the beach (that was interesting in a country that drives on the “wrong” side of the road) and today will be museum day (to avoid the sun and nurse my sunburn).

Without further adieu, the pics:

And a video just for fun…


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