Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh, to be in Australia

I love, love, love traveling and the last time I traveled out of the country was to Australia in summer 2004. It was a wonderful trip and Australia is a great country! It was a Chapman University choir trip and we performed the Berlioz Requiem in the Sydney Opera House. Yes, it was amazing! I hope I get to visit again soon.

Our first stop was Sydney and then we went on to Cairns. Some of the highlights: cruise around the Sydney harbor, the Olympic stadium, lots of opals, McDonald's (really tasty!), rehearsals with the orchestra, Hard Rock Cafe to get a pin, St. Mary's Cathedral where we saw part of a wedding, dinner at the Sydney Tower Restaurant (like the Seattle Space Needle and it rotated), performing in the Sydney Opera House (spectacular!), the resort in Cairns, train trip to Kuranda (so gorgeous), holding a koala, learning how to throw a boomerang and spear at the Aboriginal Center and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef (there's nothing else like it!). Ahh, now I really want to go back!


oliviakate said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip, especially the snorkeling! You guys really crammed a lot into that trip :) I want to go!