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Castle Hills & Parramatta

escaping my fortress of solitude...


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Castle Hills
We spent the first 2 weeks at The Hills Lodge in Castle Hills (this is another suberb of Sydney).
This is also the place where I began to feel like a prisoner due to the fact that I could not figure out the bus system. Luckily, I was was resourceful and was able to break free from my captor (my own fear). IMG_5506.jpgIMG_5518.jpg]IMG_5505.jpgIMG_5503.jpg

This is a burger that I ordered from room service one day.
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That huge yellow yolk staring back at me totally grossed me out. There were beets on there too but I removed them both. I don't care for beets or runny yellow yolk.

Parrametta
The following are a few pics from the town of Parrametta. If you remember this is the town that I took the bus to on several occasions. FYI, Parrametta is a suberb of Sydney located about 23 kilometers or 14 miles west of the city. Parramatta comes from an Aboriginal word meaning "the place where the eel lies down". Also, the Parrametta River flows into the harbor which gives it stong roots in history and is a means for transportation from surrounding suburbs to the city. It was on this river that we saw Russel Crowe's boat while we were waiting on the ferry.
Cool Tree
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While strolling through downtown, this group of senior citizens caught my eye. They were doing tai chi. You may not be able to tell but they are all Asian.

IMG_5463.jpgI took this picture to give you an idea of some of the stores in Australia. This was actually a shopping mall; I didn't see any Wal Mart's though. It was wierd that there was K-Mart inside a shopping mall.

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I loved this park, nice trees.
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This is the Parramatta River which flows into the harbor.

IMG_5484.jpg I splurged and went to see a movie while Jennifer was at work. One movie ticket was around 16 bucks. No Worries.

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line up
IMG_5486.jpg<br /> </p><p>Jump the queue same as saying jump the line.
Hungry Jacks is what they call Burger King

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chemist is what we call a pharmacist or the pharmacy

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I saw these signs all over the place down here; I thought to myself, "what is this, a tribute to Michael Jackson or something?" Come to find out this is the pedestrian sign.
Australian Sunset
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“When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator ” Mahatma Gandhi quotes

Posted by David.SC 17:51 Archived in Australia Tagged lodging

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