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Dubai

Oct 3
  • Start at Dortmund main station
  • Düsseldorf airport: flight DUS-DBX
  • Dubai airport
  • Arrival at hotel (midnight)
Oct 4
  • Harbour area and Dubai creek
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Burj Khalifa and Dancing Fountain
  • Swimming pool hotel
Oct 5
  • The Palm
  • Burj Khalifa observation deck
  • Dubai mall
  • Flight DXB-HKG (at 3am)
Dubai picture set


Hong Kong

Oct 6
  • Hong Kong airport
  • Arrival at hotel (early evening)
  • Times Square and Causeway Bay
Oct 7
  • Hong Kong central and Man Mo temple
  • The Peak
  • Ferry to Kowloon
  • Kowloon Public Pier: "Symphony of Lights"
Oct 8
  • Cable car to Po Lin monastery
  • International Commerce Center ICC
  • Flight HKG-SYD (midnight)
Hong Kong picture set


Sydney

Oct 9
  • Sydney airport
  • Rental car
  • Apartment takeover (landlady Gushiv)
  • Quick shopping at Bondi

Oct 10
  • Long sleep (jetlag)
  • Shopping (food and more)
  • Dinner at Potts Point

Oct 11
  • Sydney CBD
  • Coffee at Queen Victoria Building

Oct 12
  • Westfield Centre at Bondi Junction
  • Tamarama Beach
  • Coffee at Bondi Beach

Oct 13
  • Ferry: Double Bay to Circular Quay
  • Westfield Centre at CBD
  • Starbucks Hyde Park

Oct 14
  • Watsons Bay
  • Dinner at Rose Bay

Oct 15
  • Jakob: first day at school (IH Bondi)
  • Decathlon
  • Coffee at Bondi Beach

Oct 16
  • Bronte Beach
  • Pizza at home

Oct 17
  • Eastgate Centre at Bondi Junction
  • Dinner at Bondi Beach

Oct 18
  • Goethe Institut
  • Darling Harbour
  • Concourse at Sydney Opera

Oct 19
  • Sculpture Walk (Bondi to Tamarama)
  • Bronte Beach

1st Sydney picture set


Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Oct 20
  • Ferry at Circular Quay
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Severe thunderstorm
  • Westfield Sydney CBD

Taronga Zoo picture set


Sydney

Oct 21
  • Nielson Park
  • Coffee at Shark Beach
  • Dinner at Rose Bay

Oct 22
  • University of Sydney
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge

Oct 23
  • Ferry: Watsons Bay to Manly Beach
  • Manly: beach and coffee
  • Ferry: Manly to Circular Quay to Watsons Bay
  • Dinner at Bondi Beach

Oct 24
  • Relax day at home
  • Holger & Bettina: Westfield Bondi Junction

Oct 25
  • Mrs Macquaries Point
  • Sydney Opera House

Oct 26
  • Vaucluse House
  • Nielson Park
  • Coffee at Shark Beach
2nd Sydney picture set


Blue Mountains

Oct 27
  • Trip to Blue Mountains
  • Wentworth Falls
  • Three Sisters
  • Lunch at Katoomba
  • Blackheath

Blue Mountains picture set


Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong

Oct 28
  • Paddy's Market
  • Coffee at QVB

Oct 29
  • Work and relax
  • Dinner at Bondi

Oct 30
  • U Sydney
  • Sydney Observatory
  • Night pictures of Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Oct 31
  • Jakob's birthday!
  • Drive to Canberra
  • Dinner at Canberra Central

Nov 1
  • Holger: talk at ANU
  • Bettina & Jakob:
    • Australian National Botanic Garden
    • Lake Burley Griffin

Nov 2
  • Parliament House
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Mount Ainslie lookout
  • Canberra Centre

Nov 3
  • Drive to Wollongong
  • Windang beach
  • Dinner at North Wollongong Beach
  • Drive to Sydney

Sydney and Canberra picture set


Sydney

Nov 4
  • Waverly Cemetery
  • Clovelly Beach
  • Walk to Bronte Beach and dinner

Nov 5
  • Holger: meeting at USyd
  • Bettina & Jakob: Westfield Bondi Junction

Nov 6
  • Holger: talk at Macquarie
  • Bettina: dentist
  • Bettina & Jakob: walk from Hermitage Foreshore Reserve to Nielson Park

Nov 7
  • Holger: coffee at CBD
  • Bettina & Jakob: UGG store
  • Suitcase and dinner at Paddy's Market
  • Starbucks

Nov 8
  • Jakob: school excursion to Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Holger & Jakob: hair cut at Bondi Junction
  • Chargrill Charlie's and Nielson Park

Nov 9
  • Jakob: school excursion to Botanic Garden
  • Nielson Park
  • Blackburn Gardens

Nov 10
  • "Bergfest"!
  • Watsons Bay
  • Dinner at Coogee Beach

Nov 11
  • Jakob: Birthday party invitation at Bronte Beach
  • Holger & Bettina: Tamarama Beach
  • Dinner at Bronte Beach

Nov 12
  • Holger: Structuralism workshop at USyd
  • Bettina & Jakob: Botanic Garden and Sydney Tower Eye

Nov 13
  • Holger: Structuralism workshop at USyd
  • Bettina & Jakob: Sea Life

Nov 14
  • Bag packing
  • Send parcel to Germany
  • Bring extra bag to Uni
  • Dinner at Chargrill Charlie's

3rd Sydney picture set


Melbourne

Nov 15
  • Flight: SYD-MEL
  • Rental car at Melbourne CBD
  • Apartment and dinner at St. Kilda

Nov 16
  • Holger: talk at Monash University
  • Bettina & Jakob: Royal Botanic Garden
  • Meeting and dinner at CBD with Manuela

Nov 17
  • Shopping
  • Stroll around and dinner at Fitzroy

Nov 18
  • CBD: Polish market and Eureka Skydeck 88
  • St. Kilda: sunset and little penguins

Nov 19
  • Brighton Beach
  • Holger and Jakob: St. Kilda Sea Bath
  • St. Kilda: Dinner, walk, penguins again, armed police action

Nov 20
  • CBD: Old Gaol, coffee at Block arcade, Melbourne Central
  • St. Kilda Sea Bath

Melbourne picture set


Great Ocean Road & Adelaide

Nov 21
  • Ballarat (Victorian gold rush boom town in the 1850s)
  • Dinner and overnight at Geelong

Nov 22
  • Great Ocean Road:
    • Bells Beach
    • Lorne
  • Overnight at Apollo Bay

Nov 23
  • Great Ocean Road:
    • Great Otway National Park
    • Cape Otway
    • Twelve Apostles
  • Dinner and overnight at Portland

Nov 24
  • Mount Gambier: Blue Lake
  • Naracoorte Caves National Park
  • Late arrival at Adelaide

Nov 25
  • Adelaide CBD by bus and walking
  • Dinner

Nov 26
  • Light's Vision
  • Glenelg: beach & coffee
  • Dinner at North Adelaide

Nov 27
  • Adelaide CBD & coffee
  • Dinner at Hahndorf
Great Ocean Road & Adelaide picture set


Queensland Coast & Brisbane

Nov 28
  • Flights: ADL-BNE, BNE-MKY
  • Late arrival at Mackay

Nov 29
  • Relaxing on beach and pool
  • Dinner at Mackay

Nov 30
  • Relaxing on beach and pool
  • Dinner at Mackay

Dec 1
  • Drive: Mackay to Gladstone
  • Hotel and pool at Gladstone

Dec 2
  • Drive: Gladstone to River Heads
  • Ferry to Fraser Island
  • Pool and dinner at Kingfisher Bay Resort

Dec 3
  • Offroad at Fraser Island
    • S.S. Maheno
    • Eli Creek
    • Lake McKenzie
  • Pool and dinner at Kingfisher Bay Resort

Dec 4
  • Ferry to mainland
  • Hervey Bay
  • Noosa Heads
  • Dinner and hotel at Sunshine Coast

Dec 5
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland
    • Montville
    • Glass House Mountains
  • Redcliff: Bee Gees Way and Coffee
  • Dinner and hotel at Brisbane

Dec 6
  • Ferry boat tour Brisbane River
  • Queen Street Mall
  • Dinner at West End

Dec 7
  • South Bank Parklands
  • Stroll through the city
  • Dinner at CBD

Dec 8
  • Mt. Coot-tha
  • Southbank Parklands: Street Beach Pool
  • Dinner at West End
Queensland Coast & Brisbane picture set


Auckland & New Zealand

Dec 9
  • Flight: BNE-AKL
  • Hotel
  • Dinner at CBD

Dec 10
  • Stroll through the city
  • Sky Tower
  • Dinner at CBD

Dec 11
  • Drive to Taupo
  • Orakei Korako Geothermal Park
  • Huka Falls
  • Dinner at Taupo

Dec 12
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Rotorua
  • Tauranga: beach and dinner
  • Late arrival at Auckland/Parnell hotel

Dec 13
  • Ferry to Waiheke
  • Oneroa Beach
  • Meeting Dortmund neighbors: dinner at Parnell with Weinberg family
Auckland & New Zealand picture set


Sydney

Dec 14
  • Flight: ADL-SYD
  • Hotel and grocery shopping
  • Holger: picking up bag at university office
  • Dinner at Darlinghurst

Dec 15
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Food lounge Westfield CBD
  • Bag packing

Dec 16
  • Ferry boat trip to Manly Beach
  • Flight: SYD-BKK
  • Late arrival at Bangkok hotel (3am)

Dec 17
  • First impressions via Skytrain
  • Temple visits: Wat Arun and Wat Pho
  • Dinner at Siam mall

Dec 18
  • Long boat trip through Klongs (old canals)
  • Pool, relax and dinner at hotel

Dec 19
  • Flight: BKK-DBX
  • Flight: DBX-DUS
  • Pick-up at DUS by Niklas & Lukas
  • Arrival at Dortmund around 9pm: end of journey...
Sydney & Bangkok picture set



Wildlife encounters:
  • Kangaroo (Canberra, Naracoorte)
  • Huntsman spider (Sydney)
  • Stingray (Mackay)
  • Goanna / lace monitor lizard (Mackay, Bangkok)
  • Possum (Mackay)
  • Sand bubbler crabs (Mackay)
  • Water snake (Fraser Island)
  • Dingo (Fraser Island)


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