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Oh God...I just experienced the biggest human traffic jam ever. It seems that the entire Sydney had gone out to see the big ships (Queen Victoria and Queen...uh...Elizabeth 2) meeting each other at the harbour. So, naturally, I went too. I wouldn't have even known about it if it wasn't for our somewhat strange and slightly scary night manager: every time you started talking to him about something over the past week, he'd go "Big ships! Big ships! Big ships coming!" Yes mate, got that.
The ships weren't even THAT big...well, Queen Victoria was...though I'm sure that the ones we use to sail to Sweden are at least the same size, if not bigger. But oh well. I was supposed to go out to see them actually sailing past each other but damn, I just can't be bothered. I went to Paddy's Market this morning (that place is dangerous, let me tell you, so much nice and cheap stuff) and got myself a proper cowgirl hat. Haha, it's so cool. I also got a handbag and a wallet and a little later a sleeping bag (decided not to bring one from home, maybe I should have but I managed to find a pretty small one that didn't cost a horrible fortune). I do not want to think about re-packing my bag. That is going to be a nightmare.

And now I shall give you pictures from Taronga Zoo and the Aquarium. The Aquarium pics I mostly pinched from Ida, since she has a proper camera and I just have my little one...




Cuddlyfluffy!!


A thoughtful-looking kangaroo.


I was hoping they'd go jumping but no such luck...


Crocs. And not even big ones but still...*shudder*


Erm...a bird?


A creepy lizard... Komodo dragon I believe this one was.

A big snake *shudders again*


Giraffes with a view.


Feeding time...a little later it was also shower time for these guys.


Turtles...


A bird's eye view of Sydney...


The QBE birdshow.


The Andean kondor.


Meerkats.


A cute little meerkat guy.


A red panda...it kept running around all the time, didn't bother to pose for any pics unlike some other animals.


A very, very relaxed vombat:)


More cuddlyfluffiness.


Tasmanian devil.


Ocean life.


Octopus...eww.


Fishy business.


Anyone care for a swim?


More ocean life.



*goes to nurse aching feet* Some people are going out again...I do not know where they find the energy. Then again, I'm running around all day while they just lounge on the beach, really. So I guess that's how.

Comments

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valeria_sg_1
Feb. 24th, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
ZOMG wee baby turtles!!! XD

*loves on all the animals*
finnstardust
Feb. 24th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
They were all very cute. And well kept too, sometimes zoos are really saddening with animals in cages etc. but these had plenty of room and very natural habitats.
barker9
Feb. 24th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC)
Awww. :)

lol! at the giraffes with a view. :)
finnstardust
Feb. 24th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
The giraffes get to look at the nice view all day, every day:)
wikidwitch
Feb. 24th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
OMG! KOALA!!!

Isn't Sydney pretty? I suppose if you live somewhere you don't really appreciate it all the time :P
finnstardust
Feb. 24th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Koalas are so cute, though they apparently can cause nasty scratches if you try to hold them.
Sydney is pretty but damn, it's eating all my money!
zerofantasym
Feb. 24th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
I wanna go to Aussie ZOOOOO!!!!!! *cries*
finnstardust
Feb. 24th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
I want to go to lots more zoos while I'm here...the animals are so exotic compared to what's back home.
icepixie
Feb. 24th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Eeee, koalas and meerkats and birds with a view!

I think your unknown bird might be a kookaburra.
finnstardust
Feb. 24th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
I thought it might be kookaburra but wasn't sure *goes to Google* Yep, that's the one.
major_zoidberg
Feb. 24th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Nice zoo pics.

MEER CATS ARE SO AWESOME! :p So are wombats and Koalas.

I take it you aren't a fan of reptiles?
finnstardust
Feb. 25th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Thanks! And no, not so much...snakes especially creep me out badly.
erries
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that very last picture is awesome!

I love that you're able to update regularly about your adventures in Australia. I'm living vicariously through you! ;)
finnstardust
Feb. 25th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That was taken by my friend, my camera ran out of battery.
I hope I'll be able to update regularly after leaving Sydney as well...
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