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As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

East Coast Travels - Sydney 1

30th April - 3rd of May

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We have been in Melbourne for long enough, it’s time to see some more of Australia, so we decided to travel up the East Coast of Australia! We start off by flying to Sydney, and from Sydney use the Greyhound to travel all the way up to Cairns. We’re taking a month to do it, and on our way back to the UK we’re flying via Tokyo and staying there for 5 days.

Day one: Our flight to Sydney was only $29!! That was without extra luggage and the booking fee, but it’s still incredibly cheap. We booked it during the Boxing day sale with Jetstar. We flew from Avalon airport (in Melbourne), which is the smallest airport I’ve ever seen. We took Sita Coaches to get there, it cost us $22 for a single ticket and took about an hour to get there. The flight was just over an hour. We flew over Melbourne CBD so that was a great goodbye. We arrived in Sydney at around 5, took the train from the airport to Central Station (way overpriced, it cost us $32 for a 10 min ride!!) and made it to our Hotel - all in about 30 minutes!!

We’re staying at Aaron’s Hotel in Chinatown. It’s a great location, it’s about 5 minutes away from Central Station and a 30 minute walk to the Harbour Bridge right through the city. The hotel itself though.... not so great. It kind of reminds me of what a private room in a youth hostel would be like. Very small, smells a bit weird, and... cockroaches. Other than that, it’s ok, just a place to sleep!

We dropped off all our stuff in our hotel room and went for a walk! We landed at sunset, so our first impression of the city was at night, during rush hour. It was incredibly busy everywhere, but immediately loved Sydney. It’s such a huge city compared to Melbourne. Walking though the busy streets and finally seeing the Harbour Bridge and Opera House hidden between the skyscrapers was such a reward! It was amazing to see those two buildings in real life. We walked all the way up George Street until we got the The Rocks. We had an amazing view of the Opera House to one side and the Harbour Bridge to the other. We walked around The Rocks and back through the City to our hotel.

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