Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More of our Vacation

We were able to see animals for the first time like these Koalas. They looked so cuddly.

Red panda

Wombat. It's like a koala too

Magpies are everywhere in Australia
 and of course, our visit will not be complete without seeing kangaroos :)
Rainbow lorikeet. One of the most colourful birds in Australia

This is one of the building we've seen in the city of Sydney.

These are the aboriginals of Australia. 

I don't know how much walking we made when we were in Sydney. I love it though.

This is the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is where the fireworks held every year.

The opera house

The heart of the city

They have huge apple store

and starbucks too :) that made Pastor so happy!

This is the outside of the Parliament in Canberra

In front of Parliament

Inside the Parliament. This is where most of the bills passed or not :)

The Parliament

There are more photos but these are all for now. At least you have an idea of what Australia looked like.

If you're interested to learn words that they use. Here are some:

"Ows ya goin?" - How are you
garbage - rubbish
thank you - ta
washroom - toilet or loo
portable restroom - portaloo
malls - shops
jacket- jumper
stroller - pram
yes - yee
tired - baggard
french fries - chips
4 way stops - roundabout
signal - indicate
afternoon - sarvo

That's all I can remember, lol. I love their accent too :)   

G' day Mate!


Wendy said...

Oh I totally want to talk all proper and call my stroller a pram hehe
Looks like you had the trip of a lifetime!

Cindy said...

I loved all of your photos, you will cherish those forever. Were the colorful birds wild? Interesting that their Parliament buildings are so modern looking, so unlike Canada's. Sydney looks so interesting, such a fun place to visit. Perhaps one day we will make it to Australia, it makes me "baggard" just thinking about it though!
Hugs, Cindy

Jane said...

hahaha... yes it's a beautiful place to visit. They have interesting words.
They said that they have playful fountain with lights at night too in front of Parliament building but didn't able to see it.
The Lorikeets birds are friendly birds. They are not scared of people. They're beautiful.

Wendy said...

LOL, Dad's delight is every friday and it means it's Brian's turn to make dinner. Usually he gets pizza lol