Friday, September 23, 2011

The Taronga Zoo



After arriving in Sydney, we spent the first day sleeping, then had a lovely dinner with Joe's new in-laws and family.  So far the food her has been top-notch.  It turns out in Australia, fruits and vegetables are actually much cheaper than what they consider "junk food"- ie all fast food.  If only it were the same in America.

Yesterday we went to the Taronga Zoo, to experience some of Australia's venomous animals in a safe setting.  To get there we got to take a train into Syndey and a ferry across the harbor.  We also walked a little bit through Sydney. It was fabulous! Enjoy.

This is Central train station.  Sydney has some absolutely beautiful architecture.

My first encounter with an Australian spider. After I got  Joe to stop screaming like a girl, he was nice enough to take a picture of me with it.

This is us aboard the ferry.

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The opera house.


My second encounter with an Australian spider.

Grey Kangaroo.  You can actually buy their, um, bits, as souvenirs.


 If you look carefully, you might be able to spot the 30 or so GIANT stick insects behind me.  The craziest part was when we turned around we found an escapee.


He was a small one.


This is a frilled Lizard.  Joe spent about 10 minutes staring at it hoping it would frill up. 

Well, that's all for now. G'day!

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