Thursday, March 17, 2011

I love Australia

We had a good time in Australia the first few days.  The first day we were in the airport for a long time.  Then we had dinner with some friends.  We are staying at their house.  The next day we woke up and went to Sydney and saw a few different sights like the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge.

We went to the Customs House and ran a lap around fake Sydney. There was a map under the floor that we ran on. It was a bit mini.  (Note from Karen - it was a model of the downtown area of Sydney.)  Then we got on a ferry to Manly.  Manly was a fun fun city (note from Karen - it's a suburb).  In Manly we went to this place called Oceanworld which is where you see the underwater and you see things like a shark and a sea turtle.  You can also do a shark dive extreme where you feed sharks.  But we didn't do that.  Then we went to the beach and saw some weird jellyfish lying on the sand.  My dad has a picture of it but it is on the other computer.

Then we got some yummy desserts and then we went home.

The next day, first we went to another aquarium called the Sydney Aquarium which had a lot of legos in it. There were lego sculptures of at least 50,000 legos.  The sculputres were of Poseiden, the Greek God, a lego shark hanging above us and there was a pirate ship too.

Then we got on a ferry to Cockatoo Island which is a very cool place and you are about to learn why.  At first I thought Cockatoo Island was just some gimmick, but I learned something.  I learned that Australia used to be a prison.  And I learned that there were these punishment cells that if you ever had to go in those punishment cells they'd be bad because those punishment cells they have rats in them and as soon as the doors close and you get your dinner the rats come.  It's not pleasant when the rats come. They eat the bread.

Then we went on a ferry back to Circular Quay (which is pronounced "key"), then we went home.  Then we had dinner at a Kosher restaurant called Katzy's.  And then we went home.

So today we went to Bondi Beach which is famous for its big waves.  The sand felt like flour and dough.  Very soft.  Then it started raining on us and I froze.  Luckily, I managed to get ice cream 'cause it was so good.  You know, always gotta get dessert!  So, then we went back home and went to Shabbat services.

And that was the first post in Australia for you.


  1. Jonah,
    I hope you are having a great time in Australia. I think you left at the right time because it's been raining almost ever since you left!! I look forward to reading your blogs in the future. I love reading them. Love, Melissa

  2. to mellissa cool!tell sabrina to read my blog!!she'll crack up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!