The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Trip down under

We are back in Tokyo after spending the last couple of weeks in Australia. It was a hectic jam-packed trip, but we enjoyed a fabulous time with both sides of our families in Perth and Sydney. Highlights of the trip was celebrating Rob turning the big 3-0, and meeting my niece baby B for the first time. It was nice to be back in Perth, enjoying the clean fresh air, beautiful winter weather (wearing singlet!) and strolling through quiet suburban streets. Yet at the same time we also experienced some reverse culture shock as we found ourselves with a critical eye, comparing areas where Japan does so much better. Not surprisingly, I found that we didn't criticise much while in Sydney, and I think it's because we enjoy the big city life.

Anyway, I'm in the process of sorting through the photos and will soon post up more blog entries. In the meantime, I just wanted to showcase Australia's beautiful blue sky with this shot of Sydney Tower taken from Hyde Park.

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