Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I'm going to Australia!

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Yup, my work is sending me down under for two weeks and I'm extending my stay for an extra week! I'm a mixture of excited and nervous. Thrilled to have the opportunity to see Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney (see map below ;), along with some friends that live there, but nervous for that 15 1/2 hour flight I'll be making by myself. Oh yeah, and I have to still book a hotel, figure out my suitcase situation, and make cell phone arrangements...all in less than a month.



But when I start stressing out, I just need to think about how gorgeous it's going to be. I mean, look at these amazing landscapes!


Perth

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Melbourne

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Of course as a tourist who has never been to Australia, kangaroos and koalas are on my must-see list!




Anyone been to Perth, Melbourne or Sydney and have suggestions/tips? I'd love to hear them!

32 comments:

Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething said...

That looks like SO much fun! Australia is definitely on my list of must go places :) Is it just me or do you think of Finding Nemo everytime you think of Australia? HAHA :)

Happy Wednesday!
PS - I definitely typed Thursday and almost hit sent. I hate when I'm ahead like that!

Candice said...

Yayyyy!! The weather has been great here lately!!
In Sydney - look into taking a little ferry ride from Darling Harbour to Manly beach for ice cream! Bondi is a must too!
And Melbourne has THE best shopping!!!
I haven't been to Perth - it's kind of out in the middle of nowhere with a different timezone etc. but I've heard good things :)

ErinMSW said...

LOOOOOVE Australia! Sydney is my all-time favorite place in the entire world. Take a walk around the Quays and do some shopping in the Rocks. Definitely do not miss the Opera House. Bondi Beach should not be missed. Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

OMG!!! We are SO JEALOUS!! That is awesome girl! We can't wait to hear all about it!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

LC said...

Stopping by from the link-up! I'm so jealous! Those pics look amazing!

Josie said...

SHUT. UP. Leann, I'm BEYOND jealous! This is going to be amazing!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Lindsay said...

Popping over from the GFC blog hop. Lucky you! I am so jealous. I hope you have an amazing time (although I'm sure you will!) So fun!

Lin said...

Wow, you're SO lucky! The farthest my work has ever sent me is to LA county for a stupid class. You'll have to take lots & lots of pictures there so we can all pretend we're right there with you :)

Amy Powell said...

Oh girl that sounds like so much fun!! Good luck packing and arranging everything... Sorry, I don't have any tips for you. Just jealousy :)

Always Maylee said...

I've always wanted to go to Australia, you're so lucky. Have so much fun! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

See? You already sound calmer!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOVVVVVE the photos...I'm on a strict diet now so I can squeeze myself into your suitcase! :)

xoxo

Sarah Grace said...

wow! that's soooo exciting! i'm wayyy jelly!!

happy wednesday!

xoxo, sarah grace

Lauren said...

Going to Australia is seriously my DREAM vacation. I think I'd want to do an Australia and New Zealand trip to knock out two birds with one stone (I mean, it IS a long trip out there).

So jealous. So so so so soooo jealous. It will be forever until I get to go with or without the kids but I guess that will just make finally getting to go all that much better :)

Desirae said...

Sounds like a blast! Australia is on my *wish list* of travels. I hope you have so much fun. I'm so very much jealous ;]

Elle Sees said...

I've been there and it was 1 of my favorite places I've ever been! the Kangaroos are so mean!! I've got tips!

Megan G. said...

EEEEE HOW EXCITING!!!!! :D

I cannot wait to hear all about it when you come back. Stressing about going always sucks, but it'll all be well worth it in the end! Three weeks in Australia... how amazing!!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Just remember, koalas are not real bears. They hate when people call them that.

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Oh wow! How awesome!! I've always wanted to go. It's good you're extending your stay so you can make sure you see the things you want to :) Have fun!

Meg {henninglove} said...

lets talk sydney!! i have lots to share with you

The City Boy said...

SHUT UP....so jealous. You are going to love it.

At least youre flying business or first with work...if not you must make them get you those tickets...its basically an essential

JKT said...

Ah! I love it! So, so excited for you :)

Chris said...

Holy Heck, what an amazing experience... lucky girl!!! Can't wait for those pictures and to hear all about the trip! I took a 20 hour trip to the Philippines... wear comfy clothes... bring a change of clothes in your carry one to freshen up. Sometimes I just sleep the whole way so it goes by faster.

tara said...

how awesome!!!!! i am totally jealous!

Leanna Vera said...

I'm so excited for you! Australia is somewhere that I've always wanted to visit. I can't wait to read about your trip!

Jodi said...

I'm so jealous! I really want to go there but know I have to save a lot of money and a lot of vacation time to make it worth it. You are so lucky to get to go for work and then have more time for fun! What do you do for work? I can't wait to read your blog recaps!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

You are going to have an amazing time!!! I've never been before but it looks gorgeous there!

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Janna Renee said...

OMG!! This is such amazing news! I'm so happy that we all get to live vicariously through you!!

Beth Wade said...

Have a GREAT time....and be aware that you risk being peed on if you hold a koala. ;)

Christina said...

So jealous!!! I think Australia has the perfect mix of city and beach life. It’s so pretty there. I can’t believe you get to go and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

Christianna said...

You're going to have so many adventures! This trip is going to be amazing and work is paying for it! I mean what could be better then that?!

smk053078 said...

No freaking waaaaaay!!! This is BEYOND incredible!!! I can't wait to follow your trip! This is sooooo may dream. Australia for three weeks! Consider yourself one lucky lady!! But, I agree the flight would have been a little frazzled too....just take some meds and bring lots to read!!! So excited for you!

Miss Angie said...

SUPER Jealous, that's going to be so awesome!