Greetings from Down Under!

What an eventful few days it has been! We left Toronto on schedule just before the most recent ice storm hit Ontario. This was fortunate for us as our plane managed to depart on time allowing us to arrive in Vancouver on schedule and on time for our connection. After a significant de-icing (as the weather in Vancouver was snowy and cold), our flight to Auckland was uneventful. We arrived late and missed our connection to Sydney but were already rebooked on the next flight. After landing in Sydney, we quickly gathered our luggage, bought cheap SIM cards and loaded the bus. The unlucky bus driver had SO MUCH TROUBLE getting out of the parking lot but at last succeeded.

After checking in to our hostel and a break for lunch, our group headed to Darling Harbour for a little exploration. Then it was back to the hotel for dinner and an early night.

The students all proved themselves to be amazing travellers and are to be congratulated! We have had a wonderful beginning to our adventures in Australia and New Zealand.

Kathy