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G'Day!

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That's how people say "hello" in Australia!

I have now been in the "land down under" for almost three weeks!

At the end of the New Zealand trip, I got this stuffed animal kiwi bird named Kevin!
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Here is the view from the plane ride from New Zealand to Australia:
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We have seen many classic Australian animals on this leg of our journey, including the ones below:

Wallaby (little kangaroo):
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Kangaroos:
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Koala:
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Echidna (Australia's porcupine):
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Sea lion:
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I am now in Sydney, Australia's largest city. Here is a picture of its famous opera house:
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Just today while I was homeschooling on the balcony of our apartment, this cockatoo landed right next to me (I took this photo):
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I am spending another two nights in Sydney, Australia. Then, we will spend a week in Bali, a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean in a country called Indonesia. After that, I will have another two days in a city called Singapore and then I will come home! I miss you all!

Love,
Pearl

This post was written by Pearl and Henry. Remember to check out his birding blog, too:
http://worldbirding.travellerspoint.com/

Posted by skwclar 16:22 Archived in Australia Comments (1)

Ayers Rock

sunny 96 °F

We are visiting Ayers Rock. It is a huge red rock in the middle of the desert.
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My dad tells me that the temperature is 90 degrees higher here than in Oak Park. There are so many flies that we have to wear nets over our heads when we go outside.
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Posted by skwclar 03:27 Archived in Australia Comments (0)

Kangaroo report

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View Oceania on skwclar's travel map.

Posted by skwclar 21:06 Archived in Australia Comments (0)

Koala news

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We are in Australia now! Today we traveled to a eucalyptus forest and looked for koalas in the trees. We found 17 koalas!
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Posted by skwclar 01:20 Archived in Australia Comments (0)

Dolphins at Daybreak

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Today I found a tree house. It reminded me of Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House book series.
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Right now I am watching dolphins jump out of the water in front of our boat. I can see the blowholes!

Posted by skwclar 20:15 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

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