Between throngs of people shuffling along slowly, we made our way from the train station to Circular Quay. Although it was mid week, the whole of Sydney seemed to be out and about for the Vivid Sydney festival. But we were determined to see what all this was about. After having been stuck inside for days because of heavy rain it was good to get out, shake up the routine of the work week and experience something new. We walked through the crowds along Circular Quay to get a good view of the Opera House, one of the buildings that is lit up with colourful projections for the Vivid Festival. Geometric patterns, aboriginal art works and animals tumbled over the, usually white, shapes of the building.
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One of Melbourne’s most popular day trips is The Great Ocean Road. From the city it’s only about an hours drive to get to the start of this scenic route. The Great Ocean Road stretches 244 kilometres along the south eastern coast of Australia. It was built by soldiers who returned from World War One and is the world’s largest war memorial! Check out our video about our trip along The Great Ocean Road at the bottom of this post.
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First, I hear a loud bang. It’s followed by another one and before I know it the street is full of noise, fire and devils. A marching band beats their drums in an ecstatic rhythm that gets me and everyone else on their feet. Amongst the group of devils I see a scary beast. Right in front of me the beast pauses for a moment and spins around in wild circles while sending fire into the crowd. I can’t help but yell out and run further away from it to avoid getting hit by the fire sparks. The devils run and dance and twirl around, holding sticks high above their heads that spit more fire in all directions. People around me are yelling, laughing and dancing with the devils and I wonder what this incredible fire spectacle is!
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