Wednesday, July 1, 2009

G'day from Sydney!

Our National Geographic Student Expeditions group arrived yesterday morning in Sydney, and was immediately joined by National Geographic expert, Ulla Lohmann. A little bleary eyed from the long flight, but excited, we dove straight into our first day in the country. We started off with brunch on the back patio of a cafe deep in the historical Rocks District and walked across Circular Quay, stopping for a little lesson on Aboriginal culture and music from a didgeridoo player. Our walk brought us to the steps of Opera House, with the Harbour Bridge in the backdrop, where we sat down to hold our orientation.

We have a full and fabulous schedule ahead of us in Sydney which includes 'behind the scene' tours of two museums with Kirk Huffman, a renowned expert of indigenous and aboriginal culture, our first encounters with Australian wildlife, and work with our On Assignment teams.

We'll keep you posted as the adventure unfolds!

From Down Under,
Britt, Charles, and Pat