|Sidney Harbor overlooking the Opera House|
|View from Hotel: Sydney Harbor|
The Internet has become such a central part of our life that this lack of easy, affordable access is an impediment to everything. I couldn't look up train/bus/tour schedules, access my e-mail or even find the location of Wifi hotspots. (At this posting, I am in Melbourne.) Even something as simple as performing early airline check-in is impossible to do without the Internet. Recommendation: get a Pocket Wifi. It's convenient, relatively inexpensive and hassle free.
|At Manly Beach|
|Unidentified Birds at Hyde Park|
Finally, traveling by air in Australia is a joy. It's fast and not cumbersome: there is no liquids ban, no requirement to remove shoes while going through security, and no pat downs! It's the way air travel in the USA use to be. The TSA could learn something from Australian security procedures.