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Australia Revisited

Oprah's Guests follow in My Footsteps

My heart is so full today. I just finished watching "Oprah in Australia" on TV. I visited Australia and Tasmania on a 21 day trip to the land downunder a few years ago. What a treat it was to see Gayle King and other Oprah show guests visit the same places I got to see. The Medowbank Winery in Cambridge, Tasmania were my Mom and I enjoyed wonderful wine and a fabulous lunch overlooking the vinyard has not changed at all. The Bonorong Wildlife Park where I saw a Tasmanian Devil for the first time and petted a Koala Bear is still taking care of animals that need their help. Finally, Beautiful Melbourne, Australia where I strolled the banks of the Yarra River and watched the street cars go by is just a big and lively and fun as I remember. Such a wonderful experience to see all of this again from my living room.

Oprah continues her visit for the next few days on TV. She told her audiance what I already know, the Australian people are wonderful, welcoming and friendly in ways one cannot imagine. This was Oprah's first visit to Australia, so I can actually say I beat her at somethng! I eagerly await continuing my return visit to Australia, thanks to Oprah, tomorrow!

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Posted by Gerriv 15:03

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I love your post and pictures on Australia. I have a friend who is taking a 3 week trip there and she is going to stay in hostels and with some friends. She decided this was a trip she wanted to take on her own before she and her husband have children. Can't wait to hear about her experience. This is also a trip on my longgg list of places I want to go. ~Tanja~

by Tanja Rieck

Thanks so much for your comment Tanja! Australia will always have a big place in my heart after spending 3 weeks there and New Zealand. My very first posts to this Blog were about that trip because it was so awsome. I know your friend will have a wonderful, unforgettable time there. I really do plan to go back some day.

by Gerriv

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