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Australia – Canberra
Fiji – Suva
New Zealand – Wellington
Federated States of Micronesia – Palikir
Kiribati – South Tarawa
Marshall Islands – Majuro
Nauru – no capital; biggest city is Yaren
Palau – Ngerulmud
Papua New Guinea – Port Moresby
Samoa – Apia
Solomon Islands – Honiara
Tonga – Nuku’alofa
Tuvalu – Funafuti
Vanuatu – Port Vila

Four places to visit around Sydney

Let me take you to Sydney this time, one of my favourite cities in the world.

Sydney is an incredible city with world famous landmarks, friendly residents and a temperate climate. Whether you visit the must-see sights such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, laze on the beaches of Bondi, Bronte and Coogee or dine out in the historic Rocks district, the city offers a fantastic city break. Sydney is also within easy reach of some remarkable outdoor attractions which I enjoyed a lot when I was there.

sydney opera house

Sydney opera house.

Olympic coins anyone?

Time flies.
Year 2000.
Twelve years back I was living in Sydney. If you have some interest in sports, you would know that Sydney in Australia had hosted Olympic games that year. The whole country was exhilarated with excitement and so were we. One could smell and feel the Olympics in the air. 😀
The shops, the malls, the streets, the buildings … all were decorated in festive mood and souvenirs were selling everywhere.
Everybody was looking forward to the games. When the time came for carrying the Olympic torch, we were fortunate to see it being carried in front of us. In fact I have a few photos with the torch bearer. We spoke to him and he was kind enough to let us click a few shots. I was over the cloud nine.

Anyway, this is not about the beautiful memories that are etched in my mind but about the beautiful souvenirs which we all can see & touch and what better than collecting & treasuring a few Olympic souvenirs … flags, pins, mascots etc and the most important among them being Olympic commemorative gold coins? 😀
And with Olympic games in progress, what better time to flaunt my souvenir of the month! 😛

Without wasting much time, I leave to you some photos to see and enjoy.

Olympic coins

Each one of them has a different sport. Total 28 sports.

Rotorua, a place to remember

Many people tried their luck in last week’s photo quiz. From dark chocolate, coffee cream and dessert to spinning wheel of a potter to a smelly gutter… the answers showed how our imagination flies. 😀

The deceiving photo….

While posting I had made a small mistake and later didn’t want to correct it. Foxnomad was intelligent enough to catch it. I was wondering if somebody would do so. 🙂

Well, the answer is ‘a bubbling