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Things to do in Sydney while being held hostage by a volcano

April 23, 2010

I have been feeling pretty down for the last few days but things are looking up now that UK airspace is open again. Sydney has been gloriously sunny this week but I haven’t really ventured out. Today I dragged myself out of the house and went exploring.

Here are my top things to do in Sydney while being held hostage by a volcano.

1. Wake up and turn on TV. Watch news for 3 hours hoping for a breakthrough.

2. Call airline and push flights back by another day.

3. Call travel insurer and wait on hold for 35 minutes. Confirm that expenses are covered by insurance but there’s no help for maxed out credit cards.

4. Check credit card statement and savings account. Lie down for a bit.

5. Drag self off sofa at midday and have shower.

6. Drive to Balmain. Grab late “breakfast” at Adriano Zumbo or Fundamental in the sun.

7. Buy a newspaper.

8. Walk to The Little Marionette on Booth Street and order a soy latte. Grab a complimentary picnic blanket and sit across the road in Gladstone Park. The Little Marionette guys will bring your coffee to the park for you. Best business proposition ever.

9. Soak up the sun for a few hours and read about weather patterns and seismic activity. Become sudoku aficionado.

10. Repeat on following day.

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One comment

  1. I am SO going to The Little Marionette and getting a coffee and a blanket so I can sit in Gladstone Park – what a great tip! 🙂 Hope you managed to get your flight back soon Georgia – I can imagine it must be frustrating for you.



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