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The Monkey Blog - by Neve

I went to Batu Caves. I saw lots of monkeys. They were stealing water bottles from people. The monkeys were eating garbage too which was sad.

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Malaysia -by James

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We are now in Malaysia! When we first arrived here it was nine o clock at night and we stil had to go through 3 very long lines and when we finally got through them we had to wait in line for a taxi but by the time we got to the front of the line they had no more taxis so we had to go to the other end of the airport to get a metered taxi it was 11 and finally we had got here at the sahabat guest house (sahabat means friend in malaiseon) . On our first day we went to the bird park. it is the largest outdoors aivery in the world we also went to the KL tower and the market.

On our second day we went to batu caves. There were monkeys , prayer stations and best of all swarms of pigeons that i could have chased but my mom is very stubborn about that kind of stuff. Tonight we are going to penang on the sleeper train. It is going to be very very fun. The food here is 7/10 and most of it is sea food. But we finally have got away from the beaches and thats a realef i dont have to worry about sharks and jellifish.

Malaysia is very exciting but very different. The food is different, the traffic is different i can walk in the middle of the street without getting hit and the streets are sorted by kind of business. All the massage places are together so when you are walking down the street all the addvertisers are saying massage massage massage massage and it gets really anoiing trust me.

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The Carnival

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For my sisters' birthday we went to the carnival. There were rides of all kinds there were go carts, spiners and there was even one of those things that you sit down in the seat and then it sarts and you spin round and round. My favorite ride was the go carts because you could bash and bang as much as you like and go on so many times the one thimg that stoped me was a soar back. After that the next day we had a bit of trouble because Neve was refusing to do her shcool work so me and mommy went to the beach alone so we spent the the next 3 hours playing in the water and catching crabs.

Mommy's note: We get asked all the time why we chose to spend most of our time in Australia in Jervis Bay. Understand that this is where Australians come on holiday because of the beautiful, safe and abundant beaches, great weather, and lots of things for tourists to do like a permanent carnival set up in the school field all summer! There are three National Parks in the area to explore and daily cruises of the bay to watch the dolphins. We've caught up on some school work (Neve eventually did her work) and have enjoyed watching kangaroos and all the parrots. Soon we are off to the Blue Mountains and then to Kuala Lampur where I'm sure travelling won't be this easy!

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Sydney and Shoalhaven

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We arived in Australia 2 days from new years eve we were staying in the Sydney YHA. It was a preety place and was also brand new our room was quite small but it had a a bunk bed a queen size bed and a TV. The hostel was built on top of an archeological dig and was full of old broken pipes, dishes and toys. We had a new years party on the roof and we had the best veiw in all the city the fireworks were magnificent. We also went to the maratime history museam we got to go on an exakt replika of capitan cooks ship. Capitan cook was a famus explorer and we are folowing his path around the world.

Then in two days we left and came here to our house in Shoalhaven. It is great and we are here for 3 weeks we have a nice little house a block from the beach. Neves birth day is in 3 days. We are very exited because we get to go to the carnival. Australia is great it also has parrots everywhere most of them are rainbow lorakeets, the kookaburas wake me up at 5 in the morning. There are also lots of kangaroos they are just hanging around in the feilds by the duzens.

James
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A Kid's Guide to Auckland

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We are about to leave our cosy little house in Auckland. I am writing this blog for one reason. So I do not have to help clean the house. Well here it goes!

A kids guide to Auckland

Go to the zoo. You should really go early otherwise you will have to park a kilometre away and wait in line. Also bring snacks because the snacks here are over priced. Get to the kiwis fast because after noon there is a major rush.

Stay with friends in St Heliers and you can scoot around because practically everyone has a scooter. We like to ride our scooters down to the beach and catch some crabs.

Go to the aquarium. Always book online because it gives you a 60 dollar discount. The aquarium is also fun because there is a little restaurant at sea level that is by the rays and they are huge.

If your Mom insists on taking you to the art gallery don't go past the Lego area.

Go to the Maritime History museum. Make sure you hurry through to the Black Magic Blue Water section. there is a section at the back where you get to design a boat and then race it.

Go to Rangitoto Island. It is a six hundred year old volcano which is dormant. We had to take a ferry from down town but we me made it to the summit. Look for a Saddleback (a kind of bird) we did not see one. They also released kiwis, takahe and many more. make sure you stop at the Bach museum for tea and ginger nuts.

Go to North Head and explore the tunnels and watch the video. It was a cool old army base.

But, my favourite thing to do here is lie around and read my book (Thanks Albert and Faith!). but I do not have anything to read because I finished my last book yesterday.

Happy New Year everyone! I will send you my next blog from Australia!

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