Famiglia Sullivani
Trip to Australia
July, 2008



Going to Australia

Australia is a very cool country in the southern hemisphere. It is well known, but its size is often misjudged. Australia, although it is an island in the southern pacific, is so large it is its own continent. It is about the size of the United States or all of Europe. Being in the Southern Hemisphere, it is winter there while it is summer here in America. Although it is winter, the weather is similar to a San Francisco winter. In Sydney, there is no snow and the daytime temperatures will be ranging between 55 and 65 degrees, possibly reaching a high of 70. The lows at night do not get below 40 degrees often. The week we arrive the weather will be a little warmer. Temperature highs will be between 65 and 70 with lows around 48 to 50. 10 Day Forecast


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Australia is 19 hours ahead of our Pacific Time in California. For a majority of the day on the West Coast, it is the following day in Australia already. For example, at noon, Saturday, on the West Coast, it is 7 a.m. Sunday morning in Sydney, Australia. By subtracting 5 hours, it is that time, the next day (Prone to error).

Due to this time difference, we lose an entire day. We take off Sunday night at 10:40 Pacific Time, and we land in Australia at approximately 6:30 Tuesday morning Australian time. Due to the flight across the International Date Line, we will not even experience Monday.

To the contrary, on the flight home, we depart Australia around 1:55 pm and arrive in San Francisco at about 10:15 that morning, nearly four hours before we left, after accounting for the time zone shift.

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Just like England, Australia's roads are opposite of ours. Their cars have steering wheels on the right side of the car and they drive on the left side of the road.

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