Sigh. I feel like putting this in the BBQ Pit.
So I’ve been planning my big trip to Australia for, quite literally, five years. Once the wifey came along, the big OzTrip morphed from trip into honeymoon. And of all the dang weekends we picked to fly down under, all the weekends in the decade, we end up landing in Sydney on Friday, September 7th. Same day as George Bush and a zillion other presidents for APEC, which as far as I can tell is pretty much the most disruptive event in NSW since the Olympics.
It’s far too late to rearrange the trip, which leaves us stuck in the Sydney CBD the same weekend as all the APEC people. First I found out we couldn’t get near the Opera House; then I found out we couldn’t take a ghost tour; and just this evening I got a cancellation email for our much-anticipated steakhouse dinner in the GPO. This is going from irksome to downright awful.
Okay, guess I should ask a question here or something. Do the Sydney folks know if there’s ANYTHING not closed the weekend of Sept 7-10? We’re staying at the Lord Byron Hotel in The Rocks, and Circular Quay train station is closed! Are even taxis going to be shut down??
Anticipating a great deal of teeth-gnashing over the next month. Thanks in advance for any advice…