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September 20th, 2000 · No Comments

Commuting to Sydney and the Olympic games

Days 264-268

The University of Wollongong Campus East Housing will be our “home” for the next five days. Larry and I have been assigned a dormitory room. There is one bed with a trundle bed on the floor, it’s better then Bunker 42 and a whole lot cheaper than a hotel in Sydney during the Olympics! The main problem is the amount of time it takes to commute to Sydney. A train ride takes two changes and 2 1/2 hours to get to downtown. It’s a real pain to go back and forth, so we will be planning our days better.

The Aussie’s are bursting with excitement. Their athletes are bringing home the medals and all over we hear the cheer, “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!” We hear it on the commuter train, the TV all around the college campus. The excitement of the fans must be inspiring to the athletes for they are making and breaking records for the motherland as never before.

Not to be outdone, the Odyssey riders have made up a cheer too. Our cheer goes like this, “Odyssey, Odyssey, Odyssey, Oink, Oink, Oink!” It is our team eating cheer. We have earned it.

The cafeteria at the University of Wollongong has taken excellent care of us. Thank goodness, for there is nothing else to do in Wollongong!

Tags: Australia