Brisbane Greeters, 2018-11-09: Greeter Sue out exploring Brisbane

Greeter Sue out exploring Brisbane with her visitors stopping by the Old Government House Brisbane 🌞
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Brisbane Greeters: Another day, another adventure

Another day another adventure. Brisbane Greeter JJ with visitors from Germany, UK and Canada! 🇦🇺🇩🇪🇬🇧🇨🇦
Old Government house has the coveted title of being the birth place of the much loved Lamington. Legend has it that this sweet treat was named after Lord Lamington who served as Queensland Governor General from 1896 to 1901 🍰
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France Greeters: [Journée Mondiale du #Bénévolat

[Journée Mondiale du #Bénévolat] MERCI à tous les #greeters de votre engagement en faveur de l’accueil de nos visiteurs. Continuez de faire découvrir avec passion votre quotidien et votre vision du monde…
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Greeters Le Havre, 2018-10-29: Accueil ce weekend d’une fa…

Accueil ce weekend d’une famille par notre greeter Claude 😊
Quel défi de faire découvrir le centre ville à une famille avec deux jeunes enfants par plein vent ! 💨
🚿 “La douche” de l’Art Hôtel (ascenseur décoré comme une douche) les a ravis et a mis du piquant à la visite !
Voici une photo souvenir de l’accueil par notre greeter Claude dans l’ascenseur original de l’Art Hôtel ⬇️
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Greeters Le Havre: couple parisienne

Aujourd’hui, l’un de nos greeters Marc, nous raconte sa dernière rencontre pour cette année 2018 avec un couple très sympathique venant de la région parisienne 🙂
Il leur a fait découverir l’Eglise Saint Joseph, le Muma, la Rue de Paris, Niemeyer avec un arrêt la maison du patrimoine pour réserver une visite de l’appartement témoin, la place de l’Hôtel de Ville puis pour finir le quartier St François chez Daniel Lecompte et son musée de la coiffure, lieu insolite 💇‍♂️
Voici quelques photos souvenirs de leur découverte au Havre ⬇️
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Hamburg-Greeter, 2018-10-29: Durch den alten Elbtunnel w…

Durch den alten Elbtunnel
waren schon mehrmals in Hamburg, jedoch sind wir bisher noch nie durch den alten Elbtunnel gelaufen bzw. gefahren. Auch wollten wir uns das Hafengebiet auf der anderen Elbseite anschauen. Auf der Suche nach einer Führung mit dem Fahrrad durch das Gebiet stießen wir auf die Hamburg Greeter. Peter ist auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen und hat eine interessante Tour zusammengestellt. Start war an der Elbphilharmonie. Wir fuhren zu den Landungsbrücken und durch den alten Elbtunnel. Ohne Peter hätten wir nicht auf die ganzen Kleinigkeiten geachtet. Auch haben wir viel Interessantes bei einem Blick auf Hamburgs Sehenswürdigkeiten und bei der Fahrt entlang des Containerhafens erfahren. Dann ging es über die Elbbrücken in die Hafencity. Kaffee und Kuchen gab´s in der Oberhafen-Kantine – ein altes Gebäude, das wir allein nie gefunden hätten. Auch in der Speicherstadt haben wir noch Neues erfahren. Vielen Dank an Peter für die tolle Tour.
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Hamburg-Greeter: Es war sensationell

Es war sensationell mit unserer Greeterin Hanne!!!
Hanne, unsere Greeterin, führte uns zu vielen Plätzen hin.
Michel, Elbtunnel, Landungsbrücken, dazwischen ein Fischbrötchen verdrücken.
Mit der Fähre zur Elbphilharmonie. Welch ein Ausblick – schön wie nie.
Teekunde im Messmer-Haus diente uns zum Wärmen.
Mei, wir könnten heute noch davon schwärmen.
In der Kaffeerösterei gab’s 1 Stück Kuchen für alle drei.
So war noch Platz für die Wurst- und Glühwein-Genießerei.
Dunkel war es dann schon lange. Es war sensationell mit unserer Greeterin Hanne.
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Kyoto Greeters: Hello, I am…

【19th November 】
Hello, I’m Momoe from Kyoto🍂
I had a wonderful time with the guest from Israel 🇮🇱
We visited Arashiyama & Kinkakuji Temple.
In Tenryuji Temple, the world heritage site in Arashiyama, we enjoyed the autumn leaves with Japanese garden.
Thank you for choosing us and having splendid time! תודה😊
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Milan Greeters, 2018-10-28: A good “expresso” and a cup…

A good “expresso” and a cup of tea with a delicious pastry “cannoncino” is a nice break in your free walk in Milan. Here Damse from Belgium and Greeter Dino #milano #hostel #hostelworld #universitastataledimilano #iulmuniversity #bocconiuniversity #milan #visitmilano #igersitalia #igersmilano #ig_italia #ig_milano #inlombardia #greeters# #belgium #igersbelgium #ig_belgium #antwerp #mechelen #igersantwerp #bruxelles #airbnb
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MinskGreeters: Indian guests…

Despite there are 1.3 billion people in India, Manish and Raj are our first guest from this country.
It is amazing but before meeting with these wonderful guys I didn’t know about a very good Indian restaurant “Taj” which cuisine was highly appreciated by the natives👍
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Sydney Greeters, 2018-10-23: Mark met Katie from Berlin

On 16 October 2018, our greeter Mark met with Katia from Berlin on her first day in Sydney. Katia had previously experienced a greet in New York and had found it a very good way of getting the local feel of a city.
They caught a ferry from Pyrmont Bay to Watsons Bay. With a route that stops at Barangaroo, Balmain East, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Circular Quay and Rose Bay, this ferry trip provides a great tour of the Harbour. Upon arriving at Watsons Bay, they followed the loop track of the South Head Heritage Trail up to the Hornby Lighthouse and the spectacular sea cliffs that offer great views across to Middle Head and North Head. They then had fish and chips for lunch at Doyle’s Takeaway on the Watson Bay wharf before catching a bus out to Bondi Beach. They ended their Bondi visit with a coffee at the Icebergs, taking in the sweeping views north back up the beach.
They then caught a bus heading back to the city. The greet finished at Paddington where Katia left the bus to explore some of the great examples of Victorian architecture – particularly the terrace houses – for which the area is renowned.

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Sydney Greeters, 2018-10-25: Avy from The Philippines

Avy from The Philippines was keen to see some street art on her whirlwind tour of Sydney. Greeter Lyn showed her a selection of murals and graffiti art in St Peters and Newtown and later they feasted on some of Sydney’s best Thai food at Thai Photong in King Street. After dinner, they travelled back to the city for a gelato and night tour of The Rocks and Observatory Hill.

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Sydney Greeters, 2018-10-26: Today’s report is from our …

Today’s report is from our greeter Peter M.
“On Friday I finally caught up with Lori, Cody, Jake and Colie from New York – the state not the city.
This was after the confusion caused by cancelled flights, very late arrival, missed trains and lousy internet connection, but hey, they were all out for a good time and that was had in spades.
After some discussion around the small jar of vegemite they had bought a tasting session was held in the dining room at the YHA where they were staying.
The decision was then made to do the coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi. So, with a small sense of adventure, we set out on a bus ride from Circular Quay to Coogee Beach. On the bus, we compared lifestyles and they learnt some Aussie slang and sayings.
With all the laughter I think the other passengers thought we were all mad.
The walk generated many, many photos and Instagram posts together with lots of oohs and aahs and more laughter.
We had a break at Bronte for refreshments and continued onto Bondi where I left them to wander around and work out where they were going to have dinner.
A very successful greet with a great family.
By the way, the vegemite was left in the kitchen at the YHA. The Global Greeter Network #SydneyGreeters
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Sydney Greeters, 2018-10-31: Three ladies from Seattle

This week our greeter Bruce met three ladies from Seattle, Vicky, Debbie and Anne.
“It was a picture perfect day and we spent some time walking around Barangaroo before taking the ferry from Pyrmont to Circular Quay and then across to Many.
Coffee on the beach and lunch on Manly Pier before heading back into town.”
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Sydney Greeters, 2018-11-12: Guests from Canada

Today’s report is from greeter, Martina
“I spent the afternoon today with Krystal and Kim Mah from Edmonton in Canada. Their special interest was parks, gardens and plants. Apart from the usual attractions, we went to flesh-eating plants display at Calyx in Botanic Gardens and Wendy Whiteley’s garden in Lavender Bay.
They showed great interest and enthusiasm and it was a delight to be with them.
Highly recommend Calyx display and its knowledgeable volunteer guides.” #Sydneygreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters, 2018-11-21: Last weekend

Last weekend Sydney Greeters had a greet themselves given by fellow member Joanne. Joanne showed us all around her special little part of Sydney on Dangar Island. These events give us a chance to exchange ideas and learn from each other while strengthening friendships and having fun at the same time! #sydneygreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: Brie from Texas

Brie from Texas joined Sydney Greeter Lyn for a tour of The Rocks and a walk over the Harbour Bridge on Sunday. Later they hopped on a ferry back to the city and visited Lyn’s favourite underground bar. The traditional Irish band was great as were their Aussie themed cocktails .. a Flamin’ Galah and Bushmaster Sour! #Sydenygreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: Dawn and Glen from Queensland

Dawn and Glen from Queensland were keen to explore The Rocks with our greeter Lyn and to walk across the Harbour Bridge. Glen had visited Luna Park as a boy and was amazed to find that the quirkiness and rides he remembered from his Coney Island experience back then were well maintained and exactly the same today. They were also delighted by the Lavender Bay Peter Kingston walkway displaying various 1950’s Australian cartoon and book character sculptures. A walk through Wendy Whiteley’s beautiful garden and a cold drink at the Kirribilli Club topped off the greet. #Sydneygreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: During Busy holiday season

During our busy holiday season Greeter Paula had two solo travelling guests combine on Dec 28 to give them both the chance to experience a greet.
“I met Alex from Switzerland and Kathy from San Fransisco at the QVB on a sweltering day, and we set off to explore the CBD and The Rocks. Despite the heat, we had a fun time and covered quite a bit of ground. After seeing all the harbours top spots, we jumped on a train to Newtown to check out some street art and escape the heat in a local pub. #SydneyGreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: Greeter Paula on tour

Greeter Paula started the year sharing a lovely day with Laura, Meghan and Carla from Chicago. The group explored Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay before heading down to Woolloomooloo for a pie at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels and walking back to Circular Quay via the Botanic Gardens. A few cocktails were required to provide sustenance on such a hot Sydney day. #SydneyGreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: Israelian visitors

On 21 November 2018, Greeter Mark met Laurel and Miles Rubin from Haifa, Israel at Circular Quay on a cloudy but pleasant Sydney morning.
Laurel has been a greeter back home in Haifa for the past few years and this was her first time on the other side of a greet.
They took the ferry across to Taronga and commenced a 6km walk through Sydney Harbour National Park, passing around Bradleys Head, Taylors Bay and Clifton Gardens. At Georges Head, they stopped to take in what is possibly the best panoramic view of the Harbour as well as exploring the historic underground tunnels built by the defence forces.
They continued on to Balmoral where they had a pleasant lunch at The Boathouse, sitting outside on the deck with views out over the beach. After catching a bus back into the city, they said their goodbyes.
Mark found Laurel and Miles to be a warm and engaging couple who shared lots of interesting and informative insights into life back home in Israel.
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Sydney Greeters: Jochen from Germany

Jochen from Germany spent a hot and windy Sunday afternoon with greeter Michele. First stop was Paddy’s Market, soaking up the atmosphere of the fruit sellers, looking at iconic Ugg boots and trying on a kangaroo skin hat. Also a visit to a Chinese Herbalist near Chinatown was fascinating to see. Next was a train trip to Kings Cross for a stroll down the main street. Jochen had been to The Cross some years earlier and was keen to see how, if anything, has changed. Then a short train trip back Martin Place to see the Tank Stream exhibit under the GPO and the Birdcages in Angel Place, before walking down to Circular Quay for an ice cream and ferry ride back to Darling Harbour. #SydneyGreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: Last Saturday

Last Saturday, Sydney Greeter Michele spent a lovely afternoon with Laura from Canada. Laura had only arrived in Sydney that morning, and was enjoying a taste of Sydney Spring weather having left Ottawa at -20 deg C!
“We met at St Andrews Cathedral and walked through the QVB, admiring the majestic Christmas tree under the glass dome, and also intrigued by the very ornate looking Santa’s Cave. We then headed to Pitt Street Mall, a short visit to the lovely old Strand Arcade before heading up King Street to Hyde Park. We were lucky there wasn’t a wedding in St Mary’s Cathedral so got the chance to go inside and admire the “gothic revival” style architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. Laura was keen to visit Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for the magnificent harbour view. We then walked around to the Opera House and stopped to watch an indigenous dance group before heading to the MCA for a cuppa in the 4th-floor cafeteria. Laura has experienced Greets in other countries and really appreciates the personal touch we bring to her holiday.” #Sydneygreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: Lyn and her guest Claudette…

Lyn and her guest Claudette from India really enjoyed their visit to William Wentworth’s historic Vaucluse House followed by the Coastal Cliff Walk to Watsons Bay where they dined by the water. After experiencing all types of weather conditions from sunshine through to a hailstorm (even a double rainbow over The Gap), they ended up at St Mary’s cathedral for the Christmas light projections. #sydneygreeters #ilovesydney The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: On a summer scorcher…

On a summer scorcher, Lyn and guests Kelly and Lyle from Baltimore explored Kings Cross and the Eastern ‘Bays’. They hugged the harbour along Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Double Bay, stopping for a Frozè (frozen rosè) at The Cruising Yacht Club (Lyle opted for a local brew). They relaxed while the cricket was broadcast on the big screen and checked out the tracker which monitors the progress of the boats competing in the Sydney to Hobart Classic. After all that, they needed to cool off at the Murray Rose harbour pool before heading back to the city on the ferry. At the end of their trek, they visited one of Sydney’s oldest pubs, the Lord Nelson, before parting after a great day. #SydneyGreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: On a sunny afternoon

On a sunny afternoon in mid-December greeter Nick met Pilar and Cesar visiting from the US. Starting at Circular Quay, they enjoyed a stroll around the harbour before heading through the Botanic Gardens to the art gallery and the historic precinct of Macquarie Street, finishing with the clever Christmas decorations in George Street. Our visitors especially loved hearing about the unique Australian plants found in the gardens and were amazed at the variety of speakers in Speakers Corner at the Domain. A cool drink at the art gallery café was very welcome on the warm summer afternoon. #SydneyGreeters The Global Greeter Network
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Sydney Greeters: report from Joanne …

Another report from Joanne
“Thamer and his family from California were lucky to arrive in Sydney after the torrential rain. Lucky for us, the weather cleared and we had a lovely day exploring Sydney along The Tank Stream, taking in little lane ways not known by many Sydneysiders.
A ferry to Watson’s Bay where we enjoyed delicious fish and chips and a walk to The Gap was followed by a bus to Bondi. A great overview of Sydney”
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