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I NEVER EXPECTED TO LOVE SYDNEY QUITE AS MUCH AS I DO. MANY PEOPLE HAVE SAID ITS OVER RATED AND ONCE YOUVE SEEN THE OPERA HOUSE THATS THAT. I CANT REMEMBER HOW MANY PICTURES I HAVE TAKEN OF THE OPERA HOUSE AND THE BRIDGE BUT EACH TIME I SEE THEM I CANT HELP MYSELF ITS ASTHOUGH IM SEEING THEM FOR THE FIRST TIME ! THE ATMOSPHERE AROUND CIRCULAR QUAY IS BRILLIANT AND YOU COULD STROLL AROUND THAT AREA ALL DAY. THE BOTANICAL GARDENS ARE CLOSE BY AND BEAUTIFUL AND YOU GET A GREAT PIC OF THE BRIDGE AND OPERA HOUSE TOGETHER FROM THERE.
SYDNEY WASNT HALF AS BUSY AS I EXPECTED DESPITE ME BEIN THERE AT THE BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR ! EACH AREA IS DIFFERENT. I STAYED IN AN APARTMENT IN A PLACE CALLED DARLINGHURST A JOYFUL AREA FULL OF TRENDY CAFES AND COOL PEOPLE. BUT TO MY RIGHT IS KINGS CROSS THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT OF SYDNEY...NOT A PRETTY SIGHT. 20 MINS WALK AWAY IN 1 DIRECTION IS THE OPERA HOUSE AND 20 IN THE OTHER IS DARLING HARBOUR ANOTHER CHARMING PLACE WITH GREAT BARS AND LOVELY RESTARAUNTS.
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PARTS OF SYDNEY IS A PLACE CALLED THE ROCKS. THIS IS OLD SYDNEY WITH OLD STREET MARKETS,GREAT SHOPS AND LOTS OF GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS. I SPENT A FULL DAY HERE STROLLING AROUND AND SOAKING UP THE ATMOSPHERE.
A SHORT BUS RIDE AWAY IS BONDI BEACH AND COOGEE BEACH BOTH ARE POPULAR WITH SUN WORSHIPPERS. BEIN AWAY FOR SIX MONTHS SUNBATHING DOESNT HAVE THE SAME APPEAL SO INSTEAD I DO A 2 HOUR WALK FROM COOGEE TO BONDI ALONG THE SCENIC COAST WHICH WAS NICE.
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS IS A DAY TRIP FROM SYDNEY AND VERY BEAUTIFUL. IT HAS 1 OF AUSTRALIAS FAMOUS ICONS A ROCK FORMATION CALLED THE 3 SISTERS AND WE VIEW THIS FROM THE SCENIC SKYWAY.
BEING IN AN APARTMENT OVER CHRISTMAS WAS LOVELY AND WE ENJOYED A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS. NEW YEAR TOPPED THE LOT. THE FIREWORKS OVER THE HARBOUR BRIDGE WERE SUPER AND WE GOT AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE SITTING IN THE BOTANIC GARDENS FOR 15 HOURS PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT ! THE SUN WAS OUT,THE ATMOSPHERE WAS GREAT AND IT WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT.
LEAVING THE LUXURY OF AN APARTMENT IS HARD BUT I HAVE A NEW CITY TO LOOK FORWARD TO NOW. HEADING OFF TO MELBOURNE TO JOB HUNT AND HOPEFULLY SETTLE FOR A WHILE.

Posted by TUTS 02:14 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

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