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Sydney

This place has everything....... I want to emigrate!

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Sydney was brilliant. The weather was fab the entire time for the first time in weeks :-)

I loved this city, although it seemed minature to what I imagined. The harbour bridge and the opera house were really nice but I thought they would be bigger for some reason. The city had plenty of open space, parks, cool new and old buildings side by side, a great atmostphere and plenty of bars and restaurants.

The1st day, Dad and I could find a petrol station before returning the hire car so we thought we may as well drive the harbour bridge seeing as we had a car, that we fun and made me realise I didn't need to do the bridge climb Iafter Kinabalu it was just too small!)
We did the usual tourist thing down by the harbour, opera house etc, went to the Imax theatre, took in the views by walking down through the botanical gardens. How many joggers are there in Sydney? I wonder what they all did for a living, they were there at all time of the day, I would have been embarassed doing sit ups in the botanical gardens amoung the tourists but there was testosterone everywhere. Anyhow check out the view:

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The next day we caught a train to Bondi and bus to the beach, i was so much more impressed with Bondi beach than I thought I would be, the water was really clear (although freezing!) and the beach wasn't packed.

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We then walked along the coast to Coogee beach. We caught the bus back to the city, the bus drivers here are the most helpful and friendly I think you will find anywhere in the world. It seems they will even divert off the route for you as long as everyone else is ok with it and show you exactly where to go next, no worries :-)

Just back in the city in time to catch the Manly ferry, we sat on the beach for the afternoon and I managed a healthy dose of shopping, picking up another bikini. We hung around here for dinner so that we could catch the ferry back to the city at sunset. It was a really good trip and finished off a really nice day.

Onwards and northwards... flying to Brisbane.

Posted by GSensible 01:48 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

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