Sun, Beach, and soooo much Fun!!!
Thinking about Sydney is always the blue sky, its beaches and BBQ by the sea and it was sooo much fun! Honestly the 1st time I said WOW for the blue sky when I was living in Australia. That was one of those BBQ time on the beach, and enjoying the sky as if somewhere above there has no limit. I don’t know why I have never noticed before, maybe It was just the glorious blue sky in Indonesia, then I never bother the appearance yet another sunny day 🙂 or maybe that was just too beautiful sunny day in Sydney. I admit it that I’m a sun and beach lover, yep. I’m soo proud of it. Well, back to Sydney, It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet, with one third of its population born overseas. It is very vibrant, full of mix culture and young people around. I can see myself live there for sometime, maybe for’ever’ 🙂 Hehehe.
How to get to Sydney ?!?!
I know, if you think from Europe as the center, then It seems Sydney is at the end of the world. It took me almost 24 hours, door to door to fly from London to Sydney or vice versa. It is really looong journey, you have to do stop over either at the Middle East country or Asian country. Then, you can carry on your journey to Sydney. Well, it is surely not around the corner. Australia itself is massive, just to fly from the most east to the most west part will take you almost 4 hours, same goes from the most north to the most south :). Similar stretch as Indonesia, just massive! Sydney airport is very well connected with some International airlines and budget airlines. I enjoyed a lot flying around Australia with those budget airlines, they have some great last minutes offers.
What to do in Sydney ?!?!
Public transport in Sydney is quiet OK, not as great as in European country, but still manageable. They have system that able to transport and move people. I remembered this big bus in Sydney which always send me around, it is slow and expensive if you don’t have concession card. You still able to get around though. There are many things that you can do in Sydney and its surrounding. Throughout the year, there are festivals run by the City of Sydney and it can give you the feeling how the locals enjoy sooo much a gathering fun event. Also, if you wanna experience some nice restaurants, from Sydney fish market till its fine dinning, you can check this All about Food blog that provides review of restaurants.
On your first day, you can head to the CBD area. The view of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and Darling harbor are among the must to see in Sydney that will keep you fascinated for a long time. Take a long walk to the Macquarie Chair, then back to Circular Quay, take the ferry on the direction of Watson Bay you will enjoy the very beautiful sunset with Sydney Skyscrapers as the background. You can end your evening with one of those Seafood restaurants along the beach at Double Bay. What a day?!?! 🙂
This really takes my mind to some years ago when I met my love one and take them around, and just remembering it, more than enough to make me smile. Hehehhe, such a beautiful memory!
On your second day, it can be beach day as Sydney blesses by beautiful beaches surrounding. The famous walking Maroubra till Bondi beach along the coast, passing Coogee, Bronte and Clovelly beach, then threat yourself with Bondi calm and gentle surf break, then lunch at one of those steaks inclusive beer resto, which offers the best deal that you can expect. You can also learn how to surf in Bondi, it was soo much fun. In the evening, you can head to the city center again, visiting the famous Queen Victoria Building, and not to forget to try the very delicious Malaysian Laksa at the basement…yummmmyyyy. From there you can walk again to Circular Quay, take a ferry ride to Darling Harbor, the view when you leave Sydney harbor is very spectacular. Less than 30 minutes, you will be in Darling Harbor and you can start hanging around there, you can also check some lounge and bar nearby, they are very relaxing.
If you have more days left, there are some walking and day trips that you can do. Visiting the blue mountain, Featherdale Wildlife Park, and also the Sydney Olympia Park then end your day shopping at branded but highly discounted factory outlet complex.
Just a minor correction there.. when you walk along Maroubra to Bondi, the sequence is Coogee, Bronte, then Clovelly (Cronulla is miles away from Bondi 🙂 )
Another thing worth mentioning about Sydney is its festival. Throughout the year, there are festivals run by the City of Sydney (http://www.sydney.com/)