Hello everyone! How’s it going? So I have been in Australia now for just over 2 weeks already. Hard to believe. Time flies when you’re having fun, as well as, when you’re super busy getting your life organised. There was and still is lots to sort out but you have to relax for a bit first and get your bearings, see old haunts and catch up with family and friends living here.
It was a highlight to see the infamous Bondi Beach again. Still as impressive and continues to have that wow factor. Not necessarily for its size as its quite a tiny beach but it is stunning and full of life. There is a real buzz about the beach area, even early in the morning. You will see lots and lots of dogs being walked, people participating in exercise classes and people ice skating! Ok, maybe not every day but there is an ice rink here at present due to the fact that’s it’s winter here down under.
There is also the Bondi Eye, a large carousel type that lets you see the whole beach from quite a height. There is a well known and popular walk from Bondi Beach through to Coogee Beach. It is a beautiful walk departing from Bondi Beach and passes by 4 other stunning beaches before reaching Coogee Beach. It really is a crucial excursion if your are in the vicinity and a really picturesque coastline that takes a couple of hours to complete one way.
Moving into the city, the place I most wanted to see was Circular Quay. From here you can see the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. It is when I see these sights that I realise and appreciate that I am in Australia. Having a drink at the Sydney Opera Bar is a definite highlight for me and solidifies the reality of living in Sydney. The views are really outstanding, be it day or night.
My only issue here is the ongoing issue of seagulls!!!! I am not a fan of these birds at all and especially not in Sydney. They can be so cheeky and will stop at nothing to snatch your food if you are dining outside. They can actually be pretty scary. I think it’s best not to feed them to encourage their bad behaviour or you could dine more indoors. To be honest, I found it even worse at Darling Harbour. Although a beautiful location by the water, be wary with eating outside.
A great way to seeing the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour from different angles is to take the Sydney Ferry network. These ferries are a transport system that can take you around those parts of Sydney accessible via water and are a great way of getting a varied photographs of these famous landmarks. If you take a ferry to Kirribilli you can see the sights from another perspective and it’s also a lovely little quaint suburb to visit.
That’s just a quick round up of the most famous tourist landmarks that mean something to me and are always associated with Sydney and Australia.
Thanks for reading 📖 🙏🏼