Did you know that Sydney gets about 280 days of sun annually? So if you go it’s more than likely going to be sunny. Sadly when I was there the minority of rainy days decided to make an appearance. It rained on Friday and Saturday while I was in Sydney. Thankfully Sunday was beautiful.
Friday was a rainy and cold (yes believe it or not cold) day. It was so bad that we stopped at a cheap market and everyone bought sweatshirts and umbrellas before we started a two-three hour walking tour around the city. On the walking tour we went to the cliffs on the other side of one of the harbors, the botanical garden (where we saw sleeping bats!),the shopping district,war memorials, the art museum, and ended up at Sydney harbor to see the opera house.
On Friday night we did a pub crawl around some of the oldest and most fun pubs in Sydney.
On Saturday we did a walking tour of many of the beaches of Sydney. Thankfully it only rained off and on that morning before a torrential downpour that afternoon and night. We also go to walk along the cliffs of the beaches getting spectacular views of the ocean and rock formations. The last photo is of Bondi Beach which is one of the most famous beach in Sydney. It even has it’s own show Bondi Rescue about the lifeguards, which my roommates and I watch every Monday.
On Sunday it was beautiful for a change. I did an Opera House tour and got to see three of the theaters (it holds 4) including the ballet and opera theaters. I also learned some interesting facts, like the glass expands with the heat of the day and that the designer of the opera house never saw it completed because of rift with the government about funding. Sadly we were not allowed to take pictures of the actual theaters but there was a beautiful view of the Harbor Bridge from one of the entrances to the Opera House.
For the rest of the day on Sunday I hung out around the harbor with friends before getting on the plane back to lovely Brisbane!
School is starting to become more work with assignments due dates coming up. But there is still fun to be had! This weekend I’m going to Byron Bay which is where I’ll get to kayak with dolphins and sky dive! I’m very excited to go there. I also just booked a trip to go to Melbourne with two of my roommates and we’re going to take a tour of the Great Ocean Road and see the 12 Apostles. Finally, I’m planning on going to Cairns for spring break to see the Great Barrier Reef!
I hope everyone is doing well at home! Cheers!