Aaah, the feeling when we landed it Sydney. If you've following me on my Australian journey you'd probably know that we missed our first day here because of Qantas. Now we had to complete 3.5 days of our tour in 2.5 days! Anyway, here's how we managed.
We stayed at Holiday Inn Potts Point in Sydney and had the most magnificent view of Sydney Harbor and the surrounding area. The picture below needs no explanation.
It was cold in Sydney, but not as bad as we expected. As usual, the sun peeked out whenever it felt like.
We headed to Sydney Harbor after checking into our hotel using public transport. We were finally able to see Australia's most popular icon "Sydney Opera House" with our own eyes.
Sydney Harbor Bridge was right beside it. Basically, we just had to get down at Circular Quay and just walk around. We saw people take a cruise and climb the Harbor bridge too, but we didn't do any of those.
Next to both of these, were The Rocks. With its cobblestone lanes, cozy cafes and distinctive buildings, I found this area quite beautiful. It was as though we we stepped into a different era. We had lunch at one the nightclubs here (nightclub turned family restaurant during the day!).
After lunch, we headed back to the same train station where we got off and went on a food adventure. Yup! This woman can eat! Sydney is filled with a number of unique eateries and during our holiday planning, I made a note of a few that I wanted to visit.
Some of the places weren't nearby, but public transportation did make life much easier. The Grumpy Barista was first on the list! A cozy little cafe famous for its injection cronuts. Thank goodness, we were right on time for those last 3 injection cronuts. The guys behind us were forced to buy their regular ones.
Next, we visited The Choc Pot. Little did we know that they had a branch much closer to where we were. This video below needs no explaining! This is a dessert lover's haven.
Later that evening, we headed to one of Sydney's shopping malls (Macquarie Shopping Centre) to try out Aqua S - a very dreamy ice cream and The Missing Piece for funky looking drinks. To our luck, both of them were located in the same mall!
Watch out for the next post for Day 2 in Sydney xx
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