So after 4 planes and 2 days of traveling from Cancun, Mexico I arrived in Sydney, Australia.
My first impression: There are so many beautiful girls everywhere… And: Driving in a bus on the left side of the road is weird.
Later I find that people actually walk on the left as well and even stand left on the elevators.
First day in Sydney
After a good sleep I woke up at around 4 am and then went for an early walk at around 6 am on a Sunday morning.
The birds in the park make unfamiliar noises and some of them have very long, crooked beaks – nothing like I’ve seen before.
First night I stayed at a hostel full of Germans (including the staff). It seems that pretty much everyone working at the hostels are here with the 1-year Work & Travel program which I used to work in Canada some years back.
Central Sydney is very loud. Lots of people, cars and quite stressful. So despite being quite nice, Sydney is still a large city with all that comes with it.
Bondi beach in Sydney
The closest beach to downtown Sydney is called Bondi beach. It is about 5 miles away and takes a subway and a bus to get there.
They also have a nice coastal walkway to the next two beaches further south, just a few miles away:
Sydney has palm trees, but even in the summer (their February is like our August) there are cloudy days. Of the 5 days I was in Sydney, 2 were clouded with some light rain.