Sydney, Australia

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.

Sydney Opera House in the early morning

Sydney Opera House in the early morning

Downtown Sydney - at around 7 am

Downtown Sydney – at around 7 am

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.

A typical street in Sydney

A typical street in Sydney

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.

Bondi beach very close to Sydney

Bondi beach very close to Sydney

They also have a nice coastal walkway to the next two beaches further south, just a few miles away:

The coastal walkway

The coastal walkway

View of the ocean

View of the ocean

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.

 


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