Actually I should write on my last assignment for this semester. But somehow I feel more like editing, uploading photos and writing this nice article for you guys.
But maybe I will keep it short and simple. So you only have to watch my millions of photos instead of reading my experiences.
Last weekend I was visting Sophie in Sydney. It was her last weekend before she head off to a big trip with some friends and leaving Australia afterwards. But she will come back, maybe.
My frist two days on Friday and Saturday were typical tourist days. I discovered the CBD (central business district), Opera House, Habour Bridge, Royal Botanic Garden, China Market and Darling Habour of my own. Sophie had her last working day and so we catched up late. We celebrated her last working day with some of her colleges at a place of one of them.
A long coast walk from Coogee beach up to Bondi beach was our start at Saturday. And if you believe it or not: We saw whales! yea! Alright, they have been a bit far away. But still! It is amazing how high they jump out of the water. The sea sculpture day was also at our way of the coastal walk. They have been around 140 sculpturs along the coast and on the beaches. Luckily that it was a sunny day and I got a little sun burn despite of sun cream. After a short bus trip we reached Watsons bay, where we had a nice view in the entrance of Sydney Harbour.
Our last trip of the day went to Manly beach with the ferry. Just to see how the second famous beach of Sydney is looking like: big!
Afterwards we met some friends of Sophie at an pizza restaurant in Newtown. Getting a basis for our party night. We went firstly to a pre-halloween party somewhere… and then to a farewell party of Sophies friend. Even in Sydney you get desperate of the public transport at night (some people say even at day 😉 ).
My last two rainy days were more quite, but also really nice. Having a look at Paddys Market and a cool 360° view from the Summit restaurant. A breakfast at Coogee beach and a closer look at the suburb Newtown, where Sophie was living a few weeks ago, was a great ending of my insights of Sydney.
To summarize my trip: It was a really nice weekend and there is a reason why Sydney and Melbourne competing each other. Still, I like both citys the same way. mmh, maybe Melbourne a little bit more, because I know more of the city and its lifestyle and culture. Sydney has a its advantage of the big habour and so many beaches to Tasman sea.
Here is a little map with the places I have been:
(map deactivated until I found a solution that you can watch the pics in a nice way and looking at the map…)