Sydney Travel Blog› entry 6 of 9 › view all entries
Jasus! We must be getting used to the concentration camp that is Peter's, because once again we found the will to spend a day off sightseeing. We'd seen most of the things Sydney has on offer, except for another waterside area known as Darling Harbour. The Sydney Exhibtion Centre is there, and since there was a massive book, cd and dvd sale advertised on tv which claimed to have millions of discounted products there that sealed the deal for us.
The weather was warm again if a little cloudy, and we managed to get there in good time for a change. First we went to Paddy's market, which is a simple massive indoor market with hundreds of stores right next to Darling Harbour.
We headed next to the Exhibition Centre where lots of the indoor sport events were held during the Sydney 200 Olympics. This is where the sale was on, and sure enough there was a football sized warehouse with thousands of books and cds on sale, so we killed an few hours and a couple of dollars there. Afterwards we walked around Darling Harbour, which had a Dutch ship in dock that was a replica of the one that sailed all the way from Holland before Captain Cook discovered Australia, but failed to travel inland and claim the continent. They had made the sailing without any engines, exactly like the original, fair play. Lunatics. There was also a few battleships docked in the bay, and the view of the nearby skyscrapers was stunning. We eat a tasty kebab by the watersedge while some carol singers were singing behind us, coaxing the crowd into some festive spirit dispite the sweltering heat. We spent a happy hour or two there before heading for home. Only one more week left in work. As always, the last one will be the longest!