Sydney: Botanical Gardens, Harbour Bridge and Opera House
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After being a week in Sydney and haven't seen any thing, except car dealers and the well known party area of town Kings Cross with lots of clubs/bars/strip clubs/gentlemen clubs/junk food and lots of people from all around the world (yeah it's a great place :p), it was about time to be a tourist and check out Sydney's famous attractions.
We went by bus to Bondi Beach. Don't really understand why the beach is soooo famous. To me it was just a normal beach. You couldn't really take swim because of the surfers, the water was cold (I know it's only spring time yet) and the wind was chilling... Maybe it's just us Dutchies who wanna say I've been to the beach in September... Good thing was, because of the weather it wasn't really busy.
The Botanical Gardens, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are really close to the hostel where I'm staying at. It's just half an hour walk. On your way to the bridge and Opera House you walk through Hyde Park and the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Sydney people are extremely sportive, every where in park people were doing sports (running, biking, boxing lessons, ...) I was really surprised and almost felt guilty for not being so active the last two weeks...
In the Botanical gardens are a lot of animals too, parrots, fruit bats (megabats) and lots of other bird species you don't see in the Netherlands. A few nights ago a saw a possum in the park. I'm quite surprised by all the 'wild' animals that are just living in a city, not even in nature... Guess it's not a problem for them.
Sydney is a pretty green city. Lots of (small) park every where. People are taking naps in the grass, not worrying about any thing.
Crossing the Botanical Gardens you reach the Opera House. On pictures looks it much nicer... We walked around and were not allowed to get in. From here we could also see the Harbour Bridge. You can actually walk over the bows of the bridge, but that cost about a 110€ !! Just for having a great view over Sydney...
Not much to write yet... Tomorrow I'll get my car!! And then I drive to a campsite close to Newcastle (NSW) and will stay there a few nights before going to Tamworth for the Jackaroo & Jilleroo School. A Dutch girl will travel with me the next week, so she can be my navigator and make sure I stay on the left side of the road :p