Royal Bot Gardens and Darling Harbour
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Royal Botanical Gardens: It was nice, but i am not much of a botanist, so many of the trees start to look the same after a while, but either way it is very tranquil and i believe whether you are into plants or not, provide you with a very relaxing walking. the most exciting part of the gardens is this section, cant remember which i was kinda meandering about, but it is completely dominated by flying foxes, i wish i had the words that describe it, it felt like the seen out of the 2nd indiana jones movie where they are in the forest and they look up and all the bats are flying over them almost blocking out the sky. they are shreiking and playing around it is wonderous to see them acting like they would in the wild, it is what i wish zoo's could be. it is odd, they must be really dependant on those trees with so many of them i figured i would have seen some outside the gardens but you do not, and they definately do not deviate too far from the trees.
Darling Harbour: It was ok, nothing really too standoutish about this place. it is mainly surrounded by tourist stuff. there is a wildlife park (think shitty zoo), aquarium (it is supposed to be good), and then on the other side of the bridge is a naval museum. i never went to any one of these places, i never found them entertaining. the best part of the harbour for me was the ships docked outside the museum, there were attendents there to tell you stories about the boats and you can go take pictures and have a close look for free. some of them you can go on, but that requires money, the ones i saw you can do on were a destroyer, a big sailing ship (looks like it is out of the 18th cent), and i am not sure about the submarine they have docked there, i didnt see anyone climbing into it while i was there.