First Day in Sydney, Australia

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my hotel I stayed at in Sydney good hotel, for the price, near everything i needed

Day 2 of Australia Adventure - Sydney   - April 18th 2010

After dropping my bags off at the Y Hotel. I then make my way to check out Sydney. First stop I make to is Hyde Park which is almost across the street from where I am staying at.
First glance besides that everyone drives on the left side of the road. Is that people walk on the left side of the sidewalk as well. So this may take time to get used to as we all walk on the right side in other parts of the world.
Hyde Park is a nice area with all the trees and water fountains near by. Lots of people out and about and the weather is nice.
From here I am able to view the state capital building in Sydney for the state New South Wales.

map of the main tourist area of Sydney


Starting to enjoy this city and get my bearings. I make my way down to the Botanic Gardens and take many photos of this area as well.  I walk about the area and I can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the distance. To this is my main goal today and the main thing that people come to Australia to see. I make my way down to the harbour and come face to face with the famous Sydney Opera House.
It is a great site with its roof tops shaped like sails as to resemble the many sail boats in Sydney Harbour. It is a picturesque view here and the harbour with the bridge in the background is very neat.
I walk around the building and its a great view and take many photos of this structure. As there are many other people here doing the same thing. I decide that since I came all this way to Australia, I should do the inside tour of the Sydney Opera house.
my first view of the Sydney Harbour bridge, isn't it amazing!!
I make my way to the main lobby area of the Opera house to get my tickets. Inside the lobby area it is not really totally special to see. More so just a room with lots of concrete. I get my ticket for the guided tour of the Opera house. During the tour the guide tells us about the history and who made the building. A very interesting history. I will not tell you the entire story as I will let you all come and visit the opera house in Sydney on your own. The inside the opera house there is more then one concert hall. The main large one is for sure a great site to see, the other smaller ones are more so just average looking to my opinion. I do not have many photos of the inside as we were not allowed to take photos here. As well I will let you all come and see the building yourself. In one lobby area, the walls are also made to resemble sails and the windows panes are followed in the same way as well.
It is a great tour and from here it is done and my time is finished at the Sydney Opera House.
Then make my journey and do a walkabout of the Circular Quay which is all around the harbour area. It is made up the cafes and restaurants and ferry terminals all near by. I head my way towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I after walking around few streets make my way up the stairs to get to the walkway of the bridge. There is an excursion for just over $200 in which you can climb the beams of the bridge. I decided I will skip that and just walk across the bridge for free. It is a good walk going across the bridge and get to see the Sydney Harbour from a different prospective. It is totally worthwhile to see this amazing place with the opera house and Sydney Skyline in the background. I make my way all across th bridge to North Sydney and take a few photos.
I then walk back and then continue to walk all around the downtown portion of Sydney.
I briefly head back to the hotel for a little bit to just clean up and sort some things out.

I go walk up the street to the local supermarket and get some fruit and other things for snacks and a cheap lunch as well. Then later on that evening, do some more exploring. I make the mistake of walking around this one area street called Oxford street only to find its the main area for the Gay and Lesbian culture, all well everyone to their own. I then walk down many more streets and end up near by Hyde Park again. I noticed many bats are flying around here, which I think is totally awesome experience. I go and wander around China town of Sydney. There is a really large community of Asian descent here in Sydney to which is a good thing.
views from outside of my hotel
You have a big choice of all types of Asian food from Chinese, Japanese, Thai and many many more. I am on a small budget so for food tonight I just resort to a burger and fries from Hungry Jackâ��s which almost resembles Burger King. From here it is now abit late as I plan to make and early start tomorrow morning to see more of Sydney. I make it back to the hotel and have a small snack of Coca Cola and chips and watch some Aussie TV. To which I notice that Discovery channel is on and the show Mythbusters I watch. Then it is off to bed as the start  of my great Australian Adventure. Stay tuned for more .


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my hotel I stayed at in Sydney
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my hotel I stayed at in Sydney g…
map of the main tourist area of Sy…
map of the main tourist area of S…
my first view of the Sydney Harbou…
my first view of the Sydney Harbo…
views from outside of my hotel
views from outside of my hotel
Hyde Park
Hyde Park
a neat museum in Hyde Park
a neat museum in Hyde Park
interesting bird, however they lik…
interesting bird, however they li…
interesting trees in the park
interesting trees in the park
a neat church
a neat church
tower view of the city
tower view of the city
fancy fountain
fancy fountain
another neat building
another neat building
fancy building
fancy building
Sydney Botanic gardens
Sydney Botanic gardens
nice view of skyline from Gardens
nice view of skyline from Gardens
a neat building
a neat building
an important building
an important building
i think this is a neat tree
i think this is a neat tree
so is this another neat tree
so is this another neat tree
cruise line near the harbour
cruise line near the harbour
my first view of the Sydney Opera …
my first view of the Sydney Opera…
another angle of the Opera House
another angle of the Opera House
view of the Bridge
view of the Bridge
view of top of Bridge of people wh…
view of top of Bridge of people w…
the bridge again, very amazing
the bridge again, very amazing
view of Sydney Harbour
view of Sydney Harbour
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
stairs up to Sydney Opera House
stairs up to Sydney Opera House
at the top of the Opera House
at the top of the Opera House
close up of the roof , looks like …
close up of the roof , looks like…
view of Skyline of Sydney
view of Skyline of Sydney
ticket for the opera house tour
ticket for the opera house tour
inside the opera house
inside the opera house
view of one area of the opera house
view of one area of the opera house
inside windows
inside windows
view of harbour from inside the op…
view of harbour from inside the o…
Circular Quay
Circular Quay
another side of Opera House
another side of Opera House
there it is again
there it is again
Circular Quay
Circular Quay
same area
same area
sea gull
sea gull
another shot of the Opera House
another shot of the Opera House
skyline of Sydney
skyline of Sydney
a nice looking restaurant area
a nice looking restaurant area
view of Opera House
view of Opera House
horse drawn carriage
horse drawn carriage
some historic buildings
some historic buildings
a neat tunnel
a neat tunnel
better view of the tunnel
better view of the tunnel
Australian Flag
Australian Flag
view of area
view of area
on top of the Sydney Bridge, going…
on top of the Sydney Bridge, goin…
roadway on bridge
roadway on bridge
Opera house again
Opera house again
walking down the bridge
walking down the bridge
view of Sydney Harbour
view of Sydney Harbour
the harbour, very blue
the harbour, very blue
great view of Sydney Harbour and t…
great view of Sydney Harbour and …
another great view of Sydney Harbo…
another great view of Sydney Harb…
other side of the Bridge
other side of the Bridge
another side of the Sydney Bridge
another side of the Sydney Bridge
more of the harbour
more of the harbour
a good building
a good building
another cool building
another cool building
statue of some guy
statue of some guy
an important church
an important church
that cool park again
that cool park again
a guy walking goats
a guy walking goats
a neat building
a neat building
a cool lighted up place
a cool lighted up place
in hotel room, the tv was in the c…
in hotel room, the tv was in the …
not bad room, with tv in the closet
not bad room, with tv in the closet
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300