[Pixels Of] Day 5 & 6 : Royal Botanic Garden, Darling Harbour, Fish Market, Luna Park, Bondi Beach

Day 5

Sunshine instantly makes you happy and that is a fact πŸ™‚ Try finding a park and rolling around on the green grass and euphoria is yours. Lol I am exaggerating but seriously, just a little bit of sunshine will lift your mood. So stop hiding in the cave you call your room and catch some rays.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, next to Opera House is the perfect place to keep calm and concentrate on the little things in life. Pick a tree, just lay on the grass and enjoy the view of Sydney’s CBD. The Macquarie’s Chair, a chair carved into the stone is a popular spot to take in the view of the harbour. Get on board the Choo Choo Express to take a tour of the garden. Cute name indeed. And remember to eat some yummy gelato!

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Darling Harbour is another harbour that is a popular tourist spot. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Chinese Garden Of Friendship, a wildlife park and also Hard Rock Cafe are located all around the harbour. We took a 360 tour of the harbour by boarding the monorail for $5.

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Form Convention station, the tram took us to Fish Market station. The Sydney Fish Market, in Pyrmont is a blue building selling seafood both raw and cooked. Expect seafood that is wayyyy fresher and better than the Manhattan Fish Market chain restaurant we have in Malaysia. We took our lunch outside and enjoyed it on the pier. Dessert was awesome ice cream sandwich bought in one of the shops selling food which were beautifully packaged that you can them home as souvenirs.

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I love the Central station. I have a dream of temporarily living in Sydney for a year or two. Then one day I’ll wake up without any plans for the day and just head to Central. From Central you can practically travel to any part of Sydney by train, so I will be there and randomly purchase a trip to nowhere for the day πŸ™‚ But on Day 5, we went back to Circular Quay and boarded a ferry to Luna Park. A sunset ferry ride is a must do in Sydney, the colour of the sky is the perfect backdrop for the bridge and Opera House.

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Day 6

Those who know me well are aware that I love being on white sandy beaches. So I couldnt resist going to one of the most well know beach in Australia, Bondi Beach. It took almost an hour to get to Bondi by bus, but i thoroughly enjoyed the journey around town. The beach was almost deserted except for a few surfers and joggers.

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As previously planned, we had to stop by at Pancakes on the Rocks again before leaving Sydney. Brunch was blueberry pancakes, fishermen’s catch and fried calamari rings. We then headed for quick gallery and museums tour : Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Art Gallery of NSW and The Australian Museum.

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We couldn’t leave Sydney without having another meal at the Sydney Fish Market. This time we had the lobster which was big enough for the three of us. The last agenda of the day was to spoil ourselves with some last minute shopping in the DFO in Homebush.

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7 days 6 nights were sufficient for us to enjoy all the best that Sydney has to offer. Sydney is definitely one of the best cities in the world. The harbours offer breathtaking views, the locals are friendly and they always greet you with a smile. People were helpful, we were offered to have our pictures taken and our bags carried without us having to ask for help. The public transport system is very efficient and travellers can access the schedule online to plan their trips. The trains, buses, trams and ferries are frequent enough to handle the capacity and they are all included in the $60 MyMulti Pass, valid for a week.

We left Sydney on 5th of September at 11.00 am local time with heavy hearts and mind full of memories.

So that’s Sydney, from my point of view. Let’s start saving up for next year’s trip! πŸ™‚

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