From Adelaide to Sydney

I was meant to make a really good friend on this day. She flew from Adelaide to visit a common friend. By the way, she loved it so much she now lives in Sydney – or maybe it’s all because of me.

We rode the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus to get us around Circular Quay, the CBD, Bondi, then back to Chinatown.

First stop: The Rocks, Circular Quay

The Rocks


This is the pick-up point for the hop-on hop-off bus from Circular Quay, please take note that this was from 2010, so it might have changed (although I doubt it). Just a couple steps away from the Circular Quay station.

Opera House

It’s also a good spot to admire the Sydney Opera House from a distance.

On the road: Sydney CBD

Hop-on Hop off

hop on hop off bus

hop on hop off

Sydney CBD


We didn’t get off the CBD. We chose to admire its beauty from the top of our tour bus and it was majestic! The Queen Victoria Building is really such a gem and even to this day, I walk through the QVB on a daily basis and it never gets old.

Second stop: The Australian Museum


I guess at the time we weren’t cultured enough to go in. In fact, I still haven’t been inside The Australian Museum so watch this space.

Third stop: St. Mary’s Cathedral

St. Mary's Cathedral


If I were Catholic, I would love to get married in this Church.


Deciding where to go next…

hop on hop off bus

Off to our fourth stop: Bondi Beach

Bondi Road


But first, we must recuperate with some Italian food. Along the strip of Bondi Road, there are myriad of food choices – Italian, Asian, fast food, pizza, burgers, seafood, Middle Eastern, Indian, pub food, you name it, they have it!

Then have some gelato by the beach.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

It was a warm winter day so going to the beach wasn’t as depressing as it would’ve been otherwise.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach



Not the smartest move to wear a zipped up boots. It was all wet inside. Eeeek.



Bondi Beach


Bondi Beach


I. LOVE. DOGS. I unfortunately live in a unit and both Wade and I work FT so poor doggie will have to live in a tiny balcony during the day… so no dogs for us 😦

Ugh! Which reminds me of our neighbour who has a Husky living in its balcony.


Besides dogs, I have penchants for beautiful doors and walls. The one fun thing about writing about something that happened a fair bit ago is seeing your clothes. Why did I buy those boots?!?


Headband, Equip

Sunnies, Ray Ban

Scarf, Cotton On (one of the three things I still own in this outfit)

Shirt, Zara (ended up as a pajama shirt 2 years ago)

Cardigan, a hand me down from my sister-in-law

Jeans, F&H (a Filipino fast fashion brand)

Boots, Rubi Shoes

Fifth stop, Chinatown




Walking around Sydney makes you hungry so time for some affordable dessert along Dixon Street, Haymarket.

Sixth stop, Darling Harbour for dinner

Pancake House

Pancake House

At the famous Pancakes on the Rocks, I honestly don’t know what the fuss is about as there’s always a massive queue during peak hours. It’s nice but I wouldn’t queue up for it although I would go back for it.


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