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
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.
It’s also a good spot to admire the Sydney Opera House from a distance.
On the road: 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
If I were Catholic, I would love to get married in this Church.
Deciding where to go next…
Off to our fourth stop: Bondi Beach
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.
It was a warm winter day so going to the beach wasn’t as depressing as it would’ve been otherwise.
Not the smartest move to wear a zipped up boots. It was all wet inside. Eeeek.
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?!?
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
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.