Ugh! Our luck! The day we flew out of Melbourne, it turned out to be bright and sunny. While we were waiting at the airport, we could see the bright blue day outside. That day should have been the day we drove up to the Great Ocean Road or the Yarra Valley.
Anyhow, Sydney pretty much made up for it! 😀 And it felt great to be back!
The day we landed was bright and warm and we didn’t need any jackets and mufflers. It was so mood uplifting and liberating, really. It was one of the very few times, I’ve experienced how much of an affect weather can have on your mood.
This time we were staying at an Airbnb very close to the city center and that made things easy. The house itself was awesssome :). After an amazing lunch in the neighborhood, we ventured out on foot. We headed to Circular Quay, for the Opera House guided tour we had booked in advance. This was my second time in Sydney – I loved it then and and I loved it now!
Circular Quay was lovely as always, with the hive of activity and the views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. If you cannot catch a show at the opera house, I would really recommend the guided tour. You need to see how grand the main theater is and I can only imagine how spectacular the performances there would be. Goose bump raising kinds!
Once the tour was done, we hung around and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. In that moment I was counting my lucky stars, taking in mental pictures and living my dopamine releasing future memories 😀
On our way back, we stopped for some delicious butter and jam croissants and coffee and this cafe called Portobello which overlooks the harbour. Just what we needed in that weather!
Next day started with a visit to Queen Victoria Mall aka QVB. It’s the prettiest shopping mall I’ve ever been to! You have to go there even if just for a stroll. I can assure you, you will feel like you’re living in the 18th century. Of course no one is stopping you from enjoying a leisurely meal at one of the many casual dining options or picking up some chocolates from Haigh’s.
From there we headed to Bondi by bus. Since, it was still chilly we didn’t plan any beach activities. Instead we enjoyed a really great lunch at one of the alfresco cafes and then headed to burn all that up on the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. I had enjoyed it so much before that I wanted my friends to do this. I for one did not mind revisiting for one simple reason – breathtaking views ❤
Sydney had been great so far and we had so much planned for the next couple of days!
Ending this post with the thought below and I’ll be back tomorrow peeps 😉
“Don’t worry about the world ending today,
It’s already tomorrow in Australia” – Charles M. Schulz