Well here we are! We gave back the van with no problems and spent a night in an airport motel. It was strange being in a bigger space and I missed the small space of the campervan. Ash suggested that to compensate I should shut myself in the bathroom or sit under the table! Anyway we didn't sleep great but got up and got our flight to Sydney.
For the first time ever we arrived in the day and I was on the right side of the plane, coming in at the right angle to see the amazing sight of the opera house and Sydney harbour bridge. I was very excited, much to the dismay of the stuffy business man who was sat next to me!
We got to our apartment which is right in the centre of Sydney in a bit I know quite well and then headed out for an evening of exploring. The centre of the city was busy with cars honking their horns and after being in New Zealand it was a real shock. We headed to Darling Harbour where it's much quieter and we ate outside looking over the harbour. Ash
finally managed to feed his craving to try some local seafood and ate a platter of the catch of the day, soft shell crab, prawns and squid. I had a salad!
After that we met my friend Chris for a couple of beers. I haven't seen him in almost 2 years and it was good to catch up. We were pretty tired as our heads thought we were two hours ahead so after a couple of beers we headed back. We are meeting Chris again for dinner on friday night.
Today we got up and I was eager to show Ash Sydney. We had a quick breakfast and then walked up to Circular Quay. This is the place in Sydney that you would all know from photos, it's the part of the harbour where the Opera house and Bridge is. It was quite hot and we admired the view but I'm not sure Ash was feeling the love of Sydney that I do. It's so very different to the breath taking views we have been seeing over the past few weeks in New Zealand. We wandered through the botanic gardens which are filled with huge tropical trees and
then wandered back into the city.
One of the best things about Sydney is its huge mix of people and many Asian people. So we had no problem finding some great Asian food for lunch. Then we wandered through Hyde Park, looked at the cathedral and did some shopping. Just now we went for a swim and Sauna and now we are getting ready to meet a friend of Ash's that he hasn't seen in a couple of years. We won't be out late though as we are up early to do a tour of The Blue Mountains and see the real Australia. I'm hoping to wow Ash with natural views and scenery!
Right I had better go.
Love and hugs to you all,
Wend and Ash xxxxxxxx
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