Backpacking Pensioners travel blog

Sydney Harbour Bridge

From Sydney Tower

Sydney Opera House

We arrived in Sydney after an eventful flight, but at least with all our luggage intact. The lady sitting next to me (Sylvia) became very ill on the flight, after I summoned the flight attendant we had to move into the isle to allow the crew in. As we were in the way they moved us to the crew seats where we spent most of the rest of the flight. After breakfast we were able to return to our original seats and pleased to say she had recovered if still a little shaky.

After checking in to our hotel we went off in search of the sights of Sydney. We walked up the street our hotel is situated in towards the famous Sydney Harbour. Jeff made the comment that there seemed to be a lot of Chinese people about.

We got to the bridge to find it crowded with wedding parties (well at least 2), getting their wedding pictures with the famous backdrop. Some poor couple are going to get their wedding album and wonder who the two scruffs were standing about; either that or say 'who's that with Sylvia and Jeff'.

Sunday 1 Oct saw us out shopping to buy a new camera to take pictures to put on the blog site in case you don't believe we are here. Our last pictures were courtesy of a generous loan by our host's in South Africa.. We also discovered our hotel is in the heart of China Town. Our 12 hour train journey to Melbourne on the 4th has been booked and we should see lots of scenery, once we properly wake up after our 6am alarm.

Then we set off to explore. It is a long weekend holiday and down at Darling Harbour there was a Fiesta going on celebrating Latin American culture. We sat down for a while watching the dancing and soaked up the atmosphere, and some of the local beer. The Darling Harbour area is extremely interesting and we can highly recommend the Sydney Aquarium which is said to be the most visited attraction in Australia.

Monday saw us jumping on and off the different ferries that travel the harbour, this gave us views from the water of the Sydney skyline. The second photograph was taken from the Sydney Tower which gives 365 degree views around the city and harbour area.

A local Internet Café has been sussed out and we have come back to it purely for the blog site. In Thailand we got a can of coke and a straw. Wait until you see our next picture of the counter at this one.

We head for Melbourne tomorrow.

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