Some of our best friends just came back from Sydney Australia and alls they could do was go on and on about the amazing trip they had. So naturally we started looking into prices and dates that we could fit it into our vacation. We had to also see about transportation and hotels while we were there, it would be terrible if we had to pay a cab to take us everywhere around that huge city. Would you believe that Avis had a rental car company right at the airport there? We rented a Ford Escape and boy was it nice to cruise around the city in.
The first day we were there we charted a boat to take us through Sydney’s world famous harbor where we got the opportunity to take some amazing pictures of the Opera House. From seeing the pictures I always believe that the Opera House was just an architectural masterpiece, but as we got closer and closer to it I couldn’t believe how enormous it was! We ate at a restaurant in Mosman that night, all the places to eat are on the water, and you can see fish and dolphins everywhere during the day… made me want to fish so bad.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is massive, we couldn’t believe how high it went, and it was already suspended hundreds of feet over the water! We paid to take a tour of the bridge, and we didn’t realize that when they said tour they meant we were actually going to climb it! It has stairs leading all the way to the top and I swear by the time we reached the summit I was ten pounds lighter. It was hard but it was defiantly worth the view, we have to remember sunscreen if we ever do it again, we were burnt crisp at the end.
We took a fairy ride from Bondi to Coogee, some of the most popular beaches in Australia. The waters were this beautiful color, a hue I really have never seen before, almost a purplish color. We ended up eating at this restaurant that was actually suspended above the beach, you could see down into the water, a really neat experience. I almost feel spoiled eating at these great restaurants near the water, but just about everywhere in Sydney is at the waters edge! This restaurant actually sold buried eggs to eat, apparently they have been left underground for months, disgusting, but we saw so many people eating them.
We will defiantly be coming back to Sydney, our friends were right, it was great. There are still a lot of sites we didn’t get the opportunity to see, next time we will have to schedule a longer vacation!