We have spent the last 9 days in Sydney! For the first five days we stayed at a flat near circular quay with a lady called Patricia, who was lovely and took us out for an authentic cantonese lunch last weekend! We tried all sorts...most was lovely! We visited the Botanical Gardens...got chucked out of the Botanical Gardens because we were in there when it was shut!!!
On our first night in Sydney we bumped into Alex who we met in Thailand (think we scared him a little!) Its crazy here, this seems to happen alot bumping into people we've met ages ago! With some of the Oz bus we went to an Irish pub where there was Karaoke...unfortunately we didn't get to sing!
We went up the Sky Tower and then went to the Shanga-li hotel (which had a better view and was free!) It was very posh in there...there was a waiting list for the view! Cocktails very tasty.
On Tuesday night we climbed up the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was amazing. Got to see the Sun set and then we got to see all the city lights. Also the premiere for star trek was going on at the opera house so got to watch that from the top of the bridge!
On Wednesday we went on a beach tour with our hostel (Wake-up hostel) from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach. Got to visit the Bali bombing memorial site and a site where the Virgin Mary has been spotted. Also walked passed a man who lives on Bondi in a tent.
On Wednesday night we went to the Ice Bar at Circulaar Quay...a bar made completely ofice...again very nice cocktails! We had to wear massive parka jackets and mittens and snow boots...looked amazing! Ha!
The next day we got up early to go see the Blue Mountains at Katoomba! Yes, the mountains were very blue! We did alot of walking....infact Kirsty decided to make her own tracks through the mountains and nearly got us lost! Decided to stay on designated tracks from then!
We walked back in to our hostel on Thursday and who was there, it was Jamie! (who we went to Thailand with!) Was mad. So we went for drinks with him and his sister swapping travel stories (he has a few!)
Yesterday we went to Manly beach and tried to go to the cinema in the evening...but all the last showings had already begun, so went to get ice-cream instead!
Oh went to Surf Camp last week also, can officially surf now! Learnt to stand up after falling off alot! Worked so many muscles...was very achy afterwards!
P.S. We have added new photos but they are in the Thailand album as our blog does not work properly! xx