It was late when we got intk Sydney. Elena had reserved us beds so we didn't have to spend ages walking around the city. It was an alright place but none of us managed to get any sleep, for we had a snorer in the room. Not just your average snorer who every so often will make a noise, this was a constant stream of loud sound. Not even playing music with headphones on could block it out!
In the morning we moved hostels and went to a cheaper area of the city. We took a walk through the Botanical Gardens and saw the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It's quite cool seeing these things in real life but if they weren't famous I wouldn't really give them a second glance! From there we watched an awful street performer for 45 minutes, waiting for the big finale of riding a huge unicycle which was incredibly disappointing. It gets dark really early so we headed back to the hostel and got ready for our last night out as a foursome. We got a bus to a bar with the hostel and at one point the whole bus was singing the British national anthem- this was a bit weird, I felt like I was on the way to a football match rather than a club! The club was pretty disappointing, we'd been told that there was a floor which played decent music but alas, there wasn't.
The morning of our second day was mostly spent faffing about with check out and breakfast. We made it out and took advantage of the public transport system, catching buses and trains around the city. Our first stop was to Chinatown to try and buy cheap, warm clothes, this turned out to be moderately successful but I think we'll be spending a lot more time finding warm clothes in Christchurch! We made it over to Bondi beach where they had a small Christmas market thing happening. There was an ice rink, Christmas trees dotted around and a tent giving out free chai lattes. It was a little odd seeing as their winter is still pretty warm and Christmas is another 5 months away. From Bondi we made our way over to Watson's Bay where there is supposed to be an awesome view of the city, unfortunately it was pitch black when we got there and couldn't see anything. We caught the ferry back to our hostel area, this was a bit more fun as we passed right by the bridge and opera house. Our evening was mostly spent eating any food we couldn't take to New Zealand and then made our way to the airport. We had a bit of a scare as we were planning on sleeping there when we discovered that the departure terminal is closed between 11pm and 4am. Luckily we found a place after walking about for a bit where loads of other people were sleeping so joined them.
It's crazy that we're about to leave Australia, this month jas gone so fast and our final month in NZ is sure to go even faster. We'll be back home before you know it!