Saturday has been one awesome day, really enjoyed myself. Having nothing really planned until the evening, I decided to take a walk back down to Darling Harbour, a place that is fast becoming one of my favourites. Walking down Cockle Bay and past Tumbalong Park will bring you to the Chinese Gardens of Friendship, a place I've been wanting to visit since the start of the week. It costs $6 to get in, which might seem a tad steep, but it's a fantastic and beautiful place to hang out and walk around for a couple of hours. It amazes me that in a bustling city there lies this awesome little garden that just resonates tranquility. There's even an option to dress up for $10 in Chinese garments and really "look the part".
After taking 80 odd photos in the gardens (plenty of editing to do), I wandered to a restaurant in Darling Quarter for lunch and had some traditional, English, Fish 'n' Chips, probably the best I've had. Sydney seems to be a good place for bettering everything else. After a laid back lunch I walked back towards the harbour and found a lovely little place called Palm Grove. It's just a bunch of palm trees under a highway that leads into the city from the Anzac Bridge, but it's a really peaceful place to just chill out. Another thing I'm learning about Sydney is just how many chill out spots there are. Compared to London, Sydney is pretty laid back.
Saturday night was meant to be a big pub crawl party night, so I started the night off at the first bar (Strike) with a $14 bottle of cider. Expensive and extortionate, yes, but well enjoyed. After emptying my lungs on the karaoke, we headed to three other bars/clubs and got to enjoy some pretty dire music. The music on the party bus was pretty good, but the clubs were a massive let down.
Sunday morning and afternoon ended up being a lazy day, doing nothing more exciting than washing my clothes (I seem to have run out of socks really quickly). Everyone was looking forward to the evening though, our last evening as an official group. To celebrate, we went for dinner up the $85 per person Sydney Tower Buffet. It's a revolving restaurant that serves up Crocodile, Camel and Roo among other things and also, amazing views. The night time views over Sydney are incredible and I'd love to come here again, it made for a brilliant night and a great end to the week.