So Canberra is probably the most boring "city" in the world!! It is very clean and has some slightly interesting features mainly the way the city is shaped, however the main attraction as far as we could see was the fountain. The fountain is famed for shooting water well over 100 meters in the air. Today however, it was not working! So we literally did nothing all day. It was however, one of Alice's most enjoyable days as she finally got her "noodles in a box" which she has wanted since we arrived. We then left and headed for Sydney stopping off at Wollongong.
It was however, Easter weekend and so there was basically nothing to do, all the shops were shut and it was cold, so we couldn't even go to the beach. We eventually decided to go buy some beers, but, of course you cant sell beer to take away, only to have in the bars on a "religious" holiday. As a result we ended up in a local fishing club where we bought a million raffle tickets (the prize was beer or wine) Just our luck, we didnt win, but during the wait for the raffle we soon ended up rather merry anyway. The place we were staying was weird it was a campsite full of people who actually lived there. They had weird makeshift houses which were very strange I think they were like the rednecks of Oz. We were keen to move on and hit SYDNEY!!
Literally the best place in the world (bar London) Sydney is amazing really amazing!! After we eventually found the campsite due to two girls navigating us through the city (such a bad idea) we went into town the and found they were having a hoopla festival! So we really arrived on a good day! We parked up and wondered though china town and towards the harbour, where we saw a band doing covers of James bond and queen, whilst suspended from ropes and flying round the crowd and the stage! Pretty cool. Needless to say the sun was shining and everyone there was happy and really enjoying themselves. We wandered through the busy harbour and sat and watched some, wait for it..... break-dancing on stilts!! Only in OZ! We spent the afternoon snapping famous sights such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The opera house is one of those few sights where you can just hardly believe that your really there or that its really real. It is, as Sydney is, AMAZING! The city is clean and vibrant and makes Melbourne and Perth look boring and small.
We also went to MANLY named when a white man saw the some aboriginals working and thought they looked... MANLY. Its a suburb of Sydney and is very unspoiled. The beach is pleasant and quite busy, and the town is full of alfresco cafes and clothes shops. We loved manly and today we are off to Bondi which is supposed to be even better. I don't know if I can cope might have to live here forever.