I didn't realize that Sydney would be this much fun, especially since I was exploring it on my own. I started off by catching the train in Burwood, where Cate's work is, to Town Hall. Sydney town hall is a beautiful historic building and it was a neat first site to see. I also saw the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) which was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898. It's a rather posh and upscale mall. I couldn't afford anything in the mall - but it was really cool to walk through.
After seeing town hall and QVB I walked up and down George Street then Pitt Street. I saw Center Point Tower - which is the highest building Sydney. I didn't go to the top because it was expensive, but it still makes for a cool picture.
The Sydney Opera House was AMAZING! I didn't think it was going to be as neat as it was. The Opera House is so unique and it is a grand architectural feat. I walked around the outside snapping pictures of the Opera House and got some great self pictures. If I do say so myself. :)
Once I was done at the Opera House I walked around to Circular Quay. Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney Harbour, situated at a small inlet called Sydney Cove, the founding site for Sydney and Australia. It was cool to see and I took the opportunity to grab some chips while I was there. (Chips being french fries.)
On the ride over I sat next to two older guys. Turns out that they are from Seattle (Washington) and know where La Grande is. Haha. What are the chances that while in Australia, on a ferry to Manly Beach, I run into two guys who know where I live!
Anyways - I arrived at Manly Whorf and took the chance to explore the beach. The water was a little chilly, but I still look my flip flops off and rolled up my pants and played in the sand. I didn't spend heaps of time on the beach but I definitely got the 'Manly' experience. Plus I bought some cool souvenirs for people! (Hope you all are excited to see them!)
Once I got back from Manly Beach I walked around for a while then caught the train back to Burwood with Tamara. Cate made chicken burritos and my oh my were they good! Plus icecream. It's been a perfect day!