so i went, and ended up falling absolutely head over heels for this city. it's a much busier city than auckland, and reminded me a little bit more of new york with the high rises, ample public transportation, and the abundance of restaurants, shops, and other entertainment. one thing sydney does have on new york, however, was that i was able to get on a bus for 20 minutes and get to an amazingly beautiful beach for the day. also a plus, it seemed like a few american products i have been missing were more readily available in sydney. which is pretty strange considering the shipping cost to australia versus new zealand shouldn't a vast difference. just saying...
anyway, i went into the trip with loose plans. i didn't want to disappoint myself if i wasn't able to do everything i wanted, however, by some miracle i checked most things i had on my list and more. this means i'll be doing a couple of posts about some of the things i did, but in the meantime below are a few of the highlights of sydney.
hyde part artsy photo
last artsy sydney photo...maybe.
sydney opera house.
sydney harbour bridge.
a small alley filled with birdcages i stumbled down while exploring. not sure if there's any more significance than that.
oh sydney, you're so considerate!