Brian and Andrea's big adventure travel blog

Our first view of Sydney...!

There she is - the Sydney Harbour Bridge

and the stunning Opera House

and a little cruise liner in for the weekend! Hello Oriana!

Can you see the little people climbing?

Here we are on the top!

The happy couple!

Brian and his ladies...

Charlie's Angels eat your heart out!

Safely back on the ground

Opera House 1

Opera House 2

Opera House 3

Great at every angle!

Who could be dropping in for a visit?

views along the circular quay

views down George Steet...downtown

sunset on Darling Harbour

Dinner with Mervyn

Tour of the city (hop on hop off)

NSW Public Library

Stop off at the Botanic Gardens

ahh beautiful flowers!

Andrea's snapping away!


Flower 5

Flower 6

Flower 7

Flower 8 - vibrant colours!

Look out for the flying foxes!!!

Can you see them hanging?

Back on the bus...

rub his nose for luck

Queen Vic - a gift from Ireland to Sydney

a massive church in the centre of town

another quick view of the busy harbour

life in Sydney!

Time for dinner...

What would you order??

Out to the landing point for Capt Cook

How it looks today!

How it looked when he landed in 1770

Could you have found it on this map? *

G'day from Sydney - a city with so much to see and do!

As we arrived, it was pouring from the heavens but that didn't stop us. We made our way to Cronulla area, south of Sydney's city centre (recently known more for its race riots...but all was safe and sound while we were there). We stayed with another friend from the Asia tour, Jill who joined us along with Kim (friend from Thailand trip) for a walk up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Yup...all the way to the top! What spectacular views from up there! We were so lucky to have a clear day.

After our 3 hour walk, we did our own dandering around the Rocks area (old parts of the city with cobble streets and loads of galleries) and down the circular quay area to the Opera House. Stunning from all angles!!!

That night, Mervyn from Perth/Northern Ireland met us for dinner down at Darling Harbour. It was great catching up on our journey since staying with them in Perth. Ironically enough, where we ended up going for dinner that night was where Simon from our Vietnam trip was working! It was such a surprise seeing him again - small world!

The next day we did a tour of the city with the hop on hop off bus. We've included a few shots from the highlights - including the flying fox bats and flowers in the Botanical gardens.

We then took a trek out to the spot Captain Cook landed many moons ago (1770). Now it looks a lot more industrial as you can see.

***NOTE: can you figure out what the last photo is? It was the imprint left on Brian's hand as he leaned on it while gazing over the harbour watching all of the water traffic. We really enjoyed it...

Oh yes, and we ordered the kangaroo - it was tasty! ;-)

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