We arrived in Sydney at about 6AM, I didn’t want to waste a moment of the time I had there, so after arranging to meet up with one of the girls I showered and changed, then chilled for a while before heading out to explore. Some of the crew had mentioned that a really nice thing to do in Sydney was to have a champagne breakfast at one of the many restaurants and cafes, so we set off to find somewhere!
Our hotel is near Darling Harbour, which has lots of places to eat and drink, we found a place we both liked the look of and were soon enjoying our champagne breaky, it was a perfect start to the day 🙂
After we had sat for a while, chatting and people watching, we thought it was time we got a move on and went to see the bridge and the opera house. We hopped in a Uber and we were on our way. It felt so surreal to see the bridge and the opera house in person, when you think of Australia you think of these iconic landmarks. I was worried that I would feel a bit underwhelmed by them, but I didn’t at all. We had a drink in a bar, where we got chatting to two lovely brothers talking about our job and travels. Although it might sound like we didn’t do much other than sit around, we had been out and about for quite a while and as we hadn’t slept we were both really starting to feel tired so we made our way back to the hotel so we could sleep. We had arranged to meet for dinner, but we were both so tired that we slept right through. I woke up in the early hours of the morning absolutely starving, so after a quick Google I made my way to a nearby 7-11 where I bought my standard noodles and also a pack of Tim Tams. I was not overly impressed by them if I’m being truthful, although that didn’t stop me from scoffing the entire packet haha!
I didn’t want to venture too far today as pickup was at 2PM and I hate worrying about making it back in time to get ready etc. We have a MF Facebook group, lots of people post hints and tips for things to do down route, so I had a search and a few people had mentioned that the Chinese Garden of Friendship was a nice thing to do on departure day. At only $6 entry I thought I would give it a try.
I would definitely recommend a visit to the garden, they were so calm and relaxing and a nice break from the hustle and bustle. I do advise that you try to visit when they open though, I arrived about 10AM and when I left just before midday it was starting to get quite busy and I know I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much if I had went later in the day.
I really enjoyed my short time in Sydney, I hope I get rostered another trip again as there is so much that I would love to do! Top of my list being a visit to the Blue Mountains and one of the many beaches.