Hello you massive, gorgeous city you! Sydney was where the British first settled and now I know why. Beautiful harbour with breathtaking beaches and good weather.
The first night, I met up with Chase and Henry (2 Americans I met in Bali). We had drinks at the Beresford hotel. Man, Sydney cops do not mess around. We saw two guys got taken down by cops because one was really drunk in public and the other was asked to leave the bar and he didn’t even seem that drunk. Both resisted and got the pavement in their face and a night in jail.
The next day I hopped on the train to Circular Quay (pronounced Circular Key) to take a ferry to Manly. It is such a beautiful spot. You have a great view of the Harbour Bridge and of course the famous Opera House. The ferry ride is ridiculously beautiful! Sail boats race around and views of the surrounding land is incredible.
Jeff, my Canadian friend I met in Costa Rico a few years back, picked me up at the Manly Wharf. We had a BBQ for his mom’s bday. His parents, friends and girl friend were all awesome. We played beer pong and flip cup! Then we hit the town!
Back to mainland Sydney. When I arrived back to the circular quay I walked over to the opera house.
While walking back to the train there was a street performer who jumped over a lil boy on a tricycle.
Early the next morning I went on Kangarific wine,beer, chocolate and cheese tasting tour in Hunter Valley.
First we went to an animal sanctuary. They had koalas, kangaroos, wombats, lorikeet’s, cockatoos and peacocks. In New South Whales, it is illegal to hold koalas. Thank god I got to hold one in Brisbane, which is in Queensland where they will soon change the law as well.
The Hunter is the oldest wine region in Australia and they produce boutique wines, not massive commercial wines. This region is known for their Shiraz’s, which is my favorite wine.
Hunter Valley Brewery is the only brewery in the hunter. My favorite was the Cranky Pants IPA. They get the barely from Yakama Washington, maybe that’s why I liked it so much. Ya! aMerica (the A is silent)!!
The weather was good so my adorable Taiwanese roommie, Junco, and I took the bus to Bondi Beach and did the sculpture by the sea walk.
Here is the count down:
4-inclusion. I like the use of lines
3- flow- made of recycled bottle caps. What’s not to love its colorful and the artist recycled.
2- sea breeze – I liked the reflection that showed the ocean.
1- Horizon gets number one because it turns the world upside down in a mesmorizing manner.
On the way there we ran into Kyle, Chase and Henry. I’m always randomly running into Kyle. Lol.
Off to Melbourne to celebrate Halloween