So what’s going on in Sydney? Got into my new Hostel called Chili Blue. It’s quite cheap, maybe because I’m sharing room with six others. They’re all fine, two of them left today, people are coming and going. Most important: I slept well every up to now. Couldn’t manage to get breakfast last days, because I just woke up too early and couldn’t wait to get out.
On Sunday I went to Manly Beach. It’s pretty easy to get there. Just go to Circular Quay and take a ferry over to Manly. Then walk The Corso all the way down to the beach. I hung out there quite a long time, so that trip took me the whole day. Quite neat!
Everybody just goes to Bondi Beach, so if you’re in Sydney, go to Manly too.
Next day I did a nice trip all the way into the Blue Mountains. For some reason, I got out far too early and had to wait for the next train, so the trip into the West took me about three hours, return about two hours. In short (’cause time’s running out on this workstation, just paid 5 bucks for 100 minutes): Great views, great walks, and the Hop-on-Hop-off Explorer bus is quite neat. You should bring plenty of time to see as much things as possible. For sure, if you arrive at Katoomba railway station, buy your Explorer ticket (about 50 $), hop off at point 9 and walk all the way down the Great Steps back to the Scenic View, where you get a lift 300 metres back up to another bus station.
Today I climbed the Sydney Tower (OK, there’s a lift up for about 20 $). Can you figure out the Coca Cola sign somewhat in the middle of the picture? That’s Kings Cross, where I stay. Then saw that Monorail running through the city. So, back down to earth, bought a 10 $ ticket for a unlimited day ride, and that one really paid off. Hopped on about 10 times. It’s like a little rollercoaster. Did some people watching again on my favourite Pitt Street boulevard. Also walked through Darling Harbour. Lot’s of stores and restaurants.
Tomorrow: Bondi Beach!