Sydney Update

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!

Ferry to Manly

Ferry to Manly

Manly Beach

Manly Beach

The other end of Manly Beach

The other end of Manly Beach

Return ferry

Return ferry

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.

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

The famous Three Sisters

The famous Three Sisters

Blue Mountain Rainforest

Blue Mountain Rainforest

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.

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower

Pitt Street

Pitt Street

Sydney Skyline via Darling Harbour in the evening

Sydney Skyline via Darling Harbour in the evening

Tomorrow: Bondi Beach!

Weekend pic:

Having fun with Conan and Miles

Having fun with Conan and Miles

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6 responses to “Sydney Update

  1. Wow … great mountains and also a nice beach. Did you go swimming? It seems a little bit cold because everyone wears a long shirt. But when you consider that it is actually winter there …
    My winter will be a little bit different 🙂

    Have fun! Kathi

  2. No didn’t go swimming yet, stepped in though. But the good thing in Winter here is: The water has almost the same temperature as the air outside, with about 14 C cold nevertheless. Of course nothing compared to Winter in Canada 😀

  3. Amazing pictures. Wow, I’d really like to do a swap with you 😉 I wish you all the best for your internship and I’m looking forward to reading your blog.
    Have a great time, Tanja

  4. Looking at that pictures makes me get itchy feet. Australia is amazing … since I’ve been there I love it.
    So at the moment I’m a little bit envious 😉

    Wish you all the best
    Astrid

  5. Thanks for your comments mates 😉

  6. hi christoph,
    australia looks really great!!! i also want to be there – right now *g*!

    sent me more pictures, wonderfullllll!!!!!!

    i wish you a lot of fantastic moments in this wonderful place!!

    bye bye!!
    steffi

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