Day 13: From Sydney to Melbourne

With the remaining half day I had in Sydney, I stopped by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  I really have had no exposure to Australian artists, but the museum provided quite an education.  The subject of most of the earlier paintings was the wild landscapes of Australia, but you can also find work from throughout Australian history.   The works range from Aboriginal … Continue reading Day 13: From Sydney to Melbourne

Day 12: Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

In my final full day in Sydney, I took part in one of the city’s most popular attractions — the BridgeClimb.  Tickets for the BridgeClimb are rather expensive, anywhere between $200 and $300 AUD, depending on what time of day you go (sunset and weekends are more expensive), but the experience is truly unique and, in my opinion, well worth the price of admission. I arrived … Continue reading Day 12: Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Day 11: Running in Rushcutters Bay and Bondi to Coogee Cliffwalk

On a Monday morning, I decided to go for a run through a scenic part of Sydney, even if the weather was a little bit cloudy.  I ran through Kings Cross up to Rushcutters Bay, admiring the park, the boats on the water and the expensive real estate ringing the bay. I continued my run up through Yarranabbe Park, which was equally scenic and through … Continue reading Day 11: Running in Rushcutters Bay and Bondi to Coogee Cliffwalk

Day 10: Sunday Funday Sydney Style

Tim and I decided to take the ferry boat from Sydney Harbour out to Manly early Sunday afternoon, but before we did that, we did some grocery shopping.  Going to grocery stores in foreign countries is always an interesting experience: what they have, what they don’t have, what they do completely differently, and the varying cost of things.  Everything in Australia has appeared to be … Continue reading Day 10: Sunday Funday Sydney Style

Day 9: Sydney – Paddington Market, The Rocks, Kings Cross

Even though I was still adjusting to the new time zone, I managed to fill a day of sightseeing around Sydney.  On the recommendation of my friend Cindy, I had breakfast at Bills in Darlinghurst.  I sat at the communal table and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and some decadent banana ricotta pancakes. After breakfast, I wandered through the jacaranda lined streets of Paddington, admiring … Continue reading Day 9: Sydney – Paddington Market, The Rocks, Kings Cross