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26 oktober 2017
RTW - Australia - Sydney
(Although it has more than 5 million inhabitants).
Because accommodation is extremely expensive in Sydney, we stayed a bit outside the real city-centre, just a 15-minute Train-ride away from the iconic Opera-House.
Our first full day in Sydney, we just wandered around a bit, and since it was a sunday, we were able to experience the nice local market in the Rock-District.
Unfortunately we had quite some rain in the afternoon.
In the evening we went on the Rock GhostTour, where they take you around the Rock-District, and tell you some Ghost-stories about murders from the past.
The next morning we first took the bus to Bondi-Beach.
After watching the surfers for a while, we started the nice coastal walk to Cougee.
Unfortunately they just opened an art-exibition with a lot of sculptures along the coastal path. So, the first few kilometers were reallly packed with people. (Even though it was only a monday)
After the walk we returned to Sydney.
The next day, we took a 2 hour train to the Blackheath Trainstation, in the Blue Mountains.
There we wanted to do a really nice (long) walk, which was a combination of a few shorter hikes.
(“Blackheath Station to JunctionRock”-Loop (via Grand Canyon & Popes)
This should have been an 18,2 km hike with 1254 hight-meters, but in the end it turned out to be 26 km. So after this really nice hike, we were happy to catch the train back to Sydney.
The next morning we had a small lie-in, and then we catched up with Kate, 1 of the locals we had met on our trip to Kakdu-NP near Darwin.
Kate took us out for a nice pick-nick in the park next to the famous Opera-House.
After lunch and after saying goodbye to Kate, we took the ferry to Manly.
There we had a stroll around Manly Beach.
And just before sunset we took the ferry back to Sydney, so that we could have a really nice sunset against the Opera House & Sydney Harbor Bridge.
After disembarking from the ferry, we had to run to the Opera House, because we had tickets to go and see the famous opera “Madame Butterfly”.
But, when we arrived at the ticketcounter we found out that the performance was held in a theater downtown, which is a subsidary of the famous Opera House. So we quickly took a cab to the teather, where we were luckily still allowed to enter.
It was a nice performance, but a pity that it wasn’t held in the main Opera House.
The next morning we took an early flight to Melbourne for our last stop in Australia.
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15 december 2017 20:39 | Door: Yorick
jij kan precies goed surfen!