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Cadmans Cottage Historic Site

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  • Day96

    Stars und Sternchen

    December 9, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Heute wollten wir nochmals unser Hop on Hop off Bus Ticket ausnutzen, und so fuhren wir zum Start erstmal in die Stadt um ein wenig durch Sydney Shopping Street zu schlendern und das ein oder andere Kleidungsstück zu erwerben. Da in unserem Ticket auch ein Besuch bei Madame Tussauds inbegriffen war ging es hier als nächstes hin die Wachsfiguren bestaunen. Hierbei drehte es sich viel um Australische Stars und Sternchen aber der ein oder andere internationale Hollywoodstar war auch ausgestellt. Sehr cool dem ein oder anderen Idol doch mal so Nahe zu sein und ein Foto zu knipsen. Zum Abend trafen wir uns mit Raquel (aus Barcelona) und Johann (aus Straßburg) die Svenja und ich auf Neuseeland kennen gelernt hatten. Die zwei wohnen in Sydney am Bondi Beach und somit machten wir ein Treffen im Sydney Stadtviertel The Rocks aus was für uns beide recht geschickt erreichbar war. Wir tranken gemütlich ein paar australische Kaltgetränke und genoßen den Abend zusammen und quatschten auf englisch, deutsch und spanisch über unsere Reise und die Erfahrung dir wir gesammelt hatten. Anschließend schlenderten Hanna und ich am beleuchteten Opera House vorbei heim und packten unsere Koffer. Ein toller Ausklang unsers Sydney Aufenthaltes denn bereits sehr früh am nächsten morgen ging unser Flieger nach Perth (Westaustralien).Read more

  • Day151

    Abschied von Sydney

    January 26 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Ich war jetzt fast 3 Monate in der größten Stadt Australiens und hab mich schon wie zuhause gefühlt und tolle Leute getroffen. Jetzt geht es aber weiter Richtung Melbourne durchs Landesinnere und dann mit der Fähre inklusive Auto nach Tasmanien! Ich freue mich schon, nicht nur weil da endlich mal kühlere Temperaturen sind, sondern auch eine andere Landschaft auf mich wartet. Am letzten Tag in Sydney war Australia Day mit riesigen Feuerwerk, Festen und Attraktionen...Read more

  • Day9

    Något skymtar i bakgrunden...

    November 9, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Vi börjar dagen med att följa vår reseguidebok, en tegelsten från Lonely Planet, som har en "city walk" på 3,5 km genom de centralaste delarna av Sydney. Den börjar i "The Rocks" som är turistcentrum och bär på mer historia än övriga centrala Sydney.
    Ett åbäke till kryssningsfartyg tar upp hela utsikten, men till slut skymtar något fram bakom rumpan på det. Och när vi kommer fram till lyxhotellet Park Hyatt skriver guideboken att vi ska leka "Spot the bridal party" vilket inte var svårt alls.

    Men vi får fortsätta promenera i jakt på en ostörd utsikt...
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  • Day101

    The Rocks & Darling Harbour, Sydney

    April 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    The Walking tour for the Rocks started out at Cadaman's Cottage in the Circular Quay, the smae area that yesterday's walking tour ended. The tour took us through the old part of Sydney, the Rocks. This tour was shorter and was in the evening so it was a bit cooler, I'm glad that I kept my long sleeve shirt from Nepal... not sure why I wasn't expecting the cooler temperatures as compared to Bangkok. Anyway, the tour was pretty interesting as well! We heard about some of the darker history of Sydney from days of Sailors. We heard abou how Sailors would be robbed, kidnapped to be slaves, murdered, and just taken advantage of in general. There were some pretty funny stories about all that, even though it was a dark history. Our guide was great. You can tell that the Rocks is an older area, the streets are narrow and hav cobbles. The buildings are stone and short in comparison to the neighbouring high rises and the alleys are on the dark side. There's one buiding that is raised on stilts so that you can see the old ruins below that were excavated to remove bodies of folk burried there a long time ago. In the rocks district there are 3 pubs competing for the title of oldest bar in Sydney and we walked by all of them. There really isn't a way to tell which one is the oldes, one has the oldest liquor liscense but another has older building materials, so they're in constant competition, which much bring people in so really they all win. We ended the tour by going up to the observatory where we had a view of the harbour bridge and the fair below over the water it was quite pretty. There were more than a few couples enjoying the romantic setting, until we intruided of course.

    After the walking tour I tried a frozen coke for Alanna as promised and the white truffle parmesan fries from McDonald's to kill time before Matthew arrived from Melbourne!! It was so cool to see him.

    We walked down to Darling Harbour which is quite the contrast from the Rocks. All new buidings, which some interesting architecture, but still quite tame in comparison to some other larger cities like Singapore, or even Vancouver. Seems that Sydney is fairly reserved in their architectural styles. Or would it be moree polite to say conservative? Aside from the Opera house of course. Anyway, we walked around the Darling Harbour and found a place to have dinner, a steak house. Man was it great to have a decent beer, good glass of wine, and amazing steak. What a treat! We had a blast just catching up too, I'm so glad that I get to know my cousins so well. After dinner we walked back to the hostel the long way through Hyde Park, which had a little building reflecting quite prettily off a pond. They do seem to value their green space here which is great! When we got back to the hostel it was almost midnight so we called it quits and went to bed, getting up early to meet Mom tomorrow!!
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