Adventures in Australia… Part 3

sydney

Happy New Year! Wishing you a lovely start of 2010 from Thailand where we just arrived today. Oh my, the time has flown by so quickly!

Our New Year’s celebration was spirit-filled and lively in Wellington, New Zealand where we rang in ’10 with friends and family (by perfect coincidence, cousins were in the city at the same time). BUT before jumping ahead… here’s a quick look at our travels in Sydney…

koala

We arrived in Sydney just a few days before Christmas and have had the opportunity to wander the beautiful botanical gardens, lazily walk sandy white beaches, wind through the rocky paths of narrow city streets, attend a ballet at the Opera House and even cuddle with a Koala (a definite to-do on my list).

operahouse

The entire experience has been incredible… one of my favorites included ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the stunning Opera House (and of course, getting dressed up for the event after much ‘backpacker’ style attire from traveling).

kangaroo

(above, a local friend relaxing in the sun)

Two of the busier beaches we walked through include Manly and Bondi, both famous here for their white sandy shores and local shopping. We also crossed over more rural versions including my favorite cove here with these picturesque fishing boats lined up.

One of the beauties of this city is that it’s built on a HUGE port, meaning most of the city is hugging the ocean and a local ferry is the easiest way to travel from one end to the next.

beaches

We did wander out of the city a bit to visit the Blue Mountains, unfortunately it was the one day that the weather was less than kind and the spectacular scenery was veiled by thick white clouds.

bluemountains

I am confident that if I had to choose anywhere else in the world to live, Sydney would be first on my list! The people are wonderful, the city is incredibly gorgeous (and how many cities can that word be applied to?) and the sites & history fascinating!

Take care and have a WONDERFUL New Years Day! I look forward to sharing about our time in NZ and Thailand soon.

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Comments

  1. says

    Even us Aussies can’t get enough of the cute and cuddly koalas! Looks like it was a great trip. Popping over from Centsational Girl :)

    • Morgan says

      Welcome, Michelle! Hugging a Koala was a life long bucket list dream :) – and Australia is beautiful! Absolutely fantastic. I could relocate to Sydney tomorrow.

      ~Morgan

  2. Morgan says

    Thanks Steph, Can’t wait to share picture and stories!

    Thanks so much for the message, Michelle! It has been a truly amazing trip and I feel so blessed to be here right now… we head home in just a couple of days and I’m wishing we just had a bit longer to continue the adventure…

  3. says

    I have been reading your posts about your fab holiday! First of all let me say, I’m jealous and I have been living vicariously through your posts….LOL
    Gorgeous photos!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Michelle
    Maddycakes Muse

  4. Stephanie says

    looks like you’re having so much fun! Can’t wait to hear all the stories when you get back. :)

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