I'm now in Sydney !!!
Flew in on Saturday night, and touched down on Sunday morning. When I arrived, I was greeted by a really nice, warm winter day, 21 celcius, I hear.
Since I can't get a room in the hotel until 2 pm (and I was there by 9.20 am already), I decided to just head down to the city, with camera in hand.
And I'll let the pictures do the talking !!!
I started off here, at the Rocks Weekend Market ...
Then I went here, to the Rocks waterfront, where old warehouses now have some of the best waterfront views, with some of the best restaurants in town as well !
And then, following along Circular Quay, I ended up here, naturally, at the Sydney Opera House.
And met up with this guy here, one of the duo of didgeridoo street performers, whose music blends with techno beats pretty well, really ...
And moved on to say G'Day to the many birds that hover all around the waterfront.
Before squinting to find this fella at the Botanical Gardens, right next to the Opera House ..
And then for the highlight of the day !!!! I met up with Little Miss May !!!! Woooohoooo ~~!!! It's great to see Sydney the way a Sydneysider does, and better still, one who has Malaysian roots.
And what better way to celebrate the coming together of Malaysians overseas than by ... going for lunch ?? In a small restaurant without the frills, but with great food, just like Malaysians would back home !!!??
It was a greeeeeeeat day for me !! Thanks for the enjoyable company !
We went walking along the Sydney CBD from Circular Quay down to Chinatown, via the more scenic route, which passes through Pyrmont Bridge, then thru Darling Harbour.
And then had some very nice Stirfry Chinese Noodles here ... helped down with some very unusual Siu Loong Bao. You have to try the food here. No kidding.
And then we headed back to Darling Harbour, where we sat on the Harbour Steps at ate some really nice Gelato while the chilly wind sent shivers down me spine. That's Darling Harbour as seen from Pyrmont Bridge.
And then, finally, we ended where I started ... QVB. I really wanted to go take some sunset photos from Mrs Macquarie's Chair in the Botanical Gardens, but really, both of us were a little tired from all that walking ... so we settled for a little Hyde Park walk, which was really pleasant.
QVB's a beauty, isn't it ?
I think I'm loving Sydney ...
13 August 2007
I'm now in Sydney !!!