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Day 3 in Sydney. Here's a fact: It's a sin to leave Australia without hitting the beach. No seriously, you will go to Hell and there's just nothing you can do about it.
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All jokes aside, getting to one of Sydney's beaches was the main goal of the day, and of my trip actually. I mean, you wouldn't go to Vegas and not gamble, right?
I didn't care if it was too far out of the city or if it was freezing cold, I'd get there by any means. And you know what? I'd hitch a ride on Sydney's Big Bus Tour to do so.
But first, a quick wrap up of the city tour I had started in the previous day. We passed fish markets, museums, gardens, wharfs, the International Convention Centre, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium before I finally hopped off under Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Now would ya' look at that. Remember how I said I wanted to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge? Well I did. After all, it definitely looked like the adventure of a lifetime. However, there was just one problem: The price.
This was my 'F**k It' world tour, and although I had enough money to spend on whatever I wanted, the thought of shelling out $300 AUD ($239 USD) just to climb the bridge didn’t seem all that appealing. I did, however, wind up passing up the Bridge Climb for a way better activity, which I’ll get to on Day 4. Stay tuned!
Sydney Harbour Cruise
Let's see, another fantastic activity I love to do when traveling is taking a cruise. It's also one of the best ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city but from along the water. And that’s just what I did.
From the start I had clear, unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and from aboard I couldn’t think of a better way to have seen the two..
C'mon on people, you couldn't possibly tell me Sydney isn't some place you'd want to visit! What harbour do you know that offers the same kind of quality?
Plus, as we ventured out further away from Circular Quay we had this incredible panoramic view of Sydney’s Central Business District in the distance.
And after awhile? The sickest views of Sydney’s surrounding islands, which were laced with small yachts, lots of greenery, some of the most beautiful and glamorous homes and apartments I'd ever seen harbor-side. No kidding, these were the kind of homes you’d see in a place like Beverly Hills. The kind that'd have you envious and and thinking, "Man, what in the hell am I doing with my life!" Yeah, those kind.
Finally, Bondi Beach! A 1-kilometer stretch of sand that was just as pictorial as I had seen in brochures.
Surfers, kayaking, bars, graffiti, food joints--this was the kind of beach that reminded me of home, and that I had been missing out on since moving to China.
And surrounding Bondi Beach? More of the most beautiful, artsy looking homes and apartments you’d ever see in a lifetime. I wonder how much the rent cost?
And then it happened: Suddenly, and I mean suddenly, the sun had broke through the overcast and emitted the most awe-inspiring, golden sunlight I had ever seen during my 30 years on this planet.
I’m talking angelic gold--the type of light that engulfs a hero in a movie when they’ve finally found realized they’re ‘the one.' It may have only lasted less than 30 seconds, but it was definitely a moment I’ll remember for a lifetime!
And just like that, Day 3 in Sydney was in the books. A cruise, a beach, awesome harbour-side views? What more could you ask for!?
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