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Sydney Day 1

Falling in love with a city

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Day 1
Our flight to Sydney left at 8:30am so it was an early day for us. I was sad to leave New Zealand, and if I'm honest there was a part of me that was just thinking it would have been so much easier to just head back to the UK, rather than having to learn a new city and country all over again. I was very tired, and when we arrived at our Airbnb just after 11:30am, all I really wanted was a nap. Thankfully we had been provided with a very big and powerful fan, which was great as it was so hot!
I had a bit of a nap and then, with Laura still deeply asleep, I went out for my first wander around Sydney.
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I headed over to Mrs Macquaries Point, where I got the iconic view of the Sydney Opera house and the Harbour bridge.
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I wandered around the botanic garden for a little bit.
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Heading back towards the Airbnb I walked past St Mary's Cathedral. I did go inside too, however there was a service going on so I didn't take photos inside.
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I also walked past the ANZAC memorial, which was much bigger than I had expected!
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Sydney Day 2

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Laura and I split up again this morning as she wanted to explore some of the places I had been yesterday, whilst I was eager to go to the zoo (mainly to see some koalas)!
This was my first taste of the Sydney ferries, which were very easy to use and give some great views of the city.
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The zoo was very easy to walk around, and had plenty of information available. They are doing quite a lot of work there to open a new Savannah enclosure, but there was still plenty to see, including a platypus and wombat!
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Once I got back I explored the Rocks district a little bit. This is a much older part of the city centre, and had a nice feel. From here I got a really good view of the harbour bridge.
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My last stop of the day was to walk up to the Opera house itself. From afar it actually looked much smaller than I imagined, but close up you could see the size of the building.
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Unfortunately my foot was really hurting by this point, so I hopped on the train to cut 20mins off my walk back, and rested in the airbnb a bit whilst preparing for tomorrow!

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