悉尼2日攻略

如果你在悉尼只有2天的时间,干什么好呢?怎么玩?玩法当然很多,我们这次选择的是Bondi+Bay的行程,属于自由散漫的消闲游。(注:Bondi=Bondi beach=邦迪海滩,Bay=Watson’s Bay=沃森的海湾

悉尼->邦迪海滩->沃森的海湾->悉尼

第一天,到了悉尼的市区以后,就开始压马路。顺着伊丽莎白路从Central Station一直向北走,走走看看,走饿了就停下来吃饭,一切随意,反正沿路的餐厅多的是,各种风味。平时我都会从乔治街走,但是自从乔治街开始施工🚧要盖轻轨以后,一直闹哄哄的,上下班时间更加拥挤。因为施工,我们这次去悉尼也没有住在市区,怕吵!

红烧肉面
酸菜鱼面

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Asia Trip 2015 – Sleepless In Hong Kong

Chinese say that 4 is not a lucky number, clearly 04/04 is worse and it was totally true – I’ve had a terrible run today! 😢 ☹️

The flight from Sydney to Hong Kong was delayed and the connecting flight from Hong Kong to Taipei left without me. 😦 Apparently, it was also the last flight for the day to fly over the channel. I was stranded in Hong Kong for the night with just my passport and a wallet in my bag. Note to self, I should always put an extra pair of undies in my carry on!

This is part of the fun of traveling – dealing with problems on the go, regardless how well I planned for weeks before the trip. 🙂 I actually have never been left stranded with no luggage before. Sigh, there is always a first hey. I started to wonder what else could go wrong now.

After some negotiation, the airline put me in the Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel. I’d gave it 5 stars for the facility and the service! It was 12am when I checked in and I have to get up in 5 hours. I planned to watch some movies but after a hot shower, I pretty much passed out. 😃

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UK Trip 2014 – Dubai

dubai
Etisalat, Dubai

Last night, I booked a taxi to pick me up at 3am this morning. This morning, after another 2 calls to the taxi company, finally, at 3.40am, I was picked up by a taxi and headed for the airport. It turned out that it was not easy to get a taxi on an early Friday morning. Sydney taxi drivers only do “individual jobs” which means that they would not let you share taxi with others. What do you do then? Keep calling taxi until you get one, I guess. 😮 The trip to Sydney International from the hotel was only 10 minutes yet it created so much drama.

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UK Trip 2014 – Overnight in Sydney

MonkeyI was still packing when Chris came to pick me up for the airport. 🙂 I definitely started packing early this time but still, it became a last minute thing again. The Qantas flight was late as usual (One day, they will surprise me by being on time). The airport hotel Sydney for a night of transit is as boring as it can be. I don’t even get a phone in the room! Oh well, I really just need a place to sleep for a few hours.

Sydney is wet but I’m going out for a walk – its time to catch up with the Anderson family for dinner. 🙂

I will be in London tomorrow, yay! The gangster monkey is breaking out!

Sydney Weekender

The Rocks, Sydney

 

Food in Sydney

The Sydney Weekender (me) is back in town for my Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and looking forward to spend time hanging out with friends.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb was given to me for my b’day this year. I wrote the story here.

I think that we run out new things to do in Sydney these days so I basically just eat and drink when we are in town… Here are some of the highlights:

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney Bridge Climb Trip
Sydney Bridge Climb Trip

A ticket for a full 3 hours Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb was given to me for my birthday this year (thank you John!! 💕 ). I have to say that I always thought the climb was an overpriced tourist thing so I have never done it. Nevertheless, I was excited to wake up at 3am (I’ve hardly slept!) to get ready for the climb.

We were very lucky that we were in a 5 people only group, comparing with the usual 10-15 people groups. Everyone got to know each other quickly and we were able to complete the pre-training ahead of schedule. Because everyone was chained to the side of the bridge and had to walk in a line the whole time, a big group would waste a lot of time on waiting for slow walker etc. With only 5 people, we were able to chat with each other or stop whenever we wanted for photos etc. The guide was a cute young guy. 😂 He told us lots stories and history about the bridge. For example, did you know that a diamond ring was lost during a proposal on top of the bridge? Every since then, if one plan for a proposal on top of the bridge, one need to chain the ring on the wrist. If the girl says yes, then the ring will be transferred to her finger without leaving the chain. 😅 FYI, the lost diamond ring was not recovered so look carefully when you walk on the bridge. haha…

The view on top of the bridge was amazing. We could see the rain on the left hand side of the sky yet on the other side, the sun rose behind the clouds. We were given “survival packs” to be chained on ourselves. I was so glad to find a jumper in it because it was freezing on the top of the bridge.

We had such a good time that I’m totally converted. If you plan to visit Sydney, book for a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and ask the guide to tell you the story about how they made it happen for Oprah in 2010.

Deep Purple

Simon organised for a few of us to go and see Deep Purple in concert. I did not grow up with Deep Purple but I sure have a few of their albums in my iTunes library. Simon is a big fan! 😂 It was a good night out with friends and Deep Purple put on a fantastic concert – they clearly still got it! Tonight is definitely one for the memory bank. 👻

Chinese New Year Celebration In Sydney

I’m in town so this afternoon, we went to see the Chinese New Year celebration in the City of Sydney. I wished that they would have hung more of the red lanterns to boost up the atmosphere. The entertainment for this kind of event is never interesting. Four of us spent most of our time queuing up for food. The food was good though! 😜

今天下午,我们去看在悉尼市的中国农历新年庆祝活动。在树上的红灯笼已经高高挂上了。他们挂倒是非常的随便,这里3个那里4个。我在后面的一个角落里找到一堆。我觉得他们应该挂多一些,那样才有喜气。不知道当初红灯笼是谁先发明的呢!每每看到就觉得那么的喜气洋洋!