Sydney, Australia (City Walking)
(1st Image: Archibald Fountain)
After adventuring for a few days in NZ, I traveled to my last destination of my vacation, Sydney, Australia. After checking into my hotel, I was super excited to see the Opera house so I set out to get lost in the city trying to find it. What I mean by getting lost? I am real bad at reading maps.
(2nd Image: A selfie with the Archibald Fountain & St. Mary Cathedral Church)
While on my way to find the Sydney Opera House, I walked through Hyde Park and I found the Archibald Fountain. I stopped to appreciate the beautiful statues.
(3rd image: St. Mary Cathedral Church)
The St. Mary Cathedral Church was just across the street of the Hyde Park & Archibald Fountain. The church had striking Romanesque Architecture that I could not resist and had to check it out.
It was stunning inside and out!
(4th Image: Inside of St. Mary Cathedral)
Remember how I said I was bad at reading maps? I ended up taking the longest walk across the city. I even stopped by the mall to eat. I was at the opposite side of where the Sydney Opera House was located and found Darling Harbour instead. The walk to the other end of the bridge looked endless. I was quite exhausted and was more interested in finding the Opera House so I decided not to walk any further and turn back.
(5th Image: Darling Harbour Bridge)
While walking back I asked a local to point me in the direction of the Opera house. I did not want to rely on my shitty map reading skills any longer. Thankfully her directions were good enough that I found it within 30 min of walking and I was definitely not disappointed. I was in complete awe! The Opera house, the Sydney Bridge... Iconic places and I was standing right in front of it! Thousands of people were there, and I somehow got a nice picture of myself with both icons on my go pro. Doesn't it look like a painting behind me?
(6th Image: Selfie with Sydney Bridge & Opera House)
If you continue to walk towards the Opera House there is an outdoor bar & restaurant. Considering on what I thought was an amazing moment of my life, I stopped for a glass of Rose`. I sat next to the harbor, alongside with the seagulls. Didn't realize those birds were big, and unlike most birds they looked so clean. A little wild though, they had no problem swooping down to pick fries off your plate if you had any in the open.
I sat there thinking about how blessed I was to be able to have the courage to travel alone and experience everything up until that very moment. That moment was all mine. I would not have been there if it weren't for my spontaneous moments, and for that I loved myself.
(7th Image: A glass of Rose` at Sidewalk Cafe Bar)
Extra Information: The hotel I stayed at was called Travelodge Sydney. I booked a whole day excursion on Viator.com (Discussed on my 2nd entry of Sydney, Australia Excursion)
(8th Image: Seagulls by the harbor)