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What to see in Sydney

When I saw the Opera House for the first time, it really impressed me because I never imagined traveling so far away from my country. Definitely, you feel like you’re on the other side of the world, that’s why Australia is known worldwide as down under.

We booked a backpacker on Bondi Beach, Sydney’s most famous beach. It had its pros and cons of staying there. The positive thing was that we were in front of the beach, close to a street full of shops and restaurants. However, Bondi Beach is far from the city center and the Opera House, so every day we had to take a bus to the station and then take the subway to downtown.

 

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Near the Opera House is Sydney Botanic Garden. I remember this place a lot because it was the first time I’d been in a botanical garden.

 

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My friend and I agreed that in Australia birds are not afraid of people. For example, there is the white cockatoo with its yellow-crested. This bird is very funny and you’ll see many as you walk through the Botanic Garden. If you are with food, for sure they will try to “attack” you and take your food away.

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From the Circular Quay port, there are cruises and boats that take you to the Opera House.
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Also, we visited Sydney Aquarium

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Where is Nemo?

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There are many ways to tour the city. For example, you can reserve a bus tour or take a free tour with a guide that shows you the city. In the Backpacker where we stayed, there were many brochures of Free tours . For us, the best way to explore a city was on foot.
 
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We arrived in Sydney when ANZAC DAY was celebrated. This is a very important national holiday in Australia, where Australians commemorate veterans who fought in the First World War. Not only there are parades in the streets, but also bars are full of Aussies and people on the streets playing bets. ANZAC Day is the only day of the year where it’s legal to play TWO- UP (gambling) in the streets.
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 Cheers!

Visiting Sydney was a dream come true. However, I wished I had more info about what else to see or eat in the city. This was a spontaneous trip so I didn’t plan in advance, something that I always recommend. If you want to find more resources for your trip, this travel guide to Sydney is a good option.

Have you been to Sydney?. Share your tips with other travelers in the comments below 🙂

 

Author: Fiorella

Fiorella is the author of Chica On The Road. She is a Peruvian girl, who loves to travel. She lived in Bolivia, Italy, Australia, United States, Canada, Germany, and Southeast Asia. She created this travel blog to inspire others to travel more and share travel tips. She is now learning Italian and still traveling.

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