Thursday, May 1, 2014

Australia {Sydney}

I'm traveling to Cincinnati this week for my BFF's wedding!  While I'm out of town, I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite vacations that I somehow never blogged about before now.  Enjoy!

We only spent 3 days in Sydney and for us, that was plenty.  Our accommodations in Sydney were above a brewery in a historic area known as The Rocks.    I highly recommend the Lord Nelson Hotel if you ever make it to Sydney.

We don't usually do tours when we travel but I signed us up for a bicycle tour of Sydney and it was AWESOME!

Bike Buffs was perfect for us.  They were located right around the corner from our hotel and it worked out that only Jason and I that had signed up for a tour that afternoon.  Graeme was our own personal tour guide for the day.  He was fun, enthusiastic and really knowledgeable about the city.  He also served as our personal photographer while we toured around Sydney which was really nice.

Tons of visitors pay a ridiculous amount of money to climb over the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we rode our bikes over it for free as part of the tour.  So much better than spending more than $200 per person to walk across the top.

We saw parts of the city that we never would have gone to on our own, including Luna Park.

Of course we spent some time admiring the Opera House.  To be honest, it was sort of like the Mona Lisa to me, beautiful, but didn't quite live up to all the hype, IMO.

It sure is beautiful in photos though.  The Opera House at the end of the Harbour Bridge.

Our obligatory "jumping over the Opera House photo".

This photo just makes me laugh.  I asked Jason to take a photo and while he was messing with the settings, this is what we got.

We spent the rest of our time in Sydney relaxing, going to local markets, walking Bondi to Bronte, and watching sunsets.  It was the perfect ending to a great couple of weeks.



Katie said...

So pretty! I hope that we can get to Australia someday! Hope you're having fun in Ohio! :)

Victoria said...

You do the most awesome stuff! And I think a bicycle tour would be so much fun! I would totally be up for that!