Back for my Sydney trip update ((: I was so busy spending the last week in Melbourne with the boyfriend, with packing and cleaning up my room that's why I kept delaying on this. And now I am finally back in Malaysia! Come back pula I have been busy going out and temaning my mum. So yeah... This is a super delayed post.. Sorry sorry! So sorry that I didn't have the time to write up this post earlier. In case if any of you missed out on my last Sydney visit in April 2011, click here :)
I'll be back in Malaysia for almost two months and I am impatiently waiting for the boyfriend to be back as well..! Can't blame me leh... He hasn't been back since he went over to Melbourne two years ago. Everytime I would come back without him and always eat all these good food without him.. That's why I am like super excited for him to come back! Wheeee ONE MORE MONTH! :D
Anyhoos.... SYDNEY with the darling! This trip HAVE to be documented in every possible detail! First alone trip with the boyfriend leh :P
4 days 3 nights dated from the 29th of December till the 1st of January (:
Beware, SUPER long post ahead!
Our flight was at 835am but for some reason I wasn't able to do web check in so we had to be there 2 hours earlier. Was up at 530am and out of the house by 615am. Thanks to Aunty D who woke up early in the morning and fetched the two of us to the airport.
I remembered it to be a very cold morning in Melbourne but once we touched down in Sydney, it was hot for some reason. Yes yes.. I know Sydney is always bound to be hotter than nice chillier but most of the time temperamental Melbourne. *still a Melbourne girl at heart* :D
Checked ourselves into the hotel but because it wasn't 2pm yet, the room was still not ready for us. So we left our baggages with the concierge and took a monorail over to the Fish Market straight after because our tummy was growling badly.
Bought the monorail day pass that costs us about $10 per person and had to walk to the fish market from harbourside. Totally regretted getting a monorail day pass instead of the light rail/tram day pass. The light rail would have gotten us right to the fish market instead of having us to walk for like 15 minutes under the so damn hot sun..
After the super crowded and stuffy but good meal in the fish market, we hopped back onto the monorail and got back to World Square (which is the nearest monorail stop from our hotel). And just spontaneously decided to go for dessert before heading back to the hotel.
Dessert was at Chat Thai! :D Super love their desserts! Very authentic thai dessert and they taste really good! Had this the last time I was there which was 2011 Easter and still ordered the same thing this time. It was THAT good!
Walked back out to World Square and caught the monorail to Harbourside and then walk over to Star City.
Our reservation at Hurricanes was at 7pm. Got there 15 minutes before but still gotta wait till exactly 7pm before we could be seated. I tell you... the queue was impossible man. People would rather wait for an hour and a half to two hours just for a table. That's crazy long!! Thank god I booked it in advance since september. Seriously... thank god!
After brunch, we took a bus over to Bondi Beach. The last time we went there it was raining and we hardly got to enjoy the view. Which is why I made the effort to go back there again.
Took a bus to Circular Quay because the next sites to visit is the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and The Rocks Market.
The sun was super stingy when we were over in Circular Quay. That was where we got our sunburn. In a span of just 30 minutes. Like a really bad sunburn! Crazy right??!! The boyfriend has a totally different coloured neck right now... Pity him... ):
After our tourist spots visit, we went to have early dinner at like 5pm ish. Went for a famous Korean BBQ place, Sydney Madang.
On the way to Circular Quay, we stopped by to get subway for our lunch. Foot long for the both of us. It was to prepare us for the coming 12 hours of waiting.
After our lovely stroll, we went back to the hotel to pack up some things and go out to catch the fireworks. Luckily I managed to charge the camera before heading out.
Then around 8 something or so we hopped onto the train to get over to Circular Quay. The IT spot for fireworks watching.
Finally after almost two hours of queueing to get in, we finally got into The Rocks.
Considering a not a bad view already leh.. Everywhere else is all filled up by that time and for us to only queue up for an hour plus, this is the best we could get already.
And then and then, after eating the snack, we got onto the light rail/tram to Star City. Because I wanted to have Adriano Zumbo for the second time.
Went all the way to Star City and paid $6 per person for a return trip.
BUT.... I came out of the shop with nothing. Went all the way there for nothing. The salted butter popcorn was unavailable for the day. I went all the way there for that....!! ))): And the other available flavours didn't attract me at all.. SO SAD LAH! I should have bought another salted butter popcorn macaron when I was there the first time! ))):
Since macaron tak jadi, I had gelato instead.
Then we went out to Darling Point park and walk around to take some pictures before we headed back out into the CBD.
We wanted to go over to the Chinese Garden to walk around but the weather was so hot so we went for more dessert.
After dessert, we went over to Market City to walk around for awhile. Then we went on the free shuttle bus and went over to Westfield because I wanted to try Laduree. Which is famous for its macarons and this place is from Paris. From the authentic place where macarons started.
But first we stopped at Town Hall to just sight see a little bit while we walked over to Westfield.
As I was saying I wanted to go and try Laduree right... But Westfield was closed. Which means I didn't get to try Laduree's macarons... ): SO SAD LEH! Westfield closed from 3pm onwards because it was New Years Day. Aiyooo... IF I would have went earlier I would have been able to get it. AIHHHH...
And since we were in the area, we decided to go up the Sydney Tower for sight seeing.
BUT we managed to get some photo as remembrance. And guess what? I didn't pay a single thing for these pictures. HEHEHEHE
After Sydney Tower, it was already time to get back to our hotel because we booked our shuttle at 630pm and it was better to be back early and wait for the guy rather than them waiting for us.