*But be warned, it is super lengthy! (I think lengthy is an understatement.....) with A LOT of pictures! Because to me, holiday trip blog posts has to be written down to as much details as possible to be reminded of the good times! And mayyyyybe because I am really bad at screening down the number of photos... I just feel like every picture is relevant! In 4 days I took about 800 pictures mann..... :P*
Soo.. Sydney..? *Here is my first Sydney visit post & my second visit post*
Sydney.... I think I subconsciously love the place(?) because it was my third visit in 3 years! Once a year for the past three years.. I don’t know why.. but it has just been a yearly thing for us. Us being me and the boyfie. For some reason we are always drawn back there. This year will likely be an exception because I want to go somewhere else and not Sydney again! HEHEHE
The lobster and the baked scallops were a letdown. It was not fresh and tasted nowhere near good… BUTTTT the rest were still as good! Especially the salmon sashimi!! So freshhhhhh! Even the scallop sashimi was so fresh and cheappp! Sydney fish market will always equals to yummy sashimi!
*but a little birdy told me that I could possibly get the same kind of goodness here in KL. I went and tried it out and it was SO SO SO GOOD! Now I can get awesomer sashimi in KL but fish market style! I'll blog about it soon definitely!*
Anddddddd most importantly, I managed to try Zonuts!!! Initially I thought they didn't have it cause I blindly didn't see it. So I went up to the cashier and asked what time do they normally sell out their Zonuts thinking that I'll come back again to get it. Then she was like "We still have some if you want.... *while pointing out to this whole rack of Zonuts* and the flavour this week is Passionfruit and Basil."
I instantly went OKAY!! I'll get one! Now that I think about it, I should have gotten two.... ):
But I think, it wasn't worth the amount of money we paid for tho...
Altho there wasn’t much and I would say it wasn’t my money’s worth, I regretted not going to the one in Hong Kong when I was there the last time.. I always had this thought in my mind about the fear I had over wax figures when I was a kid so I never bothered going. But after witnessing this one in Sydney, it just made me feel like visiting more MTs because it is seriously as tho as you’re taking pictures with the real celebrity. Some of them just look too real!
It was nice but abit too thick to my liking. But that's also cause they use 120kg of bones to make the broth. It was definitely worth trying!
Whilst waiting for my turn to bath, I totally collapsed on the bed already. Was already in deep sleep for sometime and then woke up and went to shower with a half awake mind and then continued back into deep sleep until morning. Me and the boyfie were both in the same shoes. Two of us completely knocked out till morning. Straight.
Was so hungry that me and the bf gobbled down the toast before even taking a picture of it. And savoured the quiche for the train ride and further kept the tart for later. And guess what.... I totally forgot about the tart until I got back home at night.. By that time, it no longer had the sugar crunch and not as fresh but still tasted somewhat good. It would have tasted so so good if I ate it straight away!!!! Nouuu... ):
The inner city suburb area in Sydney is just so pretty! I loveee the houses! A little tight and cramped up, but I love the victorian style houses. They are like town houses which looks old and quaint but new at the same time after some renovations.
The train ride to Katoomba station (which is the stop to catch those hop on and hop off buses and trolleys to the Blue Mountains) is 2 hours away from Central station. The journey was long and boring and boringggggg!
All we could do was sleep… I should have brought my iPad along and watch a movie or something... =/
From where we started until Echo Point which is stop number 20, we only managed to get down once to take a picture because that particular stop is meant to have 5 minutes for picture taking..... In the event if we wanted to take a picture or explore of any of the sights before Echo Point, we gotta get down the trolley and wait till another trolley comes to pick us up which will be an hour wait... So ridiculous... Why can't they just allow a 5 minutes stop at the lookout points???? What's the point of having lookout points but not allowing us to go down for 5 minutes and come back up. What the hell are we going to do at a lookout point that has no other sights nearby to explore for an hour???!!! That's why ended up not going down anywhere except Echo Point.
And that was it! The end of our Blue Mountain adventure. We spent a fairly short period of time up there and spent most of our time on the train…
Our stroll led us from Darling Harbour all the way to Pitt Street Mall. And I quickly app out a bus route to get us home and it happened to be that it was just around the corner of Myers. Even before getting on the bus, I was already announcing that I want me some Gelato Messina. It was super near where we stayed plus I googled and found out it only closes at 11pm. We had ample of time! Of course must have gelato before sleep!! :DDD
Then the waitress handed us the menu. We pondered on what to eat while we queued. To our surprise, it took us no time at all to be in the shop, to be served and to get our gelatos. FYI, the queue may look long, but the wait is super duper short! So if you’re around the Surry Hills’ Messina branch, don’t get intimidated by the queue! It WILL be worth queuing!!
But.... I am missing my cuddles with the boyfie. The wrap up together in bed kind while we stream a movie or runningman or watch any sort of downloaded movies.. =/ The days will be back sooooon!
But everything was a tad bit on the pricier side.. I did see a bracelet that I wanted but it was like $40 leh.... So nope... all I bought was a cup of Rose Lemonade.
So the boyfriend ordered a Lemon Beer and we all order a plate of german sausages to share. Everyone was still somewhat full from brunch and just wanted to nibble on something whilst having our drinks.
Then after all that walking and pictures under the glaringly hot sun, we went on the ferry and headed over to Manly. Our MyMulti 3 ticket included unlimited ferry rides too! So of course have to utilize it completely la right...
After dinner, we hopped back onto the ferry and headed back to Circular Quay. I wanted to catch a shot of and with the Opera House at sun down.
With the thoughts of having Din Tai Fung’s lau sar bao for supper but by the time we got there, they were already closed. So…. we went on the bus and headed back to our place.
And after Bondi, the bus we took leads us straight to Hyde Park sooo.. that was our next stop!
Those two, the drink and the bowl of red ruby was suppose to be our dessert but then we went on and started ordering all of the below.. HAHA!