The next couple days... walking...walking...

Trip Start Oct 09, 2007
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Trip End Aug 01, 2008


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Saturday, October 13, 2007

The next couple days, we took a ferry throughout most of Sydney's rivers and harbours. What a view! And I am sure you can imagine the very expensive homes along the rivers. Many bridges and the views of the Opera House from the harbour was magnificant. But..umm....COLD!! We may have to buy socks...maybe.
We walked along the oldest district in Sydney called "The Rocks". We figure its called that because its very hilly, a little like SF and the foundation of many buildings looks like limestone or something.
We went to the museum of contemporary arts: kind of weird! most of the art was about naked women and horse tails with a butcher knife here and there....yeah....
We made our way to the Queen's Botanical Garden and to Hyde Park (there was an arts festival going on) - Unfortunately, we couldn't stay long because we got rained on and we ran to seek shelter: which was 1 of many underground food courts.
So, Sydney has a lot of underground businesses and food courts under the city, with its own walkways and such...kind of interesting...
The mexican food was AWEFUL! I wont even say anything more but that the enchilada sauce was a transperant pink...
We also walked all along Darling Harbour (kind of like the Pier 39 of SF, but instead of one long beach walk, it wraps around the whole Bay)...It was OK....just a lot of really overpriced goods and expensive restaurants. One cool thing we did do there was watch an aboriginal perform the sickest didgeridoo show i have ever heard. It was a 30 minute show to dance and beat music. He then would take breaks and talk about his family, background and culture. Amazing sound and his didgeridoo cost over $3 grand. YOu can really hear it.
We then walked through ChinaTown. Lots of markets.
Also, we spent many hours in travel agents, trying to get a RTW ticket. Money isnt so good here: $.92 to the dollar!
That night, Lisa and David took us out to "Social Club" for dinner and drinks that is a very popular night out for Aussies. Its quite fun: really aweful cocktail lounge acts, cheap eats and "pokie machines" EVERYWHERE. Oh yeah: slots are everywhere.A little known secret is that Sydney has 1/3 of the worlds slots! crazyiness...
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