The travel dilemmas meant that we had only one day together in Sydney before we headed on to Melbourne. So of course we wanted to do all of the big important things. First up was getting local SIMs for our phones, to which we got comments of incredulity over our "ginormous family". We continued to get these looks and comments which we found quite amusing :). After a fun lunch on a rooftop downtown, we headed to Sydney Harbour to see the famous Bridge and Opera House. The clouds burned off and we had a gorgeous day to spend in the harbour and Royal Botanical Gardens.
That evening, Dad and us girls went to an evening performance at the Opera House while Mom went to bed (remember, half of the family had only landed that morning). We had a blast seeing the Harbour at night and got a dish of gelato to pass around on the walk back to our apartment.
Trying to figure out foreign mass transit, directions, money, and meals when there are six of you means that you won't succeed in being inconspicuous, especially when you keep forgetting to walk on the left side of the sidewalk and keep laughing at Australian words. Or when you can't figure out what the lunch menu says even though it is written in English (tip for next time, "waygu" means hamburger). Or just the fact that there are six of you together walking the streets in a very metropolitan city. It was hilarious and tons of fun, though I think we were all excited to keep traveling and see what Australia was like outside of Sydney.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanical Gardens
Yes we did some tree climbing in the Gardens
Sydney Opera House
Circular Quay, view from the Opera House
Downtown view from our apartment - Sydney Harbour Bridge in the distance
the Opera House at night
December 23rd downtown Sydney
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.