My good friend Debz, who is based in Sydney, offered to accommodate us in her home. Sadly, due to an unfortunate emergency, she had to fly back to the Philippines the day before our arrival. Nevertheless, we're very thankful to Debz as she still managed to arrange everything for our stay, despite her ordeal that time. I was a bit anxious at first as we were arriving in the evening and cabs are very expensive in AU. Luckily, with research and planning, we survived lol. We were able to get the house keys from her friend who lives in the same area and we managed to locate Debz's home. Her flat is so lovely and welcoming! It is also near Top Ryde Mall which we loved so much!
Anywayz, after our semi-hectic trip in Melbourne, we decided to just chill it out in Sydney. I prepared an itinerary but I was willing to scrap most of it in exchange for rest and a more laid back trip. We started our tour the next day by going to the Sydney Opera House. I was very excited as this is undeniably, the most famous landmark in Australia. We took a bus beside Top Ryde Mall and in half an hour, we were in the Darling Harbour.
It felt surreal finally seeing the Opera House with my own eyes! The structure is massive and very elegant. The Harbour bridge was also a stunning view from afar. The place was filled of people but it still has a chill vibe. The calm water, cool breeze and the playful seagulls magnified the charm of the place. As usual, our Jermaine loved it there, especially chasing the seagulls.
There were line of restaurants below the Opera House. We had our early dinner while enjoying the view of the Harbour.
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)