January 10, 2010

Australia: Annie Came to Syndey

Annie came to Sydney and we brought in 2010!

1. Any Sydney visit must start with a walk around the Opera House. It really is amazing.


2. We then found ourselves on a harbour cruise:



3. Circle Quay has a "private" party for New Years but with a little help from my roommate Ashley we were able to get free entrance tickets. So we joined the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge firework show with drinks at Ice Bar Sydney. And of course, like any Sydney night out, made sure to leave in time to catch the public bus home:

{ New Years Eve at Circular Quay }
{ Circular Quay view of the Harbour Bridge fireworks }
4. I have been dying to do the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk so I dragged Annie along. We both loved the walk, however, it started in a cafĂ© as we tried to wait out the pouring rain on a Sydney summer day:


{ Waiting out the rain}
{ The small beach/coast towns from Bondi to Coogee where amazing - Tamarama }

5. Annie and I visited Featherdale Wildlife Park to meet some local animals:




6. On Annie's second to last day we did a wine tour through the country side. We originally signed up for a bike wine tour but our guide broke his ankle so we all piled into a minibus. After a day of drinking wine none of us wanted to be on a bike. This turned out to be a total win:

{ On our way home after a full day of wine, cheese and beer }