February 20, 2010

Sydney Backpacker Guide: The City

 Below are a few of my favorite things from when I lived in Sydney.
 
Get Outside & Explore
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Hike the Blue Mountains/Three Sisters
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
Wine Tasting Tour

Wildlife
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Taronga Zoo

Beaches
Balmoral Beach (top pick)
Northern Beaches
Bondi Beach
Manley Beach
 
Eat & Drinks
$10 steak night at any restaurant - the best deal in Sydney
The Opera Bar for happy hour

February 19, 2010

14 countries in 1 year, 5 months and 2 days.

14 countries in 1 year, 5 months and 2 days.
 
Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Australia.

I am coming home! Friday, February 19th.

February 18, 2010

Australia: Laura Came to Sydney

Laura flew down from Ho Chi to visit Sydney!

1. Ashley and I met Laura and went straight to happy hour (Laura arriving in Sydney from Vietnam was massive culture shock. Welcome to the Western world. There is plenty of everything).

{ Right off the plane to happy hour }
2. Laura and I spent Valentines day with Pure Blonde and beer pong in the kitchen.

{ Sunday Session as they call it in Australia }
3. We went to Ice Bar Sydney at Circular Quay to have drinks out of ice glasses (Ashley bartended here). Outfit required: Ugg boats, gloves, and jackets:

{ Ice Bar Sydney }
{ We can't forget our roots- Asian style }
4. Thanks to Ashley and her Ice Bar Sydney connections we took a Jet Boat tour of Sydney Harbour:
{ Totally soaked and voiceless from screaming... Yeehaw! }
5. On Laura's last night in Sydney we wined and dined at the Sydney Opera House:

{  Happy hour at the Opera House }
{ Seattle living in Sydney }