Today the wetter was alright again, and I had a great planned unplanned day in this city.

But let me start where I stopped last: yesterday. Around 2pm I went shopping, then cooked and ate, all as planned, yummy 🙂

I went back to the Lounge for more internet usage and killed the time until 6pm. The new Germans had their travel talk then and I joined them because last time I missed important bits and pieces due to second sleep, as I already blogged. The Travel Talk was really good, I have to go see the guys in the shop to book my trips for up at the east coast, like Fraser Island and Whitsunday Islands.

It was still really stormy and raining outside, so nothing to do there. I felt a bit claustrophobic in the hostel: kitchen crowded, TV room crowded. Couldn’t go outside in that storm, so I went into my dorm, set my laptop up on the bed and watched an episode of NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles, then went to sleep.

So, now to this very long but great day I spent in Sydney:

Nicole and I had several things on our list we wanted to see. We both love taking photos, that’s one of the reasons why we’ve hung out so much during the last days.

We started down the road to the marina in Woolloomooloo, then walked past Mrs. Macquaries Chair, through the Botanical Gardens, past the Opera House, through Circular Quay to “The Rocks”, Sydney’s oldest district.

There we saw the “Löwenbräu” and then at some other place how “yummy” was handmade. It was really awesome. On the way back Nicole scouted a nice cafe where we had lunch then, I had fish&ships 🙂

After launch we started walking down George Street. At my Westpac branch office I took some money out of my account, at the next Telstra shop I bough a prepaid simcard for 2$, and charged it with 30$ for mobile internet access. It’s now working inside my laptop which I am using to write this post :).

Don’t think that was all, not even half! We continued down George Street, walked through the Queen Victoria Building/mall and went into the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Amazing! We spent about 1.5 hours there. Next stop then was the Sydney Wildlife Park. Among many others, I saw kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, birds and lots of bugs, ants, bees and spiders.

At 6pm we went to the Sydney IMAX, which claims to have the world’s largest screen, and watched the fourth Pirates of the Carribbean. It was great fun, although the movie wasn’t as good as the previous ones.

Now we’re finished 😀 “only” had to walk back to the hostel. It was a long but great day. Google says we walked more than 11 km that day:

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And finally, a selections of the photos we took today:

From 2011-05-26 That’s Sydney!!!. Posted by Philipp Hübner on 5/26/2011 (115 items)

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