Photo Journal Sydney: Day One

Crossing over continents and oceans usually finds me in Italy, but this summer I have landed in Sydney, Australia for a handful of days. Join me as I get to know this lovely city a little better!

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The iconic Sydney Opera House, just a short walk from my homebase for the week. Almost 20 years in the making, the Opera House opened in 1973 and hosts more than 1500 performances every year. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007.

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The magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, opened in 1932, is noted as the tallest steel arch bridge in the world. It’s architecture was inspired by the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City.

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Australia has 21,262 miles of coastline along both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and in Sydney there is an abundance of breathtaking ocean views. We saw plenty on our city bus tour.

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I haven’t seen (yet alone tasted) vegemite yet, but there is no shortage of nutella (or gelato) here!

Next three photos are of Bondi Beach, where I was able to put my feet in the sand and water. Despite it being winter in Australia, the Pacific Ocean here is MUCH warmer than it is Southern California, even in the summer!

 

 

 

 

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A perfect end to the first day in Sydney — sipping Shiraz surrounded by this view:

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice scatti! Hope you are having a wonderful time Stacy. I was in Sydney almost 2 years ago and in 16 days I did not meet a single grumpy person! Trying crocodile was on my list of things my nipotina gave me that I had to do. I had pizza with croc at a place near the rocks. I can’t remember the name…maybe Tino’s? It was good-tasted like chicken! I unknowingly ate shark in Brisbane. ‘Flake, it’s a white fish’ -turns out flake is shark! It was delicious. Ciao, Cristina

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions! We are close to the rocks and I see Zia Pina Pizzeria has croc on the menu! I completely agree with you, not a grumpy person in sight (except for some of the Americans in my group — hahahaha). The people here are so friendly and happy, they make Sydney that much more enjoyable. Abbracci!

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      1. Si that was it-Zia Pina!

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  2. gailpollard2015 says:

    What a special adventure – anxious to see photos

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    1. Try again, I just reloaded the photos. We’re doing great here!

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  3. Sydney is a great city ( but Melbourne is still better, lol… ) Enjoy your stay and you have to try the vegemite, at least once 😉
    P.S Photos didn’t load for me either.
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    1. hahaha! I’m afraid it’s just Sydney for me this trip, Melbourne will have to wait till next time! 🙂 Please try again, I reloaded the photos and hopefully that worked. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      1. You will definitely have to see Melbourne sometime.
        Will check out the pics soon. Thanks Stacey. 👍🏼

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  4. Debra Kolkka says:

    I can’t see the photos either. Are you coming to Brisbane? We could meet for coffee.

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    1. Hi Debra! Try the post again, you should see the photos now. I would LOVE to meet for coffee 🙂 but on this short trip I’m only in Sydney. I’m here until the 14th if by any chance you are down this way! Otherwise, perhaps we will connect in Italy. 🙂 Australia is so beautiful! Blessings…

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      1. Debra Kolkka says:

        Sydney is wonderful, but I hope you see more of Australia one day. I will be back in Italy in late September for a couple of months.

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  5. Have a super awesome trip Stacy!! PS: Vegemite is a tough one to get used to but that is just my personal opinion of course! 😉 PS 2: Try Australian game food – Emu, croc, kangaroo etc – they are not only delicious but make for great stories! haha Ciao e buon divertimento!

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    1. Ciao! Sydney is amazing! I’m so enjoying the city! Great suggestion on the game food — I’m here with my son and I’m sure he’d especially love to try that! Any restaurant suggestions? We’re staying close to the harbour/Opera House.

      I reloaded the photos – please let me know if you can’t see them. Hope you are well!

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  6. Hmm… hopefully, it’s just my computer, but none of your photos loaded and I tried a couple of times…

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    1. Oh I sure hope it’s not your computer! Thanks for letting me know, I’ll check my photos when I’m back at my computer. Hope all’s well!

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    2. Ciao Karen, hopefully the photos are visible now. 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!

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      1. Yes, they did, but slowly. Great shot of the opera house at night and funny one of the Nutella flower pots!

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  7. Ishita says:

    Have a wonderful time!!

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