Tag: sydney

More fish: Sea Life Aquarium

After those fish we eat, we headed to those we look at: the Sea Life Aquarium. As it was still raining and cold, anyway. The aquarium was bigger than I expected, and honestly, a nice past time. A bit crowded – as everyone was looking for shelter from the rain – but we still got a good look at a number…

Sydney Fish market

Alas, the warm and sunny weather only lasted one day. Then, the rain came back. Me and Sydney have a weird relationship – it is always pouring down when I visit. I have seen much more rainy days there than sunny ones, on each of my trips.   So instead of the hiking in the Blue Mountains we had envisaged…

Beach walk: Waverley to Bondi

The heat called for a remedy: we took the tube ans bus and headed to the coast. First stop: the beautiful, eerie, silent Waverley Cemetery. Waverley cemetery sits on top of the cliffs at Bronte, a suburb of Sydney on the seaside. It opened in 1877, and looks out over the Tasman Sea. It is full of beautiful Victorian statues and…

Sydney Icons: Opera and Harbour bridge

You cannot avoid them, and nor should you. Any visit to Sydney will inevitably lead you to the Opera House and to the Harbour bridge. After our stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens, we went on along the water to the Opera House. It is an iconic building. Recognizable around the world, it symbolizes Sydney like the Eiffel Tower symbolizes…

Visit Sydney’s Botanical Garden

Our first day was an exceptionally hot day in Sydney, with temperatures hitting 36 degrees. Not ideal for a city walking tour. We decided to walk along the water, to stay cool. Our walk lead us to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a perfect viewpoint over the harbor. We first passed one of the ever present swimming pools – and cursed ourselves for…

Sydney Harbor cocktails

What better to start our trip down under than to head for the Opera house for some Sydney harbor cocktails? We took a much needed walk after all those hours on the plane, as the night was warm and beautiful. My sisters shrieked at a couple of low-cruising flying foxes, a species of mega-bat native to Australia. But we made it over…

Australian road trip

Here we go: the next big adventure with my sister: we’re finally taking our three-week Australian road trip. Here’s the planning: 4-5 February: the flights We start our journey in the morning at 9.00, taking Qatar airways QR196 from Brussels to Doha. It will be my first flight on a Boeing 787, the Dreamliner. After a 3h45 layover in what I…

Sydney in the rain (again)

Sydney and me… it’s not a love story. To say that up front. The city is fun. Beautiful. The harbor, the green, the cafés, the museums… It’s just…. it’s always raining when I’m there. Fourth time here and it rained for 48 hours. Tropical rain. When I was here for 12 days during my round-the-world trip in 2014, it rained…