May 15, 2018 – Sydney, Australia
We decided to catch the early morning flight to Sydney. We still had so much stuff do pack and organize before though that we hardly got two hours of sleep.
Sometimes that’s just the way it goes. We took an Uber to the airport and after some discussion during check in (apparently not all airlines will allow you to bring a nappy bag onboard) we finally boarded the plane that would bring us to Sydney.
Once we landed and left the airport building we were shocked to learn that a) it was freezing cold outside (17°C) and b) a taxi ride to our hotel would cost us the same as the subway. Seriously, Sydney airport charges a ridiculous amount of money for the subway. We ended up taking an Uber again – in the end the cheapest option. After having checked into our hotel we strolled through the Botanical Gardens to Sydney’s famous opera house. It felt strange to be here again – here where our Australian adventure had started five weeks earlier. The leaves were beginning to change and it all had a different feel to it but that made it no less pretty. We ended the day with takeout Thai food and a family picknick on the hotel bed.
The next morning we woke up to a grey sky and drizzling rain – bummer. The hotel breakfast was not that great either and we were a little disappointed. Once we got out of the hotel though things got better. We walked all the way up to the Paddington market and explored this stylish neighborhood of Sydney.
Afterwards we strolled through Darling Harbor where Sydney’s Thai community celebrated Buddha’s birthday. Levi was quite impressed by all the colors, people and performances. We walked all the way along the water back to the Opera House and later back to the hotel. It was a great day exploring the city even though the weather was not quite as expected.