An April 2002 trip
to Sydney by juyenn
Quote: Sydney is beautiful, bright and brazen. It sparkles in the day and sizzles at night. It is just loud, raw, brash and in your face!
I had a chance viewing the magnificient Sydney Opera House from a cruise boat. The Sydney Opera uses more than a million ceramic tiles.
Another great attraction is the Queen Victoria Building. I cannot help but admired the majestic facade of this building and its endless rows of shops, boutiques and food outlets here.
I did manage to hop over to AMP Tower at CentrePoint in central Sydney for some stunning views of the city.
Yo! I was stunned with the magnificient 360 degrees views of Sydney spread out below.
I cannot resist the Paddington Bazaar. It is on Oxfort Street. Stalls selling anything from jewelery to T-shirts with quirky messages.
The only reminder is the bazaar is open only on Saturdays.
You can use the light rail which runs 24 hours daily. A day pass which costs A allows unlimited trips a day.
Another cheaper way to travel around the city is to buy travel cards such as the A Red Travel card which gives you a week of unlimited rides on buses, trams and ferries around the city.
The best way to see the city is to use the monorail. Just go to Pitt Street Station and grab a A Supervoucher day Pass from any station for unlimited dt travel.
Restaurant | "Goldem Century Seafood restaurant."
O course, the food is fantastic. Simply irrestible. As both my husband and I are new to the city, we were recommended by the smiling waitress to try the salt and pepper crab and the Crab Congee which are the two signature dishes here. The verdict: Pure manna from heaven though the congee is a bit salty to my liking. We tried the beansprout too, and the bill came up to AUD 150.00 with white rice and Chinese jasmine tea. I was told BYO is allowed.
My husband loves the congee but I prefer the Pepper Crab.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 20, 2002
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