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27 November 2017

5 favourite places in Sydney and surroundings

Hey there wanderlust lovers!

Today I want to give you an impression of my five favourite places in Sydney. Admittedly I’m not a huge fan of Sydney but just because I don’t like big cities. I’m not a fan of hectic and overcrowded places but other than that it was a great trip. I’d probably say that you can visit the main sites in about three days. For those of you who like the big city life and maybe a bit of clubbing I recommend five. But let’s get into it.

Blue Mountains National Park 

I know that the Blue Mountains are not directly in Sydney but this national park is definitely worth a day trip! You wouldn’t expect such an insanely huge national park so close to Sydney. The Blue Mountains National Park is also World Heritage – listed which is probably the reason why this place is so overcrowded with tourists, especially Chinese tourists. And guess what during the day there were arriving even more buses with them. I don’t want to be rude or offend anyone but Chinese tourists are the worst, especially the elderly Generation and I’ll quickly explain why. Firstly, they don’t care about the environment at all. The way a group of Chinese tourists surrounds animals in order to take a photo with them from any possible angle is horrible. I have seen it over and over again and it just makes me sick. Sorry I had to get that off my chest. Then there is the way they act towards other people. They don’t care if you want to take a photo of something they literally want everything for their self. That’s not all, so while we were enjoying the stunning view we recognised a Chinese couple staring at us and even following us. Believe me I notice something like that straight away, can’t fool me. So when Kim tried to take photos of me with no other person in the background which was already hard enough, the woman came up to me, stood directly near me as we were friends or something without saying anything and the guy tried to take a photo of us, me with that strange woman. So I stepped aside and of course she was following me. I was so pissed but I can’t remember what I said to her. As a matter of fact she couldn’t speak English just pointed at me and her. I was freaking out because this is just so rude. Why does someone want a photo with a complete stranger? And why would I agree on something like that? I mean who knows what they’ll tell when they show around the photo. Again, I don’t mean to offend anyone I just wish they were more friendly, responsible and easy-going. Anyway. The national park is incredible and has many walks to offer. It doesn’t really mind which track you choose, just enjoy the nature and the view. Btw not many of the Chinese tourists walk the tracks they just take their photos on the platform. Now check out this view and I don’t necessarily mean on my photo! Go out there and experience this beautiful place yourself.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge- who doesn’t know it? I have often seen it on TV or on Instagram and I was pretty impressed. Not because it’s utterly beautiful, really it’s not. But it’s one of the first things you think about when you hear Sydney. So walking on that bridge felt amazing. It was like walking on clouds. There I was. In Australia. In Sydney. At the harbour bridge. Crossing it from one end to the other and back again. I wished I could have walked on top of it, I know it’s possible at least for those of us who want to spend 300-400 AUD for a two hour walk. And I didn’t want to do that. But I was the happiest girl in the world anyway just by crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Sydney Opera House

Probably even more famous is the Sydney Opera House. It wasn’t as big as I expected it to be but the architecture is just so impressive. Even by just walking there and seeing that tiny thing getting bigger and bigger the nearer we got almost made me cry. All my dreams came true. I did it. I most likely don’t have to tell you this but you need to check out the Opera House when you are in Sydney!

Luna Park

Oh sweet sweet Luna Park. I remember when I first saw the theme park. It was on a Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen movie. I used to adore them since Full house. Childhood memories. I even have an entry in my scrapbook about how I want to do an event at Luna Park. So again I fulfilled one of my dreams that day. Seeing that typical face in front of the theme park gave me goose bumps. Unfortunately they have really specific opening hours but we were able to take a few photos because a part of the park was open due to a bar which is located near the entry of the park. I love how nostalgic it is. This park first opened in the 1920s and it feels like you are immediately transported to this decade and I love the 1920s. That would have been my decade but here I am.

Bondi Beach 

I guess Bondi is the most iconic beach in Australia. Although I wouldn’t consider it as a beautiful beach it has a certain atmosphere. I love the swimming pool which is directly located in the ocean. It’s perfect for a nice shot. Again, Bondi is an extremely overcrowded place but I’m afraid you still have to check it out simply because it’s so iconic.

That’s it for today guys. I hope you found some inspiration and maybe you can let me know what your favourite places in Sydney are. I’m always stoked to experience new places.

Lots of love and remember to conquer the world!

♥ D

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