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Places to travel in Sydney - Day 1 - The Opera House

If you are in Sydney the first place to see is the iconic Opera House. Does it take a whole-day visit? Well not really if you're in a rush, you could just have a glance and move on to other places like Botanical garden or Bondi beach. But if you have time and you love eating/drinking you've enough things to keep you pinned to the place for a day. There were two of us in the journey, and we started from our apartment in Pyrmont, Sydney.  Our journey started by 11 am . It was a 20 minutes walk. 

The hop-on hop-off buses every 10 minutes ( 40$ for 24 hour pass)

In Sydney there are red hop-on hop-off buses that circle through the main attractions in the city every 10 minutes. It costs 40$ for a 24 hours pass. You can hop-on and hop-off any number of times. We were tempted for the take one of those but we finally decided to take the walk and reach Opera. 

Walking to the places around the Opera House

It's better not to go near the Opera House as soon as you spot it. Keep it for later in the evening. Just take some selfies from far with the Opera House as the background and walk over to The Rocks an area near by the Opera House and climb over to the huge bridge near-by when you finish exploring the Rocks. 

The Rocks 

This is place a with lots of exhibitions, stalls and small but very good hotels/bars. You get to see a variety of rare stalls with Australian-crafts like Boomerangs and Fresh water pearl jewellery. You could walk around and enjoy seeing the stalls or buy some stuffs that interests you.

Climbing the Bridge

Way to the bridge top
 There is a special program called 'Brige Climb' that takes you to the top of the massive bridge ( that is a paid trip costing around 150$). But, thats not what I meant here, you actually have a normal stair to the bridge and from the top you'll get a better view of the Opera House for another selfie. From there walk through the fly-over road extended from the bridge that leads to the Opera-House. 

Selfie from the bridge 

Finally reaching the Opera House

Once we reached the Opera House, we were amazed by it's architectural expertise and the way it stood surrounded by water on 3 sides.. There is a long Opera Kitchen and Opera Bar just in front of the building. In the Kitchen you can get a variety of special seafood and other amusing delicacies.  In the Opera Bar most of the tables were filled with people enjoying the view. The place have as many Silver Sea Gulls as humans, they are typical chip stealers and come near you very casually expecting to have a pick from your meal. There, near the waters, enjoying the architectural marvel and the beautiful sunset you can relax and spend a few hours having tasty food and drinks.

Bridge view from Opera House



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