Day 53 – Sydney, Australia

I am exhausted. Waking up early this morning was not a problem. My bed is actually really comfortable even though it’s a bunk bed. Amy arrived to Sydney at 0730 and we had some instant oats for breakfast with milk this time to prepare for our Bondi to Coogee Walk. We walked across the street to Central Station, caught a train to Bondi Junction then boarded a city bus to Bondi Beach. Luckily I had someone with me to help navigate the way.

Swimming Pool at Bondi Icebergs Club

We started the walk at the famous Bondi Beach. We were both surprised at how small it looked in person. Next to Bondi is a landmark swimming pool that overlooks the beach. The morning sun was shining from the wrong direction and the tide was too low to watch the waves hit the pool but the water was still really clear and a pretty turquoise-blue color.

Coogee Beach

We walked for what seemed like forever around ledge after ledge and over beaches before we finally reached Coogee. It took us about an hour and a half and we were both getting hungry so we got some banh mi from a little shop for $5.50, which is amazingly cheap for Australia. We ate our sandwiches on the beach before heading back to Bondi Beach.

So happy to finally make it back to Bondi Beach!

Our motivation to complete the walk back was to bribe ourselves with gelato from Gelato Messina. By the time we got back to the beach, my legs felt like they were ready to fall any minute and we went straight to the gelato shop. It was so good! Afterwards, we went to see the Sydney Opera House before catching the train back to Central Station.

Did I really go to a Brazilian buffet by myself? You bet CHURRASCO I did!

After Amy left, I had to repack my backpack since I will be leaving Sydney tomorrow and heading to Melbourne. I booked the rest of my accommodation for Australia then left to go to dinner. I decided to treat myself to a nice Brazilian dinner at Churrasco. I wanted to try everything but the food just kept on coming. My favorites were the fried cheese and the fried bananas coated with cinnamon sugar! I stuffed myself to the brim and then walked back to the hostel for the night.

Adios, Sydney! It’s been fun but it’s onto the next dextination… Melbourne!

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