"A Weekend in Sydney" Sydney by Marpessa
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I arrived on a Friday afternoon and left on a Monday morning. It was my first holiday by myself and it was absolutely awesome. Sydney is a beautiful city and very multi-cultural. I spent most of my time seeing the city by foot and just wandering around. I had a map on me, but just let my feet be my guide - I was very tired by the end of the weekend, but very happy, Sydney is an amazing city!
Don't miss!: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo (get your picture taken with a giraffe or koala), a ferry ride in the harbour, Circular Quay, The Rocks, the Botanical Gardens, the AMP Tower, Hyde Park and ANZAC Memorial.
Hyde Park is a beautiful Park located in central Sydney. Occasionally you might see people playing chess on a giant chess board, or a horse drawn carriage with a newlywed couple.
It is a nice clean park (mainly clean - bit of rubbish here and there) and a great place to just chill out and relax for a while as the city around you moves at full speed.
ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Memorial is in Hyde Park. The ANZACs were/are people who fought in WWI and WWII, they are also fondly refered to as 'diggers' and are the origin for the mythology of the Australian 'larakin'.
- Pros:Circular Quay, The Rocks, Botanical Gardens
- Cons:Rubbish in some areas
- In a nutshell:You need more than a weekend!
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