Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sydney-Day 3

The Smith goal for our last day in Sydney:  
Hit everything we've missed!!!!

With that being said, we covered soooo much ground without one means of public transportation (bus, taxi, shuttle, ferry, etc).  Starting in Surry Hills and made our way to Kings Cross, Darlinghurst, Circular Quay, CBD, the entire Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, and finished our evening in Chinatown!  

Makes me tired just remembering it ... started east and worked west.

You see ... I have a weird thing about eggs (it's true, I admit it!) and tend to like the way I cook them over a restaurant or friend/relatives house.  Because of this, I have never been a big breakfast person, and Gabe is a HUGE breakfast guy on vacation, like wanting it every day when neither of us eat breakfast back home.  Being the good wife that I am, I had researched this breakfast place called Bills that was a local favorite and got a gazillion phenomenal reviews about their signature scrambled eggs and ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter.  So, I thought we'd give it a shot since I just knew the hubs would love it!

Bills for breakfast

Lattes are always served in glass, 
which was funny to us as that's what water would be served in back home.  
It was truly an art based on how they served it!

The fluffiest eggs, right?!  I even asked the chef how many eggs he made because it seemed as if there were six on my plate alone!  I believe it was only two or three, but his secret is adding cream to them!

It came up that we were in town from the US, and they asked how we found their spot for breakfast.  So, I pulled out my Sydney book, and of course they loved reading their blurp!

Our mission was to walk off those calories after a fabulous breakfast!
I spy a tourist -- and a cute bottom too!

Kings Cross:
Wild mixture of prostitution and crime with a addition of stylish restaurants.
We were told to try not to cross this street after dark ...

As you see, Show Girls is located between McDonalds and a travel shop, Definitely odd.

Distance in km to Auckland, London, Seoul, New York, Bangkok, etc

Great little patios and cafes on every corner - One of my fav things!

Interesting advertising we saw in the city! 

Art Gallery

The Domain and beautiful infrastructures

Loved seeing Lululemon in Australia -- Makes me happy

Sydney Hospital - Rubbing the boar's nose for good luck

Fortune of War - Sydney's oldest pub - 1828

Their alcohol is calculated/measured by pushing a button!

It was super weird to see UGGs being sold at souvenir shops!

Walking the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Views from the top after climbing the pillar

After a full day of activities, our evening ended with Gabe carrying my satchel as the additional weight was too much for my feet.  Gabe scouted an award winning steakhouse, I'm Angus, that served kangaroo in Darling Harbour, so our evening was spent there soaking up every last second before heading up the coast bright and early.

Gabe said the kangaroo tasted more like venison than anything.  They butterflied the fillet into three strips to make it more palatable.  He ate every.single.bite ;)  and I had lobster!!

I'm sad to report that the Sydney days are over.  Gabe and I were impressed with our ability to cram everything we wanted in three days and happily ate at many places we read about prior to visiting.  We walked probably 5-8 miles solely today in the city.    AND had blister to prove it ....

Some VERY tired feetsies :)

Such an interesting culture with people who have the most wild fashions. 
NYC and LA times seven ;)

Next stop, Surfers Paradise
To be continued ....


Megan said...

Looks like you and your hubby had a great trip. I can't wait to read more about your Aussie adventures.

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

So fun! You know what...I am not a breakfast person either! However, those eggs did look fluffy and delicious! Love looking at all your fun pictures...too cute!

Liesl :)

Jordan said...

You guys got to see a LOT of day 3! Can't wait to see more :-)

Jenny said...

Loved all your pictures. Makes me want to go!! Can't wait to hear about the other places you went to in Australia!

LG said...

I am loving reading about your trip! My husband and I used to travel alot before the baby and I cherish those memories so good for you guys!
Ya'll are a super cute couple btw.. and I loved your outfit in this post!
Were Uggs cheaper in Aussie land or no?

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Ashleigh said...

The pictures are fabulous! I've always wanted to visit there! And how cute are those little patios on every corner?? :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like your last day in the city was action packed!!

Lindsay said...

What great photos. I love the UGG shop! :)

Cody and Lindsay said...

Looks like so much fun!!

Charlie said...

i love a good breakfast on vacation too! looks like a great time :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh that meal looks amazing! I love that you guys saw so much - I am the exact same way!

Jessica said...

Oooh, Kangaroo?! I would love to try it.

You got some great pictures.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

That latte looks yummy! I always found it funny how they serve fries with everything but call them chips.

Can't wait for beach pics!

Michelle A'etonu said...

so much fun! you guys are so cute! can't wait to hear more!

Neely said...

Ok 3 things: 1 I love that you saw a lulu 2. When are you doing a WW again? I miss it! 3. On my blog tomorrow I give you a shout out...get excited! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a packed, fun day! Love your outfit by the way! :)

Ali said...

They SERVE kangaroo? That just seems wrong! Haha.

I love your shoes, I love your pics, I love your trip. I love it all!

Neha said...

Three days and so much! Amazing! And after walking that much, you could not have had to worry about calories at all. The eggs look tempting!

Loved all the pictured. Thanks for sharing :)

Tatiana said...

I bet you had a whole lot of walking to do! It seems like you guys got to do and see a whole lot for one day! How fun! I'm glad you guys had a blast :-)

Meghan said...

Oh my gosh! Your pics are to die for! I have always wanted to go to Sydney!


rinniez said...

Its so interesting the things that someone from overseas notices in australia, things that i would have completely overlooked.
And as for the UGGS, i dont think i know one australian that owns a pair! we all buy fakes, actualy the only person ive ever met with a real pair was an american exchange student who bought them in america, they are just tooooo expensive here!

Jesica said...

I just randomly stumbled across your Sydney adventures, I can't believe you did Sydney in 3 days! After that flight it took me 3 days just to feel normal each and every time! The only upside is that jetlag works in your favor going that direction and you're always awake at like 4am ready to start the day. Glad you enjoyed Sydney so much! I miss it terribly in this dreary NW weather.

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