Living In Sydney, Australia (Travel Diaries)


The next post in my travel diaries series will be all about my time in Sydney, Australia. So as you all may already know I previously travelled around Australia for just under 2 years and was lucky enough to have experienced living in both Sydney & Melbourne. I lived in a beautiful part of the Sydney city called Pyrmont for 6 months, it located on the harbour and only a 10 minute walk from the main city centre. I thought today I would share my thoughts and feelings on my life as a Sydney girl.

Sydney was the first place I ever visited during my stay in Australia and I was not disappointed at all. I think Sydney is absolutely fantastic to visit however I would not choose to live here. A big, bold and beautiful city full of so many things to go and do, you will never be bored. Although it is a lovely place, it is very busy and very fast-moving and by the end of my 6 months here I couldn’t wait to move on to somewhere a little more quiet.

Sydney consists of so many brilliant hostels, bars and clubs! and I highly recommend this being the first place you visit on your travels. If you are looking at Travelling to Oz, I very much recommend staying in the famous WakeUp hostel. It is the best hostel in Sydney for people travelling by themselves as everyone is in the same boat and you will meet so many new people in order to go travelling with. It is quite a pricey hostel because it’s very good condition and very clean compared with most in OZ. Even though it’s expensive I definitely recommend spending a little cash and staying here for the first week or two but once you are comfortable do not get stuck there! Move on ASAP because so many people do not make it out.

Now for the sightseeing… Sydney is definitely one of the best places to sightsee and being a tourist is the best thing to do here. There is just so much to see and always something interesting going on. Whether you are interested in seeing the cliche harbour bridge and opera house, surfing on Bondi beach or hiking around the blue mountains, there is just so much for you to experience. My favourite thing to do during my time in Sydney was taking trips down with friends down to the botanic gardens and just relaxing in the sun and having a picnic on the beautiful grass.

After this I have to tell you all about Darling Harbour, one of my favourite places to go on my days off. Not only does it always have festivals and events going on, it is also the home of the worlds biggest IMAX. Plenty of lovely places to go for lunch, dinner and does have a pretty good happy hour you can also go and check out. The bar Blackbird serves the best $8 cocktails and Pontoon bar next door makes the best chicken schnitzel I have ever had. I can’t put words together to describe this meal. When you arrive in Sydney you will notice that chicken schnitzel is a huge part of the Aussies lifestyle. every single place sells it! but I’m here to tell you that Pontoon bar’s is the best. even better go on a Tuesday and it’s very cheap.

As for other places to go and check out in Sydney I recommend taking the ferry over to Milson Point for get views of the harbour and to also go and have a little walk around the one the only Luna Park (which I was actually lucky enough to work at over the summer holidays). Then there is Market City a great shopping centre in the heart of the city with a massive amusement arcade at the top and a gigantic market from Wednesday through to Sunday every week downstairs. A must see! After this take a little stroll through China Town which is right next door and get the best Chinese food you’ll ever receive.

There is so much I could talk about in Sydney, The city is full of amazing things, I will leave a little list of a few other places I went and visited whilst I was here as I could go on explaining forever. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to message me!

– Sydney eye tower
– Chinese garden of friendship
– Bondi Beach
– Coogee to bondi walk
– Bondi Junction Westfields
– Manly
– Watson Bay
– Sydney National Park Manly
– Blue Mountains
– Camp Cove
– Port Stephens Sand dunes
– Wollongong
– Hyde Park
– Newtown
– Kings Cross
and this isn’t even half of it!

I have not met a single person to this day who has travelled to Sydney and not enjoyed their experience. There is always something going on and something to do. If you are currently planning a trip yourself and have any questions on life in Sydney feel free to contact me I would be more than happy to help you out and give you any advice you need.

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