Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney is probably the most elegant city I have visited so far. The first impression is the one that last, they say, and after twelve hours on a bus from Griffith, Sydney looked like heaven.

Bus ride from Griffith to Sydney

We booked a private room in one of the many hostels in Kings Cross, which also had a rooftop, and used it as a base for the next couple of days. In fact, as we ventured into Bondi Beach the day after, my CVs packed in my bag, I got a trial in a restaurant by the beach and got the job two days after, so we moved to a hostel in Bondi Beach instead.

View from the hostel’s rooftop, Kings Cross, Sydney
Bondi Beach

Bondi is stunning, it’s like you see it in the movies, a long sanded beach with a swimming pool on one side and lots of little houses, cafes and hostels on the front line. Moreover, you can access so many fantastic walks from Bondi, like the one to Coogee or the one to Vaucluse, with views over Sydney’s harbour, insane!

Darling Harbour

and its beautiful gardens. It’s the perfect place for leisure. Full of cafes and restaurants.


You can take the ferry from Sydney Harbour to Manly for a relaxing day away from the city. You can enjoy a pint with fantastic views and walk in the forest.


Head to Vaucluse for a fantastic view on to Sydney and its harbour. Breath taking view, I promise!

Sydney City

Giant Chess at Nagoya Gardens, Hyde Park

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