Caitlin: Scenery and Street/City life
I was very excited for my first weekend in Sydney because it meant I could finally start to explore the city and see some sights! Each part of Sydney is unique in its appearance and atmosphere, so it was interesting to explore a few different areas in one day and see those differences. For example, Darling Harbour was quiet during the day but bustling for nightlife events, while Chinatown was quite crowded during the day. One of the interesting things I noticed when I was exploring these areas was that there were not typical tourist shops that I have seen in every other country I have been to, so many locals were in the same area I was. Exploring the city like a local is important to me whenever I travel, so I enjoy this aspect of Sydney’s city life.
The Sydney Vivid Festival is another event that attracts both locals and tourists. I was fortunate to be able to attend the Vivid Cruise event, sailing around the harbor to see Sydney all lit up. The views were amazing, especially of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Events such as this cruise are great for anyone going to Sydney because it gives you the chance to people watch and talk to other people about Australia as well as your own culture; it’s a learning opportunity for everyone involved.
The best piece of advice I could give anyone who wants to travel to Sydney or anywhere else in the world is to not only focus on the pretty sights and scenery, but to actually immerse yourself in them; learn the culture, talk to new people, take it all in.
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
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Posted by World Endeavors on June 16, 2018
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