Day 4 of Road Trip: First full day in Sydney
We overslept, since we were beat from yesterday’s drive and so ended up having a late breakfast in Glebe, in this awesome totally hipster place where everyone had a MacBook (no PCs allowed apparently). Mindlessmunkey didn’t pony up for breakfast, even though I won the bet in getting ready faster than him. IRREGARDLESS, we decided to walk to Circular Quay from where we were and have a look around. We stopped at Paddy’s Markets and had some retail therapy until Mindlessmunkey had enough of the cheap souvenir shopping; and that was good since we apparently missed the worst part of the rain for the day. Oh yes, it was raining all day, but just in that slightly annoying way where you feel stupid opening an umbrella cause it’s not really raining but get wet anyway.
At Circular Quay we first stopped at the old Sydney Customs House and saw this amazing model of the city under glass that was part of the floor (and at the same time under it). Afterwards, we wandered to the Sydney Opera House and then to The Rocks. We saw some impressive (and to me a bit controversial) modern art pieces scattered around the Rocks that is part of this exhibition called Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Had beers at Löwenbraü Restaurant, and headed back to our hotel via Darling Harbor. Finally, had an amazing feast at a Korean restaurant before coming back to the hotel and talking to my advisor over Skype, rationalizing all the work I have done here in Australia while escaping from grad school for a month. Another day in Sydney, and then we move on.