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#TBT - Sydney, Australia


A month ago today, at this time, we were in Sydney. Tonight as the rain won't let up, I long to be back there. Thus, my #TBT or rather as I'll call it on this blog #TravelThrowBack is dedicated to our first day in Sydney.

We left Dallas, TX around 11 pm and after a surprising wonderful long-haul flight (more on that later), we were excited to finally be in Australia. After making our way through customs and collecting our bags, we met up with my cousin and went out for breakfast ("brekkie"). I'll never forget the experience of being shotgun in my cousin's car in what would be the driver's side here as he left the airport and ventured to a wonderful breakfast cafe. It threw me off and I remember pushing my foot down when it was time to brake as if I had any control on the left!



 

After breakfast, my cousin took us down for part of the coastal walk to help us fight the jet lag. We started at Clovelly and made our way to Bondi, crossing Bronte and Tamarama off as well. Now, between Clovelly and Bronte is Waverley Cemetery where my great grandparents are buried. It is a beautiful, hilly cemetery with a gorgeous view.





Following the coastal walk, my cousin drove us into town and dropped us off at our hotel, and we turned in for the day. Not. One of the lessons my Dad taught us, in international travel you get on their clock the first day. Knowing we had to make it until at least 9 pm we went out exploring our area, which included Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, and St Mary's Cathedral.




The Anzac War Memorial is at the southern end of Hyde Park and at night it is incredibly beautiful to walk around. During the day you can enter the memorial and explore the "Hall of Memory", a great room with a constellation of stars at the top and off to one side there is a small room with a flame as a symbol of gratitude for the Australian people for those who gave their lives in the service of Australia during the war. It is a magnificent and heartful memorial.

After our stroll around our area we made our way to a local shop and picked up some Tim Tam cookies and headed back to our hotel...and passed out around 8 pm. Better luck tomorrow, right?


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