Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sydney 1/26/17-1/27/17

I really didn't have that long in Sydney unfortunately.  I had really wanted to get to the Blue Mountains but I just couldn't figure out how to fit it all in.  Instead I went for one of my long walks exploring the city.  Also I know it is a little weird that Google knows everywhere I go but I love being able to look back at my timeline and pull up my walking history, especially on days like this where I literally just wander my way around a city.  I found my to an old observatory that still had some working telescopes as well as a really cool museum exhibit.  I also wandered my way down and around to the base of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and past the Opera House.  The piles of people you see in some of the pictures is because it was Australia Day (kinda like our 4th of july).  There was tons of street food everywhere (I had a lemonade and an epic but very spicy pulled beef sandwich).  The last part of my wander took me through the botanical gardens which were probably my favorite part even if I don't have many good pictures (or any good pictures).  One of the really cool things was all the bats that came out as the sun started to get lower in the sky.  Also I watched this pile of kids come barreling through on their scooters (like razors but with bigger wheels) and as they flew down this hill I watched one do a full scale flying ejection (at least it looked like he had a rocket powered seat attached to him).  I'm pretty sure he had at least a mild concussion but his friends got to him before I did so I let them take care of him. It was kind of a shame that the sun never came out because I imagine that Darling Harbor and the Opera House look spectacular the sun reflecting off the water.

When I woke up the next day I only had a few hours to wander because my flight was at 4 and I was really excited about this one and was intent on getting the airport as early as I could.  The only reason I am bothering to write about my last day in Australia at all is that as I was wandering through a park I had found the day before I found a spot for lunch called Encasa Deli and I am not kidding when I say they made one of the best sandwiches I have ever had.  I had the chorizo sandwich and I ate it so fast I didn't have time to get a picture, that is how good it was (I'm not exaggerating)

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