Sydney’s weather forecast is often bogus. If the forecast sounds bad, it could turn out to be nice! On the day we took Sydney bike tour, it supposed to be cloudy and rainy, but it turned out to be OK–just windy and drizzle for a few minutes and partly cloudy. Perhaps, I just learned to always look at the bright side of life.
Back to Sydney, we stayed at Cambridge Hotel Sydney, located in the middle of the city. All of hotel guests are Western European. Staffs are very friendly. Many of them are studying English in Australia for a year and work in hotel and restaurant. Hotel breakfast is always with white bread 🍞 As you can imagine, Australia is part of the British common wealth. They inherit a lot of traditions from UK, including ‘Vegemite’—a weird spread for toasted bread in which you need to acquire some taste to eat it!
First day in Sydney, we joined Bonza Bike Tour at 30 Harrington Street at The Rocks to commence a four hour Sydney classic cycle tour. The tour started at 10am, but we arrived a bit early so we walked around the area in the meantime. Across the street, there is a wholesale shop for Australian’s beauty products. We bought a few items as souvenirs from there. When we came back, there were many families joining the tour. We bought bottles of water, put on suncream, chose our gear, and waited in a group.
We were taken to all of the iconic sights, and tons of other sights that we may miss on our own. The expert guides gave us the information along the way. We stopped to take in a warm friendly pub as a half way point on the tour. We saw the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Habour (right next to the yachts themselves), the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Habour, the Royal Botanic Gardens (including the Flying Foxes), Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, Chinatown, Sydney Tower, Parliament House, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of NSW, and over 30 more great attractions! Tour concluded approximately 2:30pm at The Rocks.
To be continued…