Sydney

Back in Australia!

Sydney nice to visit again! I missed this beautiful place with the best wildlife in the world! 
Sydney is as always- vibrant , sunny and there is always something to do. This time I managed to deal much better with jet lag since I have done many long haul flights in the past few years, I learned some tips and tricks. I love animals, so this time I decided to go to Taronga Zoo. Such great experience to see so many animals that I have never seen before. Koalas are obviously the cutest! Ferry ride to the ZOO allowed me to see Sydney from a bit different perspective than usual. Opera House, Harbour Bridge, always look spectacular no matter how many times you will visit!
I so much enjoyed a long walk from Bondi to Tamarama Beach. Watching surfers riding the waves in this super cold water was fun! After hanging out in Sydney for a week, I took a flight to 
Melbourne, which is such a different city to what I already have seen in this country. There really is something for everyone here, no matter what your budget and tastes are. So many restaurants, that every choice was difficult as they are all great and they serve delicious food! I didn’t know that coffee is such popular drink in Melbourne! Locals are super friendly people and they were always happy to share some useful tips. I found this city very modern, European style and I loved the mixture of old and new buildings. Queen  Victoria market is a must see. What I loved the most was inexpensive fresh seafood! Yum! Royal Botanic Gardens is a great place to admire wildlife and beautiful greenery. State Library Victoria is the place that I won’t forget for a very long time. Seeing so many people in one place that are being so silent and read, was pretty unique view. 
City has so much to offer. Don’t forget to take a ride with the old local tram! That was fun! After flight to Sydney, I enjoyed some more seafood on the famous fish market, then went for a glass of wine in Horizon Bar Shangri La hotel and enjoyed the beautiful view from the 36th floor! Time to pack bags, flight to London is next day! 

Walking on Sunshine in Australia

Wow. That was a long trip. Anyone who has taken the London-Sydney flight knows what I am talking about. 🙂 Lucky I had great company on this trip!
Once I boarded the plane at 2200 on Wednesday… I felt like entering some special time machine… I was on the move for over 20 hours… Landed in Sydney at 7am on Friday local time. I left cold and wet England and arrived in a very warm Australia. Such a nice change. From my hotel room I could see the marina, the ships were leaving every day… From 33rd floor I was able to see a lot. The Opera, the Harbour Bridge. Australian people have good sense of humour. I like this place…. 🙂 Walking on sunshine. Listening to the birds. Smelling flowers in the park. Taking photos, eating best food, watching the world go by. 
I was also invited to Tasmania and jumped at the chance. This is the most beautiful place at the very end of the world I have ever seen. A very private house on the beach made me feel like a special guest on this beautiful island. I was completely pampered. The sound of waves was waking me up and the smell of fireplace and glass of lovely Tasmanian wine was making me relaxed at the end of the day. I guess I am addicted to traveling. 
Next stop: Dubai.