Our Priceline hotel, the Radisson Blu, is just dandy and close to Sydney Harbor and the Rocks. We spent our first day fighting off jet lag by walking around the opera house and crossing the harbor bridge. We also spent a great deal of time trying to spend as little as possible on food. Although we declared ourselves honey badgers with plans to not give a sh&!!, our frugalness just kept kicking in every time we studied a menu. This led to lots more walking or in fitbit terms, steps. Did about 13,000 in the morning of June 4. When I synced it said I did 13,000 steps the day before when I was actually on a plane. Even a fitbit gets confused by time changes. Did another 25000 that night. Crazy huh? What's really crazy is I am wearing godawful hiking shoes and now have blisters on three toes.
After dinner we marveled at the Vivid lights displays on the buildings then finally called it a day. I was certain it was at least 10 p.m. Not quite. We were in bed and sound asleep at 7:30.
Our official day 2 began early because by 6 a.m. we'd already slept 10.5 hours. Google found us a pancake restaurant nearby so we were feeling pretty smart. We still learned a thing or two. Black coffee is watered down expresso called a long coffee and eggs come scrambled, sunny side up or turned over. Over easy was a new term for our waitress as well as the cook judging from the results.
After breakfast we hopped a ferry and went to the Taronga Zoo which is just delightful.
|View from Taronga Zoo|
Oh and one more discovery. When you say hiking and thank you like an Aussie, it sounds like you are from Kentucky. Now that's bloody remarkable.
|Follow the leader. Big lizards.|