Bryan had the great opportunity to work for his company at their Sydney location in July. He set up my visit ‘Down Under’ to coincide with the last few days of his workweek; then we had a few extra days to sightsee together.
Here are the photos from those first few days of my visit. Since sweet Bryan was busy working, I’d take off in any given direction and walk, gawk, and purely enjoy being lost in a completely different country.
Be sure to view them with the PicLens – it will let you see my descriptions of each, to give you some perspective and (a little) information about what you’re viewing.
Here’s a map of the area to give you some perspective on where I wandered those first few days. You can zoom in to see just how close everything was in relation to the apartment, and where I was each day.
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All in all, I highly recommend visiting Sydney and the surrounding areas. We found the people to be friendly, thoughtful and very laid back. In fact, I really do think Aussies lead the most relaxed lives. Take, for instance, the typical workday in downtown Sydney:
- Show up to work around 9:30
- Have morning tea halfway through the morning hours
- Go to lunch
- Mustn’t forget afternoon tea around 3pm. Cappuccino if it was a busy afternoon.
- Catch the 4:30 train to make it home for dinner in your village.
Holy moly I’d love a job like that!
Tomorrow I’ll update with photos from Bondi Beach. While I did go there by myself one day while Bryan was working, he came with me to explore the sandstone cliffs that weekend. Trust me, those photos are AWESOME. Really worth the trip back to ChelleandBryan.com to check them out!