After 8 nights in the bustling city of Hong Kong it was time to hop on another plane. This time my 9 hour flight would land in Sydney, Australia (shoutout to continent #5 for me) and I was excited. After taking the red-eye with Qantas (I love this airline!) I arrived bright and early in the Sydney airport. I headed to Wake Up Hostel where I stayed for the next 4 nights.
Wake Up was a massive hostel, it almost had large university dorm vibes. If you like to party there’s always somewhere to go and something to do. The size of the hostel was honestly a bit overwhelming at first, I didn’t think I’d ever make any friends but I did! They have daily activities and if you’re looking to meet people I highly recommend signing up. I did the walking tour of Sydney through the hostel and it took most of the day. I saw a lot of the city, got some insider information and of course met some friends from all over the world. Bonus: The hostel is conveniently located right next to the train station and you can pretty much walk everywhere.
I really love this city because it doesn’t feel massive. The people are super kind and there’s lots to do. As I ventured around the city I saw the incredible Sydney Opera House and yes the architecture is truly stunning. You can’t miss the Sydney Harbour Bridge either and you can even climb it if you want for a hefty price. I opted out of that one because I was on a budget.
The ANZAC Memorial is also a must see while you’re in Sydney. The pool of reflection was exceptionally breathtaking and powerful. There are exhibition spaces as well so be sure to go inside, take a look and pay your respects. Keep in mind that it is a quiet place so please observe respectfully.
If you want to feel like you’re in a Harry Potter movie pop into the State Library of New South Wales. It’s a pretty beautiful space. Despite all of the tourists taking pictures, it’d be the perfect place to study or curl up with a good book.
Take a stroll through Hyde Park, relax with friends or check out one of the awesome pubs. Don’t forget to take a walk around Darling Harbour. There’s no shortage of things to see and do. Explore this city and enjoy.