Did you know Sydney was the land for transported convicts during the British era? Since convict transportation ended in the mid-19th century, the city has transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic centre. The municipal council of Sydney was incorporated in 1842 and became Australia’s first city. Gold was discovered in the colony in 1851 which attracted people to come a settle here and make money.
We landed into Sydney and it was love at first sight. That evening we strolled along the harbour side admiring the majestic Sydney harbour bridge followed by attending a play by Shakespeare called “The Merchant of Venice” at the Opera House. The applaud from the audience echoed in the theatre.
Later that night we dined at the master chef fame Michelin star restaurant by Peter Gilmore called the Bennelong at the Opera House. The food was fantastic and the dessert mind blowing. It was a lamington with coconut ice cream shavings and tasted heavenly.
Next morning, we made way to explore the city. The Victoria house hosted all brands for retail therapy, while The Cockle bay Warf offered sun and chilled beer. the darling harbour was a good walk towards the Star another shopping arcade famous for its Casino and Adriano Zumbo’s just desserts.
We also got some amazing views from the Sydney tower before we headed out to meet some friends in Sydney. Dinner on cruise which hosted a musical was a delight. The picturesque sun set and the bridge at sight was perfect for a sun downer.
Other things which were interesting was a container exhibition near the harbour which exhibited artefacts in containers itself, thus saving on place and cost. We also saw an old ship docked there which was then serving as a makeshift restaurant for the tourists.
All in all, Sydney is a city of hopes, of dreams and for people who dare. The bright sunshine warmed our soul filling it with immense happiness making it difficult to depart. The company of good friends, the liveliness of the city and the love of one another made it one of the most memorable holidays.
Untill next time, happiness and sunshine