Continent Hopping Day 3 Sydney, Australia

 

30DBC+Aug+2020Another day on our virtual continent hopping adventure. Reading and engaging on each other’s blogs makes it fun just like when we comment here on wordpress.

Take advantage and do your laundry and whatever because we’re going to be roughing it on a train next.
we’re all staying at Hilton Sydney.
https://www.google.com/travel/hotels/Sydney/entity/CgsImO_m76TC4eXkARAB?g2lb=250…

30 day prompt:
There are a lot of great things to do and see in Sydney but you have one day so pick from the links what appeals to you and discuss what you discovered. Make us envious. Let your imagination get carried away.

https://www.thecrazytourist.com/25-best-things-sydney-australia/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g255060-Activities-Sydney_New_South_Wale…

My response: I really wanted to see the beach after being on ice the last two days. Bondi Beach is on the Australian Heritage List, and is also noteworthy for holding the Guinness World Record for the largest swimsuit photo shoot, with 1010 bikini-clad women taking part. I wonder if we could set our own Guiness Book record with virtual travel blogging.
It was nice to simple walk and dip my toes in the warm water.
I decided after seeing Wies’s excitement about the bridge climb I joined her. Wow, it’s the largest steel arch bridge in the world, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic landmark spanning one of the finest natural harbours known to mankind. Opened in 1932, the bridge is fondly nicknamed the Coathanger by Sydneysiders. You can walk and cycle across the bridge or climb to the top for stunning views. They’re right the view is stunning and then some. I took at least 200 pictures, so glad I bought a larger memory card for my Nikon.
I decided to end my sightseeing with Botanical Gardens and the Taronga Zoo. I set my phone so I would only be at the gardens for an hour. Thank goodness, I discovered the Choo Choo express, it offers a quick, scenic way to get around the gardens. The guide was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining.
The Targona Zoowas my highest priority, I really wanted to see a Tasmanian devil. They don’t look nothing like the cartoon version. I lucked out again because it’s quite a large zoo, and discovering  the zoo train and the Sky Safari was perfect so I would still have some energy to check out the nightlife.
I’ll sleep when I’m dead, I decided to give the 4-hour historic pub crawl a try, it took us to four of the oldest pubs in the city. We learned about the sometimes-seedy, always fascinating history of the area: gang life, brothels, unsolved murders and more. Man, I wish you could have seen Nanna’s, Neva’s, Apondia’s , Wies’s faces when our guide began his cocky spiel. Oh man the accent was so thick at times but hilariously entertaining.

https://www.bridgeclimb.com/

BCoF:
Take advantage and do your laundry and whatever because we’re going to be roughing it on a train next.
we’re all staying at Hilton Sydney.
https://www.google.com/travel/hotels/Sydney/entity/CgsImO_m76TC4eXkARAB?g2lb=250…

Prompt: Discuss one athlete and one actor or actress from Sydney. I’ve provided you a link with lots of options. Please, don’t write a book report, instead write an interaction you had with them or something you saw them do that amused you and why. Let your imagination go wild.

My response: Oh my, oh my that can’t possibly be Hugh Jackman at the bar talking with a woman. Oh, he was amazing in Les Miserables. I decide to venture a bit closer to grab a picture. Double bonus he’s talking with Claudia Karvan.  She was on Dancing with the Stars this spring.My hand is shaking so bad, damn it these pictures are going to suck.
Hugh Jackman asked if I needed help. He took my phone and snapped selfies with me and him and then pics of Claudia and me and then the three of us. I always thought he was nice but man he’s sweeter than I imagined.
I remember reading this blurb “With over a decade and a half of experience, Jackman has acquired the label of “Nicest Guy in Hollywood.” He’s opted out of a disingenuous media-friendly facade for a more honest and direct projection of himself, oftentimes disregarding the advice from publicists who say that he moves his hands too much, or shouldn’t talk about a certain topic or express himself in a certain way.” and thinking yeah right, well its true.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Sydney
https://www.factinate.com/people/24-humbling-facts-hugh-jackman/#:~:text=With%20…

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