Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Honkers-Kiwi-Aussie Tour: Day 22 Sydney, New South Wales, Au

Taxi to Melbourne airport and one hour flight Sydney, Au via Virgin Blue.
Train and trek on foot to the Best Western Hotel Unilodge Sydney. Unbeknownst to us, it is a university student residence. On the one hand, it has great internet access and the room is kitted out with fridge, microwave, dishes etc. On the other it's designed with open courtyards so that the voices of partying 20 year olds echoes through the building - unitl 11 pm when the security guards come around. Groups of young men drinking bottles of beer in the elevators did not give me a sense of safety and security. The joys of travelling!
Walked to the nearest monorail stop: "The Monorail is one of only a few elevated transport systems in the world that operates through the heart of a major city. Opened in July 1988 as a Bicentennial gift to Sydney, it is now one of the most popular ways of getting about, moving over 4 million passengers per year.
The Monorail also delivers hundreds of Sydney’s commuters daily from Pyrmont and Ultimo to the centre of the City."
Enjoyed the ride to Darling Harbour, pictured here. Walked along the waterfront then hopped back on the monorail to Chinatown then walked back to hotel from there.

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