Pacifica Trip Diary – Day 19

Day 19: January 26, 2014

This is the first day of my three-day trek back to Illinois.  Today I flew from Queenstown, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia.  The flight was several hours and about 1,200 miles.  When I got to Sydney about 3:30 pm, I checked into my hotel at the airport then took a subway downtown.  The car I road in looked new.  Parts of the subway system looked new and other parts looked like vintage 1940’s, but always clean. Today was Australia Day.  I first stopped at Cockle Bay (Darling Harbor) where there would be fireworks after sundown.  I walked around the crowd, had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and listed to some music before leaving for Sydney Cove (Sydney Harbor) to see the famous Sydney Opera House and bridge crossing the bay.  It was fun and I wish I had more time to stay to enjoy all of the festivities. I took the subway back to my hotel for an early night.

Picture of crowds in Sydney, Australia on Australia Day
Australia Day
Picture of Cockle Bay Wharf on Australia Day
Cockle Bay Wharf
Picture of subway car
Sydney Subwar Car
Picture of concert on Australia Day
Australia Day Concert

 

Picture of Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

 

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3 thoughts on “Pacifica Trip Diary – Day 19

  1. Mary 03/31/2014 / 7:09 am

    Those Sydney subway cars look WAY nicer than our Chicago El cars…

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