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Sydney - Day 4

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2nd January 2009

Time to get motivated and get out there - there's a City to conquer!

I get into Circular Quay about 11.30am and treat myself to a starbucks - cinnamon roll and a gingerbread (wait for it)... frappucino?!! Not quite the same but to be honest, in the heat, much more refreshing! Although, if I'm honest, the heat doesn't seem to be here today. How rude! Not such a bad thing when you want to explore though.

I head up to the Rocks and get distracted by shops! Always a bad thing! I wonder into the tourist office and buy myself a 3 day explorer ticket that I can use over the next few days. It allows me to get onto the hop on hop off buses and the ferries and the trains and all sorts - seems like a good deal!

I continue to wonder round the shops and in the forefront of my mind is where I have to get to to do my bridge climb in the morning - yes, i'm climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, courtesy of my lovely sister Kathy! Once I know where I'm going, I decide to do a stint on the bus around all the major sights, mapping out where I'm going to go over the next few days. Its a good 2 hours worth of travel so it keeps me out of trouble too!

When I finish, I head back to the station and end up in the internet cafe chatting away to my Dad who is up early and can't sleep! After that, an early night ready for my early start tomorrow - Bridge Climb day!

Oh and I forgot to mention, last night I realised I might have something wrong... I have burnt my head in the sun from New Years Eve - badly. I won't go into details but suffice to say, I'm worried about losing clumps of hair..nice! Lagy, if you're reading this, I know you won't be impressed with me!

So, my main purchase today was tea tree oil to bathe my head in - it stings and i feel like a freak. I hope it gets better!!! If only I hadn't chosen vanity over slip slap slop - never forget the hat!!!!

Posted by KerryMc 16:36 Archived in Australia Tagged tourist_sites

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