By: Manuela Ramírez
Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia for 1 month. During my stay, I visited some of the best places that make the city what it is. The city is very organized. There were no bumps in the street, and the transportation was very accessible. Of course, at 5 pm, it was super crowded, but it was overall manageable. Lastly, I was surprised by the amount of Asians that live there, which makes Sydney a very multicultural place. It was very different for me to see people talking in Korean or Chinese.
In February, it's still summer in Sydney, so the weather was perfect. One Saturday afternoon, I went to Manly Beach. I took the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Beach. When we arrived, we ate fish and chips at a local fishery. It was so good. Fish and chips is the most famous dish, and it's simply the best combination since it has fish, which I love, and chips, which I also absolutely love.
I then went to a tour of Sydney’s Opera House. This is a must-see not only because it's beautiful. It is also one of the most iconic structures in the world. I took the tour in Spanish because my mom didn’t know any English and the history behind it was pretty interesting. To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect from the Opera House. I had no idea how it was inside, but after the tour, I was fascinated by how beautiful it was.
Next, I went to The Opera Bar, the restaurant below the Opera House. It has an amazing view of the Harbour Bridge at night. The vibe was very cool since there was live music and the ocean was just outside.
Another nice thing to do while being in Sydney is taking the train from Circular Quay to Milsons Point, one of my favorite neighborhoods. Milsons Point is located at the other side of the Harbour Bridge, and the vibe of this place is very unique. I loved how relaxing it was. We walked through Milsons Point, and went to Luna Park, an amusement park that has a lot of games and roller coasters in front of the water. Lavender Bay and Kirribilli are the neighborhoods around, and the architecture and view are gorgeous.
Now I get to talk about the famous Bondi Beach. If you are going to Bondi, please do the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. The first time I went to Bondi, I was going to do it, but O went so late and was so lazy that I didn’t (big regret later). This walk has the most beautiful ocean views, including going through a cemetery in front of the water, which was pretty interesting. The pictures don’t do enough justice to how incredible it looks through the human eye.
Sydney is definitely a city full of different cultures and unique views. I highly recommend for people to go visit this amazing place.