Spending money like water
02.04.2006 22 °C
So, I've been in Sydney for 2 weeks now and really enjoyed myself.
I arrived for a party on Saturday morning but after partying all Friday night in Melbourne and not actually getting to my bed I was far too tired to go out. I arrived at the flat to meet Emma and promptly fell asleep.
However, we have made up for it in the last 2 weeks!!!
Sydney is a really nice place and the people are really nice. I've spent my days wandering around the city whilst Emma has been hard at work.
I did a tour around the Opera House and met a nice Scottish girl called Karen. We both thought the the Opera House would be much bigger than it actually is and the inside design is a bit at odds with the outside design, it's all wood panelling, very 70s. Apparently the guy who designed the outside fell out with the Ozzie governemnt before it was finished and left and so it was down the the Australians to design the inside and they buggered it up....
Although our guide didn't go into to much detail, it was mentioned that the acoustics aren't as good as they should be and the overall design is a bit rubbish. In the Opera Theatre it seems the designers forgot that the singers on stage have to see the orchestra and they built the pit too low. Now, when they do a show, they have to film the orchestra and project the image onto screens in the audience for the singers to see! doh! They are now planning to spend millions to totally refurbish it, if they can raise the cash!
I also did the Harbour Bridge walk which was very cool. It was a little scary so I was glad of all the safety equipement but not too impressed with the grey boiler suit I had to wear. Photos to come!!
And that's about it really. I've been to the beach and tomorrow we are off to the most famous one, Bondi
I also got to meet up with Kirsty and Emma who I met in Melbourne. It's also nice having Emma to hang out with, but it does mean you drink more (not too much mum!) and therefore spend more!
I am now going to try and install some photos...
Next stop is Coffs Harbour.