Okay, this will be the last post on my visit to Sydney. The 5th day, we spent touring the city …. hopping from one point to another.
One of the view along the streets
First stop was to scenic view of the Harbour Bridge, there were two stops that allowed us to see the Harbour Bridge, a close up look at it and another one slightly further away. Both views were fantastic!
Sydney Harbour Bridge
We also went to see the Sydney Opera House …. a pity we were not able to view the inside of the opera house. I would have love to join the guided tour.
Sydney Opera House
After which, we took a ferry ride from the Circular Quay …. the ride allows us to enjoy seeing the different views of the surrounding areas. Truly enjoyed the winds and movement of the ferry. I enjoyed being on a ferry or boat, hmm… maybe can consider taking a vacation cruise next time 😉
We disembarked at Pyrmont Bay and from there we took a slow and leisure walk right up to McMahon Bridge to Darling Harbour where our bus awaits us.
Part view of the park where we had our bbq
Once boarded the bus, we went to a park (sorry I could not remember the name of the park). At the park, a bbq picnic awaits us.
After greeting the wonderful chefs that had prepared the scrumptious foods for us, we happily helped ourselves to the foods. It was most enjoyable … .the foods as well as the view from the park were great.
Our chefs hard at work, barbequing the qurban meat for us (photo credit to Lin)
I could see children happily playing the swings and riding bicycles. It was a joy seeing the delights on the faces of the children 🙂
There were many birds around the park and these birds were not shy …. always waiting nearby for scraps of foods.
After the bbq, it was a free and easy moment but I chose to go back to the hotel …. to rest and start preparing to pack my luggage for the next day, the 6th day was our last day in Sydney.
One of the 3 masjids we visited
We checked out around 10 am ….. boarded the bus and continue our last lap of the journey before moving on to the airport.
At one of the scenic beaches …. simply beautiful!
Such a delight! (photo credit to Lin)
We visited the beaches ….. stopped a couple of times for photo taking and at Bondi Beach, we had our lunch. A fish and chips meal awaited us. It was really good! I like 🙂
Fish n Chips
A final stopped at a mosque and then it was to the airport finally!
Boarded the plane at 8.30 pm Sydney time and Alhamdulillah reached Singapore …. Home Sweet Home around 4 am in the morning.
Mesmerising view (photo credit to Cik M.)
My takes on the whole journey? Alhamdulillah … it was a good trip … the Sunny Island Travels did a good job, there were a few points that can be improved but hey! nothing is perfect. All in all I was happy and satisfied.
Personally, the ‘me time’ …. being alone was good for me, though I could not help every now and then, thinking and worrying about my husband and kids. The good thing about having access to technology was that it was easy to keep in touch. I had my eldest daughter reported to me daily and even had a watsapp call with hubby.
I’m grateful and blessed that I was able to fulfill part of my wish list. Still have 2 more places I wish to go ….. but I supposed have to wait, need to save up and see if there’s another opportunity given, insya’Allah!
Travelling does broaden one’s mind and perspective. Few things I learnt during my solo travel were to have the spirit of adventure …. be willing to try, have less expectations, do not complain instead accommodate the self to whatever conditions given, be brave and friendly.
Since I am an introvert (though people who knows me would not have believed it of me hahaha) ….. being alone was never an issue to me. I strive being alone, am always comfortable just having myself as company ….. yet I am always open to befriend others. Thus, I was glad to gain not one, not two … but three new friends during the journey. These people were the closest to me during the whole journey. I missed them and occasionally we do keep in touch via the watsapp.
So khalas … have finally reached the end of my Sydney tales …. have no idea where the future will bring me to, I do not know when I can go for another solo trip but I shall continue to save and look forward to the next one 🙂