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Updated: Nov 30, 2018

I’ve been to Sydney enough times to know that the culture is vibrant and exciting. There’s a certain underlying energy to Sydney. Millions of people hustling about their business. It might make the suit-n-commute a chronic pain, but there’s no confusing the fact that you’re alive – you’re definitely not dead. Plus, it’s Australia’s largest city.

Magical things I experienced in Sydney

Most people know the Opera House, but besides it’s brilliant architecture and interesting history, it’s renowned for a plethora of activities that solidify its place as one of the top destinations in Australia. Although we might not know it by the name, the Opera House hosts more than just operas. A wide range of Broadway-shows, gigs, contemporary concerts, symphony orchestras and more ensure that it’s one of the most fantastic live venues in the world.

Did you know that the Concert Hall Grand Organ is the largest mechanical organ in the world, with 10,154 pipes? It took 10 years to complete the Grand organ.

Paris might be the City of Light, but Sydney’s the city of trees. Approximately 29,000 trees of more than 120 species line the streets of Sydney, making the city beautiful while removing carbon dioxide and returning oxygen to the atmosphere

I can’t really explain why the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘steels’ your heart but it does. I’ll never get tired of admiring ‘The Coathanger’ every time I have a chance to go there because it’s beautiful, no matter what angle you approach it or view it from.

Madame Tussauds Sydney is a wax museum located in Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia and is situated on the Aquarium Wharf. The wax figures are very, very well done and some are spookily life-like. Lots of Australian icons which isn’t surprising. There are lots of props and it was interesting to learn about how they make the wax figures.

I saw the the Writer’s Walk in Sydney along the walkway around Sydney's Circular Quay. The Writers Walk honors and includes not only Australians but also those who lived in or visited Australia. Each writer has a metal plaque embedded and some of these writers include D. H. Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, and Mark Twain, among others. The plaques, arranged here in alphabetical order by surname, provide interesting and informative reading in a capsule form.


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