It's finally the school holidays, and every holidays my family makes the three hour karaoke filled drive up to Sydney! We stay there for around three days in our favourite hotel, Holiday Inn, which is right next to China Town and Darling Harbour, the best location in my opinion. Here's a little summary of our better than average little trip...
On the first day we went to a Malaysian festival, where we ate Malaysian food and learnt a bit about the culture. I'm Malaysian by the way.
I think Malaysian people from Malaysia are generally really little. I look so big in comparison!
A representation of a Malay wedding...
This food actually wasn't very yummy...
But this was... Mmm satay and roti canai <3
And on the next day my sister and I did some sibling bonding, through photos anyway.
We walked from Macquarie's Chair to Circular Quay and the Rocks in the burning hot sun. It's not even summer yet...
My sister's face has been drawn over for privacy issues. Hope you're appreciating my badly drawn pink smiley face :)
And then there was the Bridge Climb
We did this with a friend from Canberra, who also happened to be in Sydney at the same time. Together we climbed all 1437 steps of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and honestly, it wasn't even hard. The view was so beautiful and we even saw the place where Dance Academy, one of my favourite TV shows, was filmed, which was a bonus.
We climbed during the twilight session so we got to see the beautiful sunset.
And then, after the sunset, we could see all the sparkling city lights and roads and roads of traffic below...
Of course, when you go to Sydney, you can't not go shopping. My mum, sister and I went window shopping along the very busy and long George Street.
There was a huge Cotton On and a large variety of clothing and food shops lined up on one side or the other of a honking busy road. Here's the clothes I ended up buying...
There was also a ginormous Dymocks, my favourite book shop, which was three stories high, the biggest I've seen yet. The YA section was like a mini heaven to me. I managed to get two books I've been dying to read. Imagine my surprise when I found The Queen of Zombie Hearts. I hadn't even known it had come out yet!
And of course we managed to find ourselves some food too. Adriana Zumbo's macarons are the best (and unfortunately the most expensive).
And now I'm back in small boring little Canberra, which is actually okay. Sometimes it's good to return home and do a little relaxing. I can't wait until my next trip to Sydney! Just know that I'm jealous of all you people who live in a big city where window shopping is actually possible.