The Sydney Aquarium and Opera House
Trip Start Jan 01, 2013
25Trip End Jan 30, 2013
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We walked from our hostel to Darling Harbour where the Aquarium is located (about a 20 minute walk from the Rocks - where our hostel is located) and stopped at a very cool sandwich/salad bar place - I got half tuna pasta and half chicken caesar salad. It was delicious! When we got to the Aquarium, it was absolutely PACKED. And by packed I mean screaming, unsupervised children EVERYWHERE. It was not what we were expecting at all, so we ended up zipping through the exhibits just to escape the screams. I still got some pretty shots though :).
On our way back we walked by a shop called Factorie that was similar to a Forever 21
Finally, it was time for the Opera House. We all got dressed up in our cute and modest dresses to go see La Bohème. We only had a 10 minute walk up to the Harbour so we popped into the Opera Bar for a quick dinner before the show. Everything was tasty and the views were magnificent. Finally, it was time for the show. Being that this was Sara and my first Opera, I wasn't sure what to expect - especially since it was in Italian with English Subtitles. Luckily, I bought a keepsake program that had a short synopsis that I was able to read in order to understand everything. It was a very sad opera, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't think I'll become a buff anytime soon, but when you have the chance to see an opera at the iconic Sydney Opera House, you do it. It was a once in a lifetime experience!