Travels Through Sydney, Australia
In 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip sailed his ship into Sydney Cove and one of the great cities of the world was born. Today Sydney is home to over four million Aussies who love to bathe in the glorious sunshine and surf on the open waters that break upon its wonderful beaches. Sydney Harbour is irresistible. Its famous bridge dominates the view, a magnificent feat of engineering. But for sheer elegance, the Sydney Opera House takes centre stage with its unique appearance and over 2,500 shows annually to keep the opera buffs fulfilled. Try to catch the Sydney Film Festival when all manner of Hollywood stars honour the city with their presence.
If youíve joined in with the Aussie spirit and sank one or two pints of lager, try burning off the calories with a climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The ascent commences at regular intervals and the view from the top is inspirational, though you will need a strong nerve and a good head for heights. Today Sydney is a multicultural city. Prior to WWII, most of the inhabitants were of British or Irish descent. But later years have led to an influx of immigrants from all over Europe and Asia.
The diverse ethnic groups have led to a vast range of bars and restaurants throughout the city, catering for most peopleís tastes. One must-try restaurant is the Longrain. Serving an excellent choice of Thai dishes, diners are catered for well into the night. Once dinner is over, try drinking schooners at the Hollywood Hotel. Donít forget your best slacks and designer shades if youíre out to impress. Alternatively, take in a movie at the OpenAir cinema in the Domain. Watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters with the moon and stars for company. Revelling in the limelight, Sydney is all about glitz and glamour, always ready to offer you a memorable experience.
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