Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sydney - Day 1

Nate and I did a shit load of walking today. We left Newtown in the morning and walked over to Chinatown where we had a chinese brekky before going to Darling Harbour to visit the Sydney Aquarium and the (newer) Wildlife Park next door.

Afterwards, we made our way to the Fish Markets via Star City (I swear that the sight of fish was not the motivation for feasting on them afterwards). I ordered 200grams each of sashimi-grade tuna, kingfish and salmon and had an amazing lunch.

Caught the light rail back to the city and had intended to visit an aboriginal art gallery but I got completely confused and ended up near the wrong Phillip Street off the wrong stretch of Elizabeth Street (I hate it when different streets are given the same names!). Fortunately we were close to the Art Gallery of NSW so we walked over to there instead for a drink. Art Express was on. This showcase of the top works by HSC students was a sight to behold. There are some truly talented young artists out there. Unfortunately the Archibald doesn't open until the weekend so will have to go back to the Gallery later.

After the Art Gallery, Nate and I decided to walk over to Kings Cross and then to Paddington to look for a few more galleries (with varying degrees of success) before making our way back to Chinatown where we caught up with a friend for a quick bite.

Am now back in Newtown, sprawled on a couch. My feet are sore!

Planning to go to Manly tomorrow.


K said...

Hope you are enjoying your Sydney visit. I'm intrigued. What does a Chinese brekky involve? :-)

Adaptive Radiation said...

We had congee, fried noodles and dumplings.