We're always excited to arrive in a new place. But we were SO excited to arrive in Australia. We've both dreamed of visiting "Oz" since we were young. And now we have 5-6 weeks (not sure when we're leaving yet) to travel around the country experiencing the best of its cities, beaches and a little bit of the bush in-between.
We started out with a bang in Sydney by cruising around the world's most famous harbor. In the days that followed, we walked all over the city, from the Royal Botanic Gardens to Potts Point and the Queen Victoria Building to Sydney's Fish Market.
Our little Airbnb apartment in Woolloomooloo was the perfect jumping off point as we logged mile after mile on foot. And it was only a 15 minute walk from the Opera House! So we had no excuse to not photograph it day and night, from every possible angle. It's sort of a requirement when visiting Sydney, right?
Oh, and it gets better. Here are two more reasons I'm thrilled to be in Australia:
1. My mom is here!!!!! After eight months apart, we celebrated our reunion with a continuous hug that lasted approximately 36 hours.
2. I've reunited with a long lost best friend from high school, Alex, who's originally from Sydney and moved back before college. It was wonderful seeing her and catching up (luckily her memory is much better than mine!).
If the first few days in Sydney are any indication of the weeks to come, we're in for an amazing time down under.