First Day in Sydney

After arriving to Sydney late yesterday evening this was my first full day in the city. The day ended up quite productive, I did quite a bit of sightseeing and had some time for more practical matters as well.

I spent most of the day near the CBD, first walking through the Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens, passing by the Sydney Opera House and then heading through Circular Quay to the Rocks, the historic city center. I spent some time wandering around the Rocks and made a brief visit to Sydney Observatory. After that I felt I had done enough sightseeing for the day so I focused on more practical matters.

First on my list was joining a local dive club so I headed to the University of New South Wales campus. Things were quite busy over there with the orientation week (start of the academic year with all the new students) going on, but I still managed to get my membership sorted out. Unfortunately, the club isn’t organizing that many dive days during my stay here, so I’ll have to see if I can sort out some extra dives either through the club or with some other people.

Another item on my list of things to do when arriving to a new city is getting a library membership. Pretty much everything is bit more expensive here than in Melbourne and this was also true for the libraries. I ended up paying 15 dollars for a temporary 3-month membership. The King’s Cross library I visited was quite small too, hopefully some of the other libraries in the city have a better selection of books. Of course, the membership was probably worth the money for just the free wifi alone.

While I took some photos during the day, most of them were pretty quick shots. Going to spend some more time in the next few days to get some better shots. My current plan is to stay in Sydney for around three weeks and then head back Melbourne, but one never knows what happens.

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