Sydney: day 2

The highlights of this day are walks, parks, bays, beaches, fresh fruit, and of course friendly and open Australians.

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Since I love parks, I was advised to check out the Rushcutters Bay Park not far from Kings Cross. Besides, I was to live in the area for the remaining days. So I headed from the hostel to the park first day in the morning. In the picture:cool local graffiti on the way in the Woolloomoolo district.

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Quiet Victoria street in the morning.

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I reached the destination in about 20 minutes. In the picture: the crossing of the Greenknowe Ave and Roslyn Gardens close to the park.

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And  here we go: Rushcutters Bay Park.

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The park is just next to the charming Rushcutters Bay.

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What a great place to be in the morning: people, animals, and nature.

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In the morning I moved to a studio flat kindly offered by a kind person and professor whom I am fortunate to know. Exploring the neighborhood: Macleay St.

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Birds communicating next to the El-Alamein Memorial Fountain on the corner of Darlinghurst Rd and Macleay St.

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Apartment blocks in my new place.

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Time for breakfast after a cold-morning walk and exercise: Harris Farm Markets offers a wide range of super fresh and tasty fruit …

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… as well as dozens sots of fish …

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… and delicious Australian fish that can be fried or grilled right there. Not to try all that would have been a grave sin.

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After the breakfast I headed for the popular with tourists and families Darling Harbour. In the photo: Chinatown and schoolkids next to the Harbour.

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Another group of kids next to the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

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Park at the Darling Harbour with lots of open space.

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People are chatting, playing, and enjoying the sun.

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Cool playground.

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The Darling Harbour.

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Bird fountain at the Cockle Bay Wharf.

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For lunch I headed to the University of Sydney again to meet a friend who is doing a postdoc. In the photo: a bridge in the Victoria Park next to the uni.

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Students chilling out on the grass.

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In the afternoon I started discovering the famous Sydney beaches. The first was the Bondi Beach easily accessible by bus form the Bondi Junction.

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Beach art.

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The sand, the ocean, and the fresh spring greenery. The water is still cold in this season, but surfers don’t care of course.

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From the Bondi Beach one can take a coastal walk all the way south past by many Sydney’s beaches. Probably all the way till the end of Australia?

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The coastal trail.

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A great spot to stand at (or jump from).

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Just the before the Tamarama Beach on the way: I can’t think of a best place to exercise. Which I did with a local names Jules.

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That white dog is super cool!

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Tamarama Beach: easy to reach in half an hour via the coastal trail from the Bondi Beach.

At night I went out to “The Midnight Special”, a cozy bar located in Newtown, a funky suburb of Sydney and a centre for entertainment activities. There I hanged out with a lecturer from another town in Australia. We drank and talked about the topics we share – political science and martial arts – as well as tried to establish connections between the two.

Summing up the day: another day in in paradise!

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