30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 12

Welcome one and all to Day 12. You guys know the drill. Make sure to check out whatΒ MaggieΒ andΒ CheilaΒ answer for these challenges too!

Day 12 is about Places I Have Visited.

A lot of you may already know about all my travels, because it’s a big interest in my blog. So this post may link to a lot of older posts that will be able to tell you in more detail about these places.

Let’s start locally.

New Zealand, my home country.

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Here’s a basic map of NZ that leaves out a lot of cities, but it’s the one that shows all the places I’ve been to

 

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Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains

When Rory and I announced that Β we were planning on going to Sydney, nearly everyone told us to go see the Three Sisters, or to go to the Blue Mountains. I had no idea that these were effectively in the same place until I started researching it (ha!). The Three Sisters are a peculiar rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It’s about a two hour drive out of Sydney. We didn’t want to rent a car, so we researched a few travel agencies that did day trips, and then headed off.

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Sydney Travels – Part 6. Blue Mountains

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Sydney Tower, Museum of Sydney and Art Gallery of NSW

Sydney Tower, Museum of Sydney and Art Gallery of NSW

We visited these three in the same day. After not being able to get into the Opera House the first time we went, we decided to stop by some of the nearby attractions. It was a big day of walking all around.

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Sydney Travels – Part Four. Sydney Tower, Sydney Museum and Art Gallery of NSW

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Darlington Harbour

Darlington Harbour

The hotel we were staying at was in Haymarket, which is a few minutes walk away from Darlington Harbour. Wellington Harbour is nice, but it’s tiny compared to Darlington (I mean, so is Wellington in regards to Sydney, to be honest). We were there practically every day and evening, just walking along and having a look at everything that was going on. We also took in a lot of the attractions there, such as the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife Zoo Sydney and Madame Tussauds Sydney. We also ended our trip by taking a dinner cruise on our last night in Sydney. Darlington Harbour is just as good (if not better) at night.

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Sydney Travels – Part 2. Darlington Harbour

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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Last September, Rory and I went to Sydney for a week. He had never been, and I had last visited when I was 4, so I barely remember it. The trip was amazing, and it was so much fun to run around Sydney with Rory. I’ve decided to write about the trip in separate parts, but rather than splitting it up by days, I thought it’d be fun to split it up by the places we visited.

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Sydney Travels – Part 1. Chinese Garden of Friendship

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