On my last trip to Sydney I paid for a few of the fun pics they take and then superimpose you on different backgrounds. I bought them from the Opera House tour, Sea Life and the Tower. So here they are…
My last day in Sydney, and one of the many kind things the guy at reception did for me when he upgraded my room was ask me what time I was headed for the airport and extended my check out time till 12:00 for me. So that meant I had half a day to enjoy the amazing room and do some last minute shopping.
I figured I had enough time to race to the Westfield Mall to check out Myers Lego department and then go up the Sydney Tower, the sun was shining so it was a great day for going up the tower. The salesperson in Myers said the same thing about the Sydney Skyline set – it has been retired.
My trip up the tower was probably the fastest “been there done that” sightseeing I’ve ever done. I even asked the girl selling tickets how long it would take. Crazy question I know but I needed to know if there was a long wait to get up there – there wasn’t.
I made it back to the hotel in time for one last look at the spectacular view, grab my bag and check out.
Because it was so hot I contemplated getting a taxi to the airport, but then I had noticed a lot of taxis driving around with their windows open, so I didn’t like my chances of getting a taxi with air conditioning. Plus if there was traffic I’d be quite stressed, so I caught the train which was fast and easy and nowhere near as hot as the one I caught from the airport.
I made it to the airport with plenty of time for several beers and shopping, but I think that should have been the other way round, because it was hot and I was thirsty so I drunk many beers quite quickly and then went shopping. This of course made the purchase of the really expensive new Apple earpods with noise cancellation very very easy. But I love them, and thank you to everyone who gave me birthday money – this is what you bought me.
Oh and as I passed through bag search, guess what I found… the Lego Sydney Skyline Architecture set, for about $20 cheaper (duty free) than what it would’ve been if they’d had it in any of the stores I went in to.
The flight home was fun and I managed to finish off the movie I started watching on the way over – Judy, starring Renée Zellweger. The flight even had wifi so I needed to take a picture of something so I could post it on Facebook (seemed like a good idea at the time), so this is the pic I posted.
Getting my bag and going through customs etc was easy and a very kind friend was waiting outside to pick me up and take me home.