A weekend in Sydney is always an adventure and a recent weekend I spent in Sydney was no exception.
I have written this post and deleted it, then rewritten it again about five times now, and each time it has come out differently. I think because I have so much to say about the recent weekend I spent in Sydney that I am actually struggling to come up with anything to say. So I’ve decided to turn it into more of a photo essay instead.
Vivid Sydney Festival
The Vivid Sydney Festival is a free light festival that has been held for the last seven years and is something I’ve wanted to go to for a few years. I finally got to go this year with a few friends. Things I would do differently next time is plan better and go on a week day. The photos aren’t the best because they are at night and its hard to keep the camera steady.
– The lighting was amazing! Really amazing.
– It’s free.
– There are A LOT of people, especially on a Saturday night.
– Public transport is packed.
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
The QVB is a beautiful building built around the late 1800’s. It was threatened with demolition in the 1950’s but thanks to the people of Sydney, it is now one of the most beloved buildings in the city. Now full of exclusive shops and wonderful eateries, the architecture is definitely a winner in my book.
Supernatural Fan Convention
I don’t even know where to begin with this section, haha. Basically I have learned over the last year just how much of a geek I really am. You can read a little more about the actual day (plus some others) here, but I went to a fan convention for one of my favourite shows, Supernatural, got some photos with some of its stars, listened to the stars answer questions in panels and did a whole lot of waiting around. In the panels, you are able to take photos of the stars for the first 5 minutes. Here are some that I took – I was quite far away so the quality isn’t the best.
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
Trying to find hotels anywhere you go is one of the most difficult parts of travel. Do you pay more and stay in a central location or do you pay less and stay further out of city but have to pay for transport? So when you find somewhere that is reasonably priced and in a good location, then you snap it up. Castlereagh Boutique Hotel was close to transport and only a couple blocks from QVB and the Town Hall. My room was pretty small but I didn’t spend much time there so it was fine for why I was there. The decor was gorgeous and the staff were lovely. I would definitely stay at Castlereagh again.
Sightseeing in Sydney
There is loads to see and do in Sydney, it’s impossible to do it on a weekend so I stuck to a couple of things. Spending a bit of time in QVB, plus the outside of St Andrew’s next to the Town Hall. On my last morning I decided to jump on the Hop on Hop off bus out to Bondi Beach. I didn’t get off the bus but managed to get a few photos of the trip.
People asked me how the weekend was and my response has been “I didn’t spend much time in my hotel room so I think that’s a good indication that it was a great weekend.”