SydneyMy very first trip to Sydney - very exciting! In fact until this point I had been to Australia exactly once in my life - to Brisbane in Easter 2007. So lots to explore!
I spent 3 days in Sydney doing the tourist thing - from going up the Sydney Tower to sailing on Sydney Harbour and then just walking around. Thankfully the weather was on my side so I had some very good (if not hot) days.
My favourite thing was just walking around and soaking everything up - especially on Manly and Bondi Beach. I also caught up with my cousin who lives in Sydney.
I like the city and would definitely consider it a likely place I will come back to.
After Sydney it was off to catch a coach to Bryon's Bay. It was an overnight, 12hr coach journey, 1 toilet break and an endless stream of concrete.
Byron Bay is a coastal town with lots of surf, sand and shops. Plenty to occupy myself from lying on the beach to window shopping to scuba diving. It's a pretty hippy town with lots of tourists and bars. I actually prefer Sydney over it but there are definitely lots of keep someone occupied here!
And then up to Brisbane to see my little sis Penny, her partner Mike and my 2yr old nephew Dash. Had a great time catching up with everyone and getting to know Dash (who I had never met before). We did lots of chilling out, chatting and Xmas shopping! Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and wish I wasn't so far away from them all.