Australasia | Australia | New South Wales | Sydney – Walking around, Botanic Gardens
7th of September, Newtown
It was time for some changes, and I already had visited the important sights of Sydney so I wanted to get a closer look at one of the suburbs of Sydney, I decided to walk to ‘Newtown’, which is situated about 30 minutes northeast of the youth hostel. The suburb is very nice and not as expensive then the downtown area. The buildings look quiet old (like from the 70ties) and you can buy nearly everything you can imagine. I found a cool second-hand book shop with an huge selection of great novels and non fiction as well just on the main street.
8th of September, Botanic Gardens, Arriving in Brisbane
My last day in Sydney, which I spend mostly at the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was a sunny day and walking around in a green surrounding was, for my opinion, the best thing I could possibly do.
One of my favourite spots in the park was a walk that explains the history of Sydney. It showed the history of the white people in Sydney and on the other hand the Aboriginal point of few. For example: James Cook discovered Australia in 1770, the Aboriginal comment related to this note: They (white people) say he discovered Australia, but we never lost it!
By the way, did you know that more then 700 convicts where among the first settlers which arrived in Sydney?
I finally left Sydney at 6:30 pm to go to Brisbane, after eight wonderful days, with lots of great impressions.