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Visiting Bondi Beach

We spent the last morning at Sydney on a half day tour to the Bondi Beach. The sun was shinning up high, looks like Spring is moving in – you got to love the sun because it made all of us look so flawless.

I have watched a couple of episodes of Bondi Rescue on TV, I must say, the day we visited was nothing like what I saw on TV. There were no hunky lifeguards around!! For those who requested for some hunky lifeguards, I am sorry, no luck – lifeguards not in season.

We took a little scroll along the beach with clear blue sky as our backdrop – amazing isn’t it, the beach is so clean. The sand is cold and the water is freezing.

The word “Bondi” or “Boondi” came from an Aboriginal word meaning “water breaking over rocks”. The beach is about 1 kilometre long and has an underwater shark net shared with other beaches along the southern part of the coast during the Summer.

On our way to the beach, the driver stopped us at Mrs Macquaries Chair to take some photos – superb views of the harbour and city skyline. The driver also drove through Double Bay which he called it “double pay” because a cup of latte can cost up to AUD14. We spotted some awesome architecture and massive houses along Vaucluse – the Holland Road and Avenue Six in Singapore, the Kenny Hills in Malaysia I reckon.

It’s shopping time. We dropped off at the Bondi Junction and visited MYER, David Jones and Inglot.

Had lunch at an open café at Bondi Junction.

Took the train back to hotel from Bondi to Town Hall. The train tickets cost AUD4 each.

It was a great day out with the sun, beach and shopping. We were really happy to have taken the half day tour as we would have never gone to some of the spots the driver brought us. If you are planning a trip to Sydney, remember to take a half day tour – we think its worth it. Gray Line often has promotion like the one we had – free half day tour with 2 full day tours.

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