From Singapore we travelled on to Australia. First to Melbourne then onto Sydney, where we were lucky enough to have this view from our bedroom window.
In both cities we went on an open top bus tour and had a walk around the Botanic Garden, which were different. Sydney having a much hotter climate than Melbourne. Also in Melbourne we went on a boat trip along the River Yarra while in Sydney we did a harbour cruise.
From our hotel room on Melbourne's Southbank we had this view of the Melbourne sky line looking towards Flinders Street railway station.
There was something very familiar about this view and also many other parts of the city. Some of you will remember the many postings and photographs of his home city of Melbourne, which David McMahon regularly published on his authorblog blog. Having read many of his postings I felt a sense of deja vu.
We have now moved on to Christchurch in New Zealand where we are seeing husband's family.
How did you find your hotel? Gorgeous view...
Fly - we booked through Trailfinders and the hotel came from their brochure. As we only expect to visit Sydney once we decided that we might as well be hung for a lamb as a sheep and chose an hotel in the Rocks area close to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. What we ended up booking was their recommendation rather than our choice, which was probably better but also more expensive. All of the big hotels in that area have pretty much the same view depending on their exact location.
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