I could use the word ‘stressful’ to describe the last few weeks as it has just flown by leaving me a little all over the place.
Lucky Sydney was calling!
It all began when mum and I expressed an interest in seeing Les Miserables. It wasn’t coming to Brisbane so if we truly wanted to we would have to fly to Sydney. This seemed like a great idea. Although about a month after booking came the release of the information of yes it would be travelling to Brisbane…oh well!
Flights to Sydney from Brisbane are really quite cheap so a quick weekend away is actually a reasonable thing to do if you are wanting a getaway. What makes it expensive it that both the Brisbane and Sydney airport to city trains are $17 dollars each one way! Seriously, for a 15min ride! But still cheaper than a taxi I guess, it just annoys me!
Being a cheap little getaway we booked a hotel close to the Capitol Theatre so we could easily walk home after the show. Nothing flash, and I really mean that. Not to go into too much detail but some room switching had to occur as our first room was not up to cleanliness standards…I’m talking someone either had too much to drink the night before or some bad Chinese food and left a mark – yuck yuck yuck! Our second room was much better, but at that stage anything clean would have been!
Being in the middle of both China Town and Thai Town, food was everywhere and we went in search of a late lunch. We found a nice looking pub – a drink, yes, that was what we needed! The menu was a selection mostly of Thai food and I had a great Pad See Ew.
One thing that made the trip to Sydney worth it for Les Miserables was the Capitol Theatre. It is amazing and reminded me of the Palace Theatre on Broadway NY. That kind of impression and feeling you just don’t get at QPAC. The chairs, the roof that makes you feel like your outside and that fantastic staircase – it is just beautiful.
The show I have to say is probably the best thing I have seen. Ever. You forget just how many fantastic and powerful songs are in it and I am pretty sure I had goose bumps the entire time!
The next day we didn’t need to be at the airport until about 4pm so a trip out to Bondi Beach was the plan. My mum grew up holidaying there and it was nice to go back and hear the stories from her childhood and for her to see how much it had changed yet how much it was still familiar.
Being winter there were only surfers in the water and very few people on the sand. I can’t imagine what it is like in summer! We enjoyed a walk around up to the surf club, Icebergs for a few cold beverages and a yummy lunch. All with the most amazing view.
By the time we got to the airport we felt as though we had made the most of our 24hours in Sydney and needed the rest the flight home would allow us. The flight allowed me to get through a good amount of my book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed which is amazing and I can’t wait to tell you about it in my next Reading Challenge update!
What is your favourite thing to do in Sydney? Have you seen Les Miserables and what did you think?