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Friday 16 March 2018
Sydney visit: Aquarium, Harbour Bridge, Opera House etc
Chinese Garden of Friendship. This was possibly my favourite place and I have written a separate post on it. We had intended to go the Powerhouse Museum afterwards but it was too late to go there or explore Paddy's Market by the time we finished at the garden.
As we walked out of the aquarium, we were both thirsty. After reading all the damage that plastic does to our oceans, I was disappointed to see them selling plastic bottles in the aquarium cafe. Sylvia begged for a drink from the fridge but I insisted that we walk on and drink from the reusable bottle in my bag.
It is a fascinating area with a colourful heritage of slum dwellings and unions imposing green bans to stop the buildings being demolished in the early 1970s. These days the area is far more gentrified but I still am grateful to the unions for their stance in saving the historic buildings.
Coming back it was nice to not have to lean forward and crane my neck around the partition to see her. The plane was really quiet so there was plenty of room for her latest cuddly companion to have his own seat!