Wednesday, April 3, Getting settled into Sydney
Christchurch airport and Air New Zealand flight to Sydney, AU:
Christchurch airport was so quiet with very few people. The Air New Zealand flight was delayed twice. We had seats in economy and still got free headsets, free movies, tv, music, games and a nice dinner. I’m really liking these international flights.
Due to the flight delays we landed in Sydney after sunset, so no photos. Good news was customs was not as difficult as we had expected.
Mantra 2 Bond Street Condo:
The condo has some nice touches, but is a little quirky. At least it’s centrally located so we can easily walk to Circular Quay, the Warf and Opera House, where we spent most of our first day here in Sydney.
Our Sydney Digs:
Eccentric art work on the wall in the living area.
Thursday, April 4, Sydney Opera House
Touring the Opera House:
One of many facts we learned about the Sydney Opera House was that it was supposed to be completed in 3 years at a cost of $7 million. It ended up taking 15 years at a cost of $105 million. Every dollar came from private donations.