What a wonderful start at Mrs Macquarie’s Point – Sydney Day 2

We got up early and went downstairs to have a light breakfast and a quick talk to the reception. They recommended that we take a walk from the hotel across the Botanical Gardens and out to Mrs Macquarie’s Point where you will get a great view of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

As usual we decided to walk and it turned out to be quite a long distance but thoroughly enjoyable across the beautiful gardens to our destination.

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A peaceful corner
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Rose, rose, rose!
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Purple beauty in the garden
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Signage to our destination
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Lotus blossom
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Skyscrapers behind the beautiful garden

Along the way we thought we should have a little bit of fun before a day of meetings started. Given that yoga can be done anywhere without a mat, we decided to do a few downward facing dogs and even attempted a wheel. Well one of us did anyway.

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Tree pose
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Wheel pose
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Downward dog

Arriving at the other end of the park down to the point where Mrs Macquaries Point is located we came across a lot of other tourist to also thought it was a good idea to go and do the viewing early in the day. We took some photos and really enjoyed the beautiful view, stunning blue skies and the fascinating architecture of the Sydney Opera house and Harbour Bridge.

Magnificent view at Mrs
Magnificent view at Mrs Macquaries Point

We looked at our phone and noticed the time we got right away from us. Whoops, it was only 20 minutes until our next meeting which was on the other side of the city.

It was a hot day but still because there are no taxis around and no buses we had to walk and had to walk very fast, in fact at times we had to run but we finally made it across to Surrey Hills where we had our first meeting – we must looked a little bit on the hot side but we were still standing, still alive.

We met up with Victoria of The Insiders, a business that is an agency looking after various food bloggers. We enjoyed talking with Victoria and found we have a lot of interests in common, especially to do with social media, food and promoting restaurants. It was so interesting talking to Victoria that we almost lost track of time again; we had to wrap up our discussions and make a quick dash across the other side of the city to meet up with another contact.

Nice chat with Victoria
Nice chat with Victoria

This time we met up with Shannon from Urban Chic Guides, a blogger from Sydney. We had a wonderful discussion with Shannon. We really admire the work that she does because we know how much effort goes into having to identify new restaurants all the time, compile 10 best lists and feature restaurants to help people make decisions. There is a lot
of background work.

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Lunch meeting at Vivo, Sydney
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Great conversation with Shannon

Next,  it was time to grab a cab and get out to the airport and wish Sydney farewell on our trip to Melbourne.

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