Playing Tourist In Sydney
Have you ever played tourist in your own city?
Have you ever taken the time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells?
Took the time to just soak in the atmosphere and just absorb and appreciate a fantastic place that millions of visitors get to experience every year?
I must admit it had been a long time since we took the time out to explore a bit of Sydney that is practically on our doorstep.
Mr B commutes every day into the city for work, he travels over the Sydney Harbour Bridge every morning on the train.
More often than not he’s probably plugged in to his music or catching up on some reading, maybe even working on his daily commute.
He and his fellow commuters totally take for granted the spectacular sights around them.
I bet they never even look out the window.
Hence I thought it was time to venture out and experience a part of Sydney, just like a tourist. Try to gain some appreciation, to count ourselves lucky and very fortunate to live where we do.
Today it was a trip to Sydney’s humble beginnings and the place where European settlement began, The Rocks.
From historic sites, to The Rocks Markets, where any souvenir hunter could indeed pick up something very unique, a Cane Toad Purse, a row of Shark or Crocodile Teeth, perhaps the traditional Boomerang is more your thing…….Kangaroo Scrotum key ring perhaps?
To a delicious seafood lunch along the foreshore of the most famous harbour in the world, we played the “tourist” like a pro.
We discovered hidden alleyways, unique art work and interesting characters.
When business owners asked where we were from, we answered proudly “30 minutes down the road”…
Half the fun playing tourist is actually talking to those that have travelled from overseas to see your home town.
They are experiencing the trip of a lifetime to see something that you take for granted every day.
One benefit of this is that it forces you to see your city through new eyes.
To once again appreciate a world wide destination that is indeed very special and why it’s on a bucket list for many.
Kangaroo Balls anyone?