Me: I’ve done with the Taronga Zoo post. What’s next???
R: Darling Harbor
R: Because I like Darling Harbor. I like the playground and especially the Vivid Sydney with laser show in Darling Harbor.
When we went to Sydney, it was time for Vivid Sydney Festival (an annual outdoor lighting festival with immersive light installations and projections). There was also firework show in Darling Harbor and we saw at least three times from our hotel room. Yes, our hotel was close to Darling Harbor and since I asked for high floor, we could see the fireworks from our room windows. So lucky that we didn’t have to go to Darling Harbor to enjoy the firework, just needed to see from the windows. The firework show lasted only few minutes (about 2 minutes if not mistaken) and it was unexpectedly (we didn’t know the schedule), so I didn’t have time to grab my camera to capture the moments.
The first one happened on Saturday night when everyone was sleeping because we were so tired after the night flight, and I suddenly woke up when I heard the sound of firework. I woke everyone else and they were up for about 10 seconds and back to sleep again, hahaha………….
Me (in the morning): There was firework last night and we could see from the bedroom window. I woke you up. Do you remember?
R: I thought it was only a dream………….so it was real???
Me: Of course it was real…………….
The second and the third one happened when we had dinner and also happened very quick, but at least we saw the fireworks.
Overall, we all loved Darling Harbor. It was pretty with clean water, blue sky, great view, and big and small ships almost everywhere. Plus, it was an open place and full of sunlight, and since we didn’t get used to cold weather, we loved to be under the morning sun which warmed us a bit.
We already visited this place at night, but we only ended up in the playground area and the laser show area. That was it. We didn’t know that this was a big place and still had many things to see. So we were glad when we went there again in the morning to explore this place, and this time we walked till the end of the harbor.
For our morning journey, we started from the middle of Darling Harbor. The playground was on the left side and we didn’t go through that area and went directly to the wharf. We would go with a whale watching tour that day, and since we arrived very early, we decided to walk along the harbor.
Unfortunately, we didn’t spot any whales that day, but we saw dolphins, albatross and giant sea turtles (no pictures since the boat was very shaky and daddy and almost half of the passengers experienced a very terrible sea sickness). The boy and I survived but the boy finally threw up one time, but he felt much better after that. My stomach also felt terrible and I felt dizzy but luckily I could hold on to the end. I knew that I couldn’t get sick because no one would take care of the lil one, so I really tried to hold on. Luckily I did and we all felt better once we arrived back at the harbor.
We were all relieved when we finally went back to the harbor and we didn’t want to end the day by going back to the hotel……….. we walked to the playground because the boy still wanted to play.
And that was the end of our day in Darling Harbor and China Town. That was our second visit to Darling Harbor, and the first time was at night where the boy played in the playground in the dark (with lots of other children too……..so I thought there must be some sensation of playing in the dark playground) and we enjoyed the laser show (twice) in the Vivid Sydney Festival
We also enjoyed Vivid Sydney from one other place, and that was Martin Place (train station: Martin Place). Why here? Because the boy wanted to try the drone that he already saw in pictures before we came to Sydney. It was quite famous and the queue was quite long.
Martin Place was the last place that we visited before we went back to Singapore the next day. We planned to see the Opera House at night but were too tired and decided to end the day and started to pack………….