Monday 25th February 2013
We caught a shuttle bus from the airport at 8.45am. We checked into our hotel, “The Park Royal”, on Darling Harbour at about 9.30am, we were very fortunate to be informed that our room was ready for us and we could move in straight away. We deposited our suitcases in our hotel room 729, where we discovered we had a beautiful view of Darling Harbour from our window and the room was welcoming and comfortable. We both freshened up and changed our clothes into something a lot more summery, to gel with our new beautiful first taste of Australia’s wonderful sunshine.
We headed out to explore the beautiful harbour area where we had lunch as the memories of our last visit to Australia came flooding back. Tiredness and jet-lag began catching up with us and we returned to our hotel to sleep the jet-lag off. In the evening we went out again to Darling Harbour, where we enjoyed a really nice Thai meal and had a wonderful time exploring. The area around Darling Harbour is very vibrant and alive with many people just wandering in the warmth of the evening enjoying life. After dinner we returned to the hotel and a good nights sleep.