It's the end of the first week of my long-ish vacation in this beautiful country, and I've had quite some time to think about things.
No question that Sydney is one of the best places I've been to so far. Granted I haven't been to a lot, but it's definitely better than Hong Kong and Singapore in terms of convenience of transportation, (kind of) pleasant crowd, and a laid back vibe. It's much better than the urban craze of Manila, and I appreciate the parks, museums, and outdoor spots.
I've finally seen dinosaur bones, which is a HUGE deal for someone as obsessed to dinosaurs as I am. Makes you think about how awesome it is that one time dinosaurs used to live in the very terrain we now walk in...
I've seen enough though to make me think about the future and to silently map out what I plan to do, at least for the next two years.
If only for that--for finally having a goal to work towards instead of just wasting my days away--I think this much needed trip is well worth the time.