Good day, 'mate! Today, I am going to show you what I got from my recent trip in Sydney, which isn't a lot because for one, it is REALLY EXPENSIVE there. Wanna know how expensive it is in SYD? A bottle of mineral water is about P120.00-P150.00, a price that could afford around 3-4 gallons of mineral water for water dispensers here in the Philippines. Also, malls close at 5pm and some restaurants and coffee shops too, and that is a government rule. I didn't have so much time to go around and window shop. LOL! But Sydney is a beautiful place and I would kill to go back asap-4 days aren't enough to explore and photograph this city!
At least supermarkets close pretty late, like 11pm. Coles is prolly the leading supermarket chain in there, and there was a huge branch in front of the hotel where I stayed in. These are the things I got: Crumpets, a waffle- like bread that my mother adores and Cadbury Caramello Koala, which can only be found in Sydney-there's also Cadbury Fredo, frog- shaped chocolates that are exclusively available in Aussie too. They said that it's best to get chocolates in Australia because it tastes better than any chocolate manufactured in other countries. I don't know about that because chocolate is chocolate to me and I'm willing to eat 'em whether or not they're made in Australia. I also got that Crunchie bar because I immediately craved for Honeycomb when I saw it.
Australia is the land of Papaw (or PawPaw) balms and of course, I had to take home a couple! Obviously, I hoarded because these balms are miraculous for me. Check out those mini Lucas Papaw balms! I also got Coco Island Pawpaw Balm because aside from the Pawpaw ingredient, it contains Manuka Honey, a natural wonder that has been proven to be a very potent anti-bacterial agent. Strength of Manuka Honey is UMF 20+ and that's pretty high. The higher, the better!
The 3rd day was my free day and I was able to explore the city, finally. My dad lives in Australia and it was so nice of him to take some time off from his business and tour me around SYD together with mom. I visited the Sydney Opera House, Madame Tussaud's Museum, Sydney Wild Life Zoo, and went again to Bondi Beach. Our final stop was David Jones, one of the main shopping malls in the city. It's known for its high- end selections and I went there just to drool over luxury handbags as well as canvas for prices, but I never expected that I would be in for a huge surprise.
Dad asked what I wanted and I replied "A handbag". To cut to the chase, he told me to get the bag I wanted and went for this: Prada Lux Saffiano BN1874 in Bluette. I've always liked this style (second to Tessuto Gaufre') because it's undeniably a classic, and I got this color because it's the prettiest of 'em all. He blurted out "Merry Christmas" and I replied with a smile. "Indeed." :D
So that's the story of my haul-iday in Sydney. :D What I loved most about the experience was when mom, dad, and I went around the city together and for the first time in my life, I felt how it was like to enjoy with a physically complete family. With or without the bag and the rest of my hauls, I sure wouldn't miss it! :)
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