Isn’t the city of Sydney synonymous to the ‘Opera House’? That was the intention while designing the iconic building, but little did Jorn Utzon know that his piece of architecture will overshadow the other features of the city. Prior to visiting this illustrious city, I had formed a set of preconceived notions about how the entire experience would pan out and to my musing, I was thoroughly mistaken. Throughout my travels, I realised that beauty lay not in the city, but in the conglomerate of elements- the architecture, the culture, the people and most importantly the food. It was during this time that I realised that in the scheme of biological evolution, we should be equipped with more sensory features so as to imbibe the culture as a whole. My trip lasted for a fortnight, but boy did time fly!
After an exhausting flight from Delhi to Sydney via Guangzhou, in all honesty, even the excitement of traveling to a new city could not compensate for the awful sprain in my neck that I had conjured up during the 12 hours of flying. Trying to brush off the sprain, I got myself around to absorb the moment that this was actually happening, I was actually in Australia.
So after traveling to the hotel room which was located harbourside, I crashed into bed, eagerly awaiting for what lay ahead the next day.