We decided to sleep late and have breakfast in the hotel room as most of the shops were closed on Christmas Day. After checking out of the Hotel at 12pm, we took a taxi to the airport. We were lucky to be upgraded to business class for our flight home. As our flight back was near evening, we had our lunch at Nandos before boarding the flight.
carol “Pirate’s twelve days of Christmas”, which the kids are still singing today. :-)
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Despite the light drizzle, there was a big crowd at cockle bay waiting for the fireworks to start. There is fireworks display over the bay every Saturday at 9pm plus a special display on Christmas Eve. We were lucky to get a good view of the spectacular fireworks display, and it went on for a good 10 minutes.
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The kids made the decision to have our Christmas eve meal at Pancake on the Rocks after seeing the colorful and attractive looking menu.
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As we had some time today, we decided to visit the Powerhouse Museum.
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We arrived in Sydney in about an hour as the traffic was relatively clear on Christmas Eve morning. Since we had to return the rented car at Mercure Sydney, we decided to stay one night at this hotel before heading to the airport on Christmas Day.
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The Grand Pacific Drive is a 140km scenic coastal driving over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge the through the Coastal Cities and townships of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven. We chose to check out early from the Marketview Hotel so that we can make our way back to Sydney via the Grand Pacific Drive.
After the photo, it was drive all the way back to Sydney.
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Marketview Hotel is conveniently located in the heard of Wollongong CBD. We chose this place due to the close proximity to Crown Street Mall.
We decided to have a Vietnamese dinner at a restaurant called Mylan. As it was still not peak dinner hour, we were given a table although we did not have a reservation. Within the next 15 minutes, the entire restaurant was filled and we realized that this was a popular place.
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