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I love beaches. Apart from the deep blue sea and limitless sky, I love seeing people having fun on the beach. I think I had visited Sydney at the right time. Looking at those “chocolate bars” walking on the beach, I do think Australians have a crazily hot body. Earlier on, I was watching a TV show called “Bondi Rescue”, so I was having this impression that Bondi Beach could be a popular beach in Australia. However, according to Steph, Bondi is well-known for the locals but not really to the tourists. So, I will let the pictures do the talking.

Bondi Beach

After the breakfast with Jonas, Blair and Steph at one of the local cafes, we headed to the beach except for Jonas (I kept typing his name as “Joans” lol). Jonas was leaving to Bali for his holidays. How awesome! So, after waving goodbye to Jonas, I couldn’t wait to see the beach. Even Bondi Beach is not known as a landmark for tourists, it was still quite busy during summer.Walking toward the beach, I could see that the beach was full of people. Some were sunbathing, reading or having a little picnic on the beach. Surfing seems to be pretty normal there too. I haven’t got the guts to try surfing and because I can’t do it, so I think it’s pretty cool if you can surf. Perhaps one day I will surf.

Bondi Icebergs Club – Home of Winter Swimming

Walking along the coast, I saw a club house. So, if you walk the coastal sidewalk from Tamarama beach, you will definitely pass by a swimming club with an impressive pool outside and you can never miss that.When I saw the Bondi Icebergs Pool in the clubhouse, it kind of reminded me the movie “Gatsby”.It seems very exclusive as it has a pool. It’s also a great place to be during summer as I could see the 50-metre Olympic pool was filled with people.

The cool thing about Bondi Icebergs pool is that it uses the ocean water and once awhile you can see waves from the sea splash at the side of the pool. The pool opens quite early in the morning (i.e. 6.00am) and it closes at 6.30pm.Even though it looks like it is exclusive, in fact, it’s open to the public. So if you are a traveller, you can pay a one-time entrance fee which is $6.50 per adult, $4.50 per kid.  Since swimming was not our purpose today, I only passed through the clubhouse and continued my walk to Bronte.

The Bondi To Coogee Walk

Personally, I think it worth the walk as the view is amazingly stunning (and TripAdvisor has rated Bondi Coastal Walk 5 stars).  However, it is quite a walk. From the Coogee walk, you will get a good view of the sea. It was really nice to spend sometimes at Bondi. However, I totally underestimated the weather as I thought that since I stay in Malaysia for so long and warm weather shouldn’t be an issue for me.  Apparently, I was wrong, the warmth of the sun in Australia during summer was completely at a different level. So, I got a good burn under 40 degrees Celsius without putting on any sun cream.

After the Bondi walk, I could feel my brain frying inside my head. Since my phone was out of juice, I was thinking to head back to the hotel first before I popped into the town again. But you know what happened. Once I reached the hotel, bed, air conditioner, that was just a heaven So, I ended up lying in bed since I could feel cooked for the day.



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