April 14, 2014. One reason why my family chose Australia as our destination for a family vacation this summer was that I had told Mama that being in the Southern hemisphere, temperatures in Australia would be much colder as their seasons are opposite those of us in the ‘North’. Borrowing a tagline from a popular television series, “Winter is coming,” to Australia, for real.
Our first day was spent walking around Darling Harbour in Sydney. We went through the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, ate at McDonald’s, and celebrated my younger brother’s birthday at a Japanese restaurant a few blocks from our hotel.