Saturday I had a big day out. This “big day” consisted of seeing a movie and going to a bakery. Yes, that’s all… a movie and some pie. It was one of those days where you walk in the door and you just want to take a shower, curl up on the couch and stare at the TV for the rest of the night. Even dinner plans were too much for me to think about. You see, I don’t have my own car and many of my friends don’t either so when we all want to meet up, we have to venture out on public transport. Sometimes this just means a quick bus ride here or a ferry there but not on Saturday. Saturday I used every possible method of public transport there is in Sydney. Well, except for the monorail.

Care to view the details of my journey?

journey

  • Leave house at 12:30 pm
  • 7-10 minute walk to ferry
  • 20 minute ferry ride to Circular Quay
  • 10 minute train ride to Central
  • 10 minute walk and bus ride to Broadway

* Watch movie – We saw “An Education” – I thought this was some random low budget Australian film. I was totally wrong. It was set in England and did have a few moderate to big name actors. I did not know what to expect since I had literally read once sentence about the movie on IMDB and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The plot revolves around a high school girl who falls for an older man. That’s all you need to know. That’s all I knew and I still went and really enjoyed it. *

  • 35-40 minute walk to Newtown
  • On the way, witness a chick fight between two burly girls outside of a bank
  • Wait 1 minute for the fight to stop so we can continue down the sidewalk without getting our hair pulled out by one of the beasts

*Arrive at Buppa’s Bakehouse, eat delicious key lime pie and chat with friends*

  • 5 minute walk to St. Peter’s train station
  • 10 minute train to Circular Quay
  • 20 minute ferry ride to Mosman
  • 2 minute bus back up the hill (so over walking at this point)
  • Walk in the door at 6:15 pm

Now, one might say that is WAY too much travel just to see a movie and eat some pie. I totally agree. A simple movie and slice of pie felt like a huge day for me because I was gone for nearly 6 hours; however, I don’t get to catch up with friends very often so every now and again all the trains, buses, ferries and walking can definitely be worthwhile. Overall, I think we all had a really good time. It was a  beautiful day and it was good to get out of the house and catch up with friends. On the other hand, days like Saturday really make me miss having a car and a 2 minute drive to my BFF‘s house.

4 thoughts on “Big Day Out”

  1. Ooh…I have felt that pain for sure. The no car. The walks to the trains, the waits, etc. But more important, how is it that there is always a fight in Newtown? Every time I’m there, I see one, and you did too. Weird.

  2. I existed without a car in 4 different countries, although Australia has been the most challenging. Six months in and I had to get one. Your post reminds me of travelling around London to meet my movie buddy there.

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