weekend walks: curitiba sunday markets
Let’s go shopping on this weekend walk and we are predicting some groans at this point 😉 But it is here that we found an new addition to our current 3 wise monkeys collection.
So where are we? At Curitiba’s Sunday Markets – totally worth the visit and worth recommending. When we were first told about it by the reception staff in our hotel, we did not imagine them to be as huge as they were. There were hundreds and hundreds of stalls selling everything: crafts, food, toys, clothes and much more.
The markets are the place to be on a Sunday (from 9am), everyone converges to either sell, buy, browse or eat. We chose to do all except sell. It took us about 2 hours to walk the entire markets, walking up and down the many aisles! In some parts, we shuffled along as the crowd numbers increased.
Although, there was some duplication in the stalls, most were rather unique!
We were told, the markets were “not to be missed” and we are so glad we went! We absolutely LOVED these markets 🙂 And even were able to enjoy some beautiful music performed by these young musicians.
Hope you enjoy a selection of photos of some of the things being sold.
Wishing you all a great week ahead!
weekend walks: northbridge park
This weekend walk would have to be the most uneventful and “boring” walk we have done in Sydney. It sounds horrible for us to say it but it was! There was lovely scenery in parts but only for the first half – the rest of the walk was very much just trying to beat the storm clouds back to the car, hiking through suburbia.
To be fair, we were not really in the state of mind to be walking but we needed to stay motivated to remember that this is contributing to our “training” for the Camino (as a side note, would like to say that we have less than halfway to go on our fundraising target – YAY! Thank you to everyone who has donated).
Anyway, hope you enjoy some of our photos as we walked from Cammeray Bridge through Northbridge Park along Long Bay up around to Sailors Bay before returning to the car at Cammeray Bridge.
Have a great week!
Next time we post, we will be in Brazil!
weekend walks: vivid sydney
And so another weekend is behind us! We chose an evening walk this week, especially with the weather being warm to say the least and with Vivid Sydney being on.
Vivid Sydney is a display of lights around the city (see the Vivid Sydney website for more info: http://www.vividsydney.com)
We would say the biggest drawcard is the light art on the Opera House. We could just stand there and watch it all night 🙂 But we didn’t, we walked around the Rocks for about 2 hours, soaking up the atmosphere and taking photos (if we had thought to bring a tripod, the photo quality may have been better).
Have a great week!!
weekend walks: cape banks circuit
Don’t let the blue skies and sunshine fool you. The temperatures had dropped and there were very high winds for our walk. There were certainly high swells when looking out at sea.
The Cape Banks Circuit was a really pleasant walk that covered about 7.3km. We started at Congwong Beach before stumbling accidentally onto a nudist beach. As you can imagine, we were a little overdressed (excuse the pun).
When we managed to get back on the right track, we worked out way to Henry Head, through dead forests and dense bushlands. Once we arrived at Henry Head what we saw was gorgeous coastline and a WWII battery and fort.
From Henry Head, we walked along the coast and cliff where it was all unfenced. With winds as strong as they were, we stayed well on the track towards Cape Banks Bridge.
This last photo is us leaving Cape Banks behind. As always, our walk was not dull 🙂
Walking back to where our car was parked, there was a snake presentation on. It was extremely educational and we really wished we had heard this talk before we encountered snakes on our walk at Manly Dam
The start of this walk is in La Perouse which is approximately 14 km south-east of Sydney.
Hope you enjoy our photos and have a great week ahead.