Colin Gilbert is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.
In this week's post, Colin tells us the top 10 things to do in Sydney on a rainy day, from visiting museums to mundane chores.
Autumn in Upstate New York is one of my favorite times to return to my hometown. Munching on juicy apples as I pick them off the tree, searching for the perfect pumpkin to take home straight off the vine, and feeling the crisp, cool autumn wind whipping across my face as I sip on freshly mulled cider taking in the foliage.
Autumn in Australia, however, is a much different story. It’s warm, but not hot. It’s rainy, but not pouring. It’s, in general, just a touch too humid and much too unpredictable to make any reliable outdoor plans. As of late, we’ve been experiencing quite a bit of rain which has made checking things off our ever-expanding list of things to do before we leave a bit difficult. Nevertheless, we refuse to let a bit of precipitation rain on our parade (literally) so I’ve come up with a list of the top 10 things to do on a rainy day in Sydney.
1. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
This museum is conveniently located right in Circular Quay, so you can take in the gorgeous views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge even if the skies are gray. The exhibits inside are anything but dreary, as exhibits play with bright colors and a variety of different media. An added bonus, admission to the museum is free for all.
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