Best View of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge for Less Than 10 Dollars

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The harbour is really the highlight of Sydney, and there’s no better way to explore it than by taking a ferry.

For less than 10 Australian dollars, one can take a ferry ride from Circular Quay and cross the harbour. Or one can take a day ticket and explore the surroundings, be it nearby Darling Harbour or Manly Beach.

Either way, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge are best viewed from the water.


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How Heavy is a Mountain?

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According to this calculation, it can be several billion tons. Smart geometry and physics.

But I also like this answer – as long as you don’t try to lift it up, it doesn’t weigh anything at all. It’s like problems, you don’t deny their existence, and you don’t run away from them. You just don’t carry them around.

Science vs. philosophy. Your answer depends on how you see the question.

(Photo: detail of the “Three Sisters” at the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia.)
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The Difference Between Wishing and Making It Happen

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At its basic meaning, as a noun, a wish is simply a desire or hope for something to happen.

A wish can remain passive, specially in the context of hoping for something unattainable or unlikely to happen.

But wishing can also be a verb, and it takes on a different meaning, when a strong desire is directed toward a purpose.

“There’s a difference between wishing and doing. You can believe in your dreams, but you have to take action to make them happen.”
– Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs, and yet he is now a sought-after motivational speaker and bestselling author of several books.

Wishing is good, specially when followed by a choice to take action, even when it is not easy. Sometimes all it takes is to see the world upside down, and what seemed improbable can become attainable, and what was once a wish can become reality.

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(Photo taken at the Featherdale Wildlife Park, Australia)
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Sydney Harbour at Night When the Tourists Are Gone

Sometimes, like people, a place can reveal its inner character when you catch it when it is alone.

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Sydney Harbour is one of the most popular places for tourists. During the day, it is packed with people and pigeons. Aside from the Ferry Terminal it also has attractions surrounding it like the Opera House, museums, as well as hotels and restaurants. It can be quite busy indeed.

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Until you let all of them go and see a different side. It is a dock, a port, after all. At night when the tourist are gone it goes back to its nature, quite lonely I suppose.

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Even the Overseas Passenger Terminal, where all the cruise ships dock, falls silent and gives lovers in a quarrel some space.
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When There’s No Path to Your Goal Can You Grow Wings?

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(At the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia.)

You’re staring at it, but there’s no path.

Can you grow wings? Fly over the ravine and get right to the mountaintop?

“If God had meant us to fly he’d have given us wings.”
– Chinese proverb

Yeah, no wings, but we got will and brains.

Will to make our own path. Brains to know when it is time to look for another goal.

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