Arrived in Sydney a bit late on Thursday. The plane we waited for in Melbourne was hit by lightning on the way in, and they decided to pull it from service for a systems check. We were all bumped to the next 2 flights (30min later) but that didn't stop a litany of complaints from all the Aussies "inconvenienced by Qantas". What a bunch of wankers.
We are staying at a very nice hotel in downtown Sydney, called The Grace. It's a restored Art Deco-style heritage building. The room was so inviting and cozy, I decided to chill out for the rest of the evening while Kev went to work. I left the hotel briefly to find some dinner, and ended up eating at the food court of the Queen Victoria Building. It's another restored historical building, with ornate ceilings and mosaic tiled floors. The food (Thai green curry) was an excellent meal for the cheap price paid.