Big city living in Sydney
Trip Start Jul 20, 2007
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On our way to Sydney, we stopped in Toronto which shares its name with the Canadian town where Colin & Melissa used to live. The point of this was to take a few cheesy pictures and make fun of this small town by comparison. The New South Wales version of Toronto, however, was completely beautiful and put us to shame, with a spectacular lakefront surrounded by superb cafes.
Sydney's waterfront is equally superb
The purpose of our visit to Sydney, apart from all the touristy stuff, was to see Tori Amos perform in the Sydney Opera House (!) and visit a couple of Colin's mates who are now working down there.
Both the opera house and Tori were amazing, with each complementing the other superbly in acoustic quality.
We caught up with James and his new wife Elli amidst the hustle and bustle of Newtown, which is filled with great cafes, eateries and shops. This particular location has a great bohemian/post punk feel about it, which is another great thing about Sydney: each area has its own distinctive character. We enjoyed a lovely Thai meal with them, followed by a quick city tour.
Meeting up with Peter, required a quick bus ride south of the city, to a location famous to surfers: Bondi beach. We ate lunch at the exclusive Icebergs restaurant - Well actually, we sat in the bar area overlooking the beach, which was just as good. We checked out the beach in the afternoon, and then in the evening we ate tapas at The Bondi Social Club, also overlooking the beach. (This time in the moonlight!).
Melissa loved Sydney and has in the past said to Colin 'and you came to Canada why?' From the harbourfront, to the botanical gardens, from Manly to Bondi beach, from Newtown to the Rocks or to Oxford street - all this together leaves travelers wanting to come back for more and more. For us it has been too much for one visit - we will definitely be back!
Next up: Back to sunny Queensland.