P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney

Almost 24 years ago, I was born. In Sydney, as a matter of fact.
I have been back once since then, but as a snobby, shopping obsessed teenager – so I don’t like to count it.

This past long weekend, however, I got a proper visit back to my old home town. It was magical.

My boss (and also friend) and I flew in Friday afternoon, checked into our hotel and shortly afterwards were picked up by an old friend for dinner.

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We met working at a hostel in London, and still have a lot of mutual friends from that world-wind trip, which meant that the night was spent catching up and reminiscing.
He took us to the sweetest seafood restaurant on the river in Balmain, with this breathtaking view.

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The meal was perfect, and the very strong gin and tonic afterwards helped me to a solid sleep. We woke up well rested and ready to take on Sydney, beginning in Surry Hills at Four Ate Five.

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I can safely report that Sydney does great coffee, and even better baked eggs.

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We continued exploring the city, before heading out to Bondi.

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Where the only highlight was gelato from Messina. The beach itself is boring. We are far too spoilt for beaches in Perth.

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We ended the night in a meat coma, after half a rack of pork ribs from I’m Angus overlooking Darling Harbour.

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Such a fantastic introduction to Australia’s most famous city! Stay tuned for the second half of my trip… Didn’t want to bombard you all at once!

 

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