Sydney, my dream city, my favourite city in the whole wide world : its lovely wide streets, its parcs, its atmosphere, its second hand bookshops, its cafés, its beaches….Living in Sydney was like living in a city where anything seems possible. National parks less than 2 hours away, same for a vineyard, or beautiful beaches, or again lovely towns and rivers (thinking of Kangaroo river right now, where you can easily do some canoing). The winding roads where one can find a fridge full of goodies at every corner. Or where one can find the best meat pies in the world.
Sydney goes with opportunity, rythm, life…. The culture, the traditions, the museums, the operas…Ohhhh the air! How much I love Sydney.
If you have never been, GO. If you want to go, GO. If you would like to go back, GO BACK. I plan to do so in 2016, it’s still such a long way away.
Have you ever heard of the Hunter valley? It’s the wine region north of Sydney, very famous for its semillon…and oh is it good!! Here is a wee look at it via piccie :
Yummy yummy for the tummy. You could spend days meandering through the places you can find near Sydney, years even, actually probably a whole lifetime. And cocktail bars….ah it reminds me of the Victoria tea rooms : best cocktails ever!! I’ve even got a picture from the Victoria tea rooms (it’s in darlinghurst).
And the high teas : Gunners Barracks, oh yea, oh and the view!! I’ll even put links at the bottom of this post so feel free to nose around these awesome places. Oh and the kangaroos, well there aren’t any roaming around the city if that’s what you thought : they are in Taronga zoo or natural reserves. And they are well worth visiting. You should see the view the girafes have at the zoo : like I WANT that view from my place. Haha lucky girafes. I bet you can’t even guess what they can see from their ‘home’. Should I post a piccie of that too? Ok ok, no need to get all excited, here it is :
And the bakeries? Yummy Yummy!! Hey Jennie!! And the fresh pasta restaurant in Darlinghurst, and all the breakfast places, Ohh how I miss Sydney, my home away from home, my corner of heaven. I can’t wait to show my boyfriend around and see it again.
There are also so many walks to do : Coogie to Bondi, the spit to Manly and endless other walks. And they are so beautiful and breathtaking, you cannot go to Sydney without walking all around it. It’s magical and will make you come back for more. Here is a wee piccie to show what the walks can look like at times :
You will fall in love with this city : even if you come from the country and dislike big cities, she will get you : I garantee that.
Well here are a couple of links :
A couple of my fav vineyards in the Hunter : Tyrells winery (their semillon is to die for), Scarborough, de Bortoli, Ernest Hill (their dessert wines are AMAZING!!), Margan estate, Peterson (ohhh the pink champagne, yum yum), mount pleasant, one of them also makes a beautiful red dessert wine but I can’t remember the name of the winery.
Gunners barracks :
Victoria tea rooms :
The kangaroo valley :
Well I think that’s it for today, although I could go on about Sydney and all the places I recommend, oh wait, here is a lovely second hand bookshop :
If you want to know many more things about this amazing place, please don’t hesitate to ask me questions. I’ll happy to help in anyway I can.
Until tomorrow, ohh I am soooo excited about tomorrow post!!!!!! 😀 Guess what T will be for?
Cheerio y’all 🙂 xox