Not a single, “gud-day-mates” was uttered our way,
no shrimps where bar-be’d
and no one called me Sheila!
Those stereo types don’t greet you in Sydney, Australia. It’s a big, shiny, modern city with lot’s of attractions for awestruck traveler’s. Mr B and I called Sydney home for almost two weeks. After a pretty long flight from Canada (15 hours from Vancouver), we arrived to the iconic sites of Sydney Harbour.
I took these photo’s from the Harvest Club on the 30th floor of our hotel, just a few blocks from the harbour, or Circle Quay (pronounced – key). Book the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney with ‘the Horizon Club package’ to enjoy beautiful breakfasts, afternoon tea (or wine) and cocktail hours. The club host’s are extremely pleasant and the selection of food, snacks, wine, coffees and teas are plentiful, tasty and expertly crafted.
BTW, we shared these 😀
Of course the views from the club are primo!
When will you ever have breakfast with this kind of view? Can you see the Sydney Opera House past my knoggin’ ? WOW hey?
There’s lot’s to do in ‘The Rocks’ area too. There’s plenty of restaurant’s, lovely little unique shops or easily walk to George St if you’re into shopping posh shops, urban style. I enjoyed a weekend market with beautiful handcrafted items (what I found, in the next post). It happens in The Rocks every Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
It’s great to be near Circle Quay. Here, you can catch a water taxi to many points around Sydney, board a cruise ship, visit the iconic Opera House or just stroll in the sunshine.
I actual avoid the sun with a big hat and generous cotton scarf….blah, blah, I’m too white….blah, blah, I live in northern Canada and it never gets this hot 😀 These sun bathers at Bondi Beach weren’t the least bit concerned though. Apparently, a typical weekend for these Aussie’s.
Speaking of weekends, have an awesome one. I have so much to share in the next few posts. Where I hope to give you “the flavour of Sydney” !