During my trip to Australia, I spent 2 days in Sydney, my old home. It was so much fun catching up with old friends from the University of Sydney years! Oh, I miss that Sydney nightlife too!
I wanted to show beloved man as much as possible as heâ€™s never been to Sydney, but we only had 48hrs.Â I feel like I did manage to show him all the best part about Sydney so read on if you also have little time but want to see the creme de la creme of this awesome city!
Btw, it made me very happy I still knew my way around town very well and remember every single details from public transport layout to the closest bathroom to the Opera House LOL 🙂 Henryâ€™s Bar was awesome.
1. SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE.
We got up early and headed to the Sydney Opera House. And by early I mean leave the house at 5:45 early. We always visit tourist attractions at sunrise: less other tourists spoiling photos, more meditative experience.
The Opera House looks gorgeous in the morning sunrays. So worth cutting short your beauty sleep:)
Itâ€™s also worth walking around the nearby Botanical gardens and listen to all the crazy birds singing.
I was also dying to visit the nearby Man-O-War jetty – where I arrived from my sailing adventure from Mexico to Australia. That morning it also struck me: TODAY was a 3 year anniversary of me arriving at this very jetty after sailing across the Pacific Ocean. It was amazing to be back there EXACTLY 3 years ago, but, oh boy, as such a different person!
2. CATCH A FERRY SOMEWHEREâ€¦ ANYWHERE!
If you ever come to Sydney, make sure to catch a ferry somewhere. Water is the best way to get to know and admire Sydney. I caught mine to Manly beach to grab the most delicious breakfast (avocado toast, yum!) at the Manly Boathouse. The Boathouse also had some of the best coffee art that a coffee lover could ever ask for! Amazing, very nautical experience.
3. BREAKFAST IN MANLY BEACH
Because this is what it looks like!
4. BONDI BEACH
I also had to show M. one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Australia Bondi Beach and the famous Icebergs pool (which were unfortunately out of water that day!!!)
This is the very first place I saw when I arrived to Sydney as a 18yo straight from Poland. This is also where I learned to surf and have so many great memories.
4. SYDNEY UNI
Of course I had to visit my old school. So many memories from doing my Master of Management with the most talented people and crazy professors. I think itâ€™s a great place to see the city from, hang out on the grass and watch the student life:)
A small, cute, old suburb near University of Sydney. Used to be my favorite go-to lazy Saturday/ coffee day/ rainy day/ place.
6. WALK THE CITY
Downtown Sydney is big, modern and looks almost like New York. Fun for people watching.
7. THE ROCKS
Very old part of Sydney, right by the Sydney Harbour bridge. Great place for a drink:)
8. THE OPERA BAR
No better place to have dinner or a cocktail than Opera Bar. Especially with beautiful friends!