Ok, so there are WAY more than three reasons to love Sydney but I’m holding back for future posts.
Sydney is FABULOUS. We discovered this a couple of weeks ago when we spent a mini-holiday as Sydney tourists. It was our first opportunity to spend any amount of quality time in the city and I can see why so many people call it their favorite Australian city. I’ll still give preference to Melbourne (of course!) but I could see myself in Sydney and here’s why:
Three Reasons to Love Sydney
1. The Opera House – It’s arguably the most iconic Australian image in existence so I won’t spent a ton of time explaining its majesty. Let me just say that it’s beautiful, to my architecturally-untrained eyes, and every-bit of “wow” as you’d hope. Each angle offering a spectacularly different view than the last.
2. The Harbour Bridge – If you’re fiscally conservative (read: thrifty) like us you can get great FREE views of the bridge from the many ferries or from The Rocks and probably many other places. It makes for a beautiful photo. See?
If you have some spare change you can pay $200-$300 per person to climb the bridge and take pictures from there. Thanks but no thanks.
3. The Rocks – Two awesome things about The Rocks District (A list within a list!) : 1. The Rocks Market. Great variety of items with stalls set throughout the historic Rocks district. It reminded me a lot of the Tassy Salamanca Market.
2. The Tiramisu Crunch at the Rocks Cafe. I can’t speak about the quality of the other food at the cafe but the Tiramisu Crunch is the best dessert we’ve had in Australia hands down. Espresso soaked cake layered with mascarpone and (I swear) cream cheese topped with candied nuts. TO.DIE.FOR.