Some years back, two dear friends from Scotland decided to spend a year in Sydney and asked if I’d like to join. I had just graduated from college and wasn’t quite ready for my first adult job, so I decided to go along for the ride!! It was one of the best decisions of my life! Sydney is a fantastic city and I feel lucky to have called it my home–even for just a short while.
One of the most quintessential images of Sydney is the Opera House (above). The Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most well-known performing art centers around the world. More than seven million people come out to see the Opera House each year!
During my time in Sydney I lived off Bondi Beach and spent my days serving at a restaurant on the promenade. Bondi Beach is a must see in Sydney. It is a popular city beach just outside of downtown and on the weekends you’ll find young professionals decked out in their designer sunnies. Evey other day of the week you’ll find sunburned tourists doing the “lobster walk” (dubbed after their sun-burned red skin) down the beach.
The beach is home to Bondi Icebergs–a swimming club that dates back to 1929 and the starting point of the Bondi to Coogee beach walk. It is a fantastic cliff walk that takes you from one beach to the other with beautiful ocean views along the way.
If you make the trek all the way to Australia, you have to see a kangaroo! Although it is way cooler to see ‘roos in the wild, if your itinerary isn’t going to take you outside of the city, the next best option is the Taronga zoo!