The people who live in Sydney are very lucky because they have absolutely everything and we mean everything. We already featured Surry Hills, Darling Harbour and the beaches of Bondi and Coogee in previous entries and now to wrap up the Sydney series we bring you more things one can enjoy in this city that made us very happy.
The way to a tourist’s heart is through his or her stomach. Sydney seems to know this with its variety of both affordable and high-end restaurants and their delicious menus. While we didn’t have the luxury of time to try all of them, we will be sharing with you some photos of those that we tried and loved.
Chinese, Chefs Gallery right outside Town Hall Station and Kingsford Chinese Restaurant are highly recommended. Kingsford is more affordable while Chefs Gallery, given its location, is a bit of a splurge.
Steaks in any of the pubs are usually palatable and affordable. We had ours in Sanctuary Hotel and we can say it was a really good lunch especially since it was followed by dessert at Yogurtland.
If you are fond of chicken, there’s Nando’s and Frango. The Potts Point market is also a good way to experience how locals enjoy their weekends.
For some art appreciation go to the Art Gallery of New South Wales and on the way there stop by Hyde Park, St. Andrew’s, Law Courts, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
After some picture taking at the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge you can go in the Museum of Contemporary Art. Venture out into Central Station area and locate the White Rabbit Gallery for more art showcase.
If it sounds like a lot that’s because there is so much to see in this city but don’t hurry along. Bring a book or your kindle and linger in one of those places we mentioned before moving on to the next one. We’ve also included some photos of map guides and train guides to show you that it is quite easy to go around Sydney using public transportation particularly if you use the train.
What’s a vacation without shopping?
The Rocks Markets is popular for local finds in terms of produce and souvenirs. There are fashion items there too and you can head out to numerous Westfield branches if you want more mainstream shopping. For mainstream food items you can bring home there’s Woolworths. Of course don’t miss visiting the shops inside the Queen Victoria Building.