Delightful Sydney

Ah yes Sydney…when one thinks about the city, what springs to mind would be the iconic images of the opera house and harbor bridge. Especially when they are lighted up for an festive explosion of lights and colors.

This post brings us back. Quite some time back. It harks back to a time when Mel & Suan had just gotten hitched (officially) and were busy enjoying the marital bliss, which by the way is still ongoing (we wrote about this).

Now you need to know that when we made this journey, there was little in the way of information available on the web, which was at its nascent stage. Thus the majority of planning for the journey was performed “offline” (hard to imagine now huh?), searching what we could from travel booths at travel fairs, or dropping in at the tourist office of the country one intended to visit – if one existed. Remember doing this?

Of course we had help. In the form of folks who lived in Australia. They gave lots of advise too and we gratefully lapped it up. But still, we have to say that we arrived in Sydney relatively unprepared for the details though big on ideas of what we wanted to see and do… being young and invincible… eager to just hit the city and make the itinerary up as we got along. Quite unlike how we are now inaundated with information on what to do/see/eat don’t you think?

There are certainly many reasons to keep returning to Sydney. Our reminisce (here) would tell you so. Have you been to Sydney? What did you like about it?

Well, this wraps up our Australian series. Next up, the land of the Kiwis…

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

43 thoughts on “Delightful Sydney”

  1. We were in Sydney for the first time last year and I fell in love. I would love to live there – clear blue skies, fresh air, laid back culture, great coffee, fresh sashimi, what’s not to like?!

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  2. Nice post. Visited Sydney last year and loved it, so much more to see and do than just the iconic places. Harbour is fabulous and particularly liked all of the beaches. Great city.

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  3. Yes, travel planning was certainly different in pre-internet days. I still have several boxes of old travel brochures that were very important at the time.

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  4. Sydney is lovely – I went there three years ago when my sister had just graduated from UNSW and it was so fun exploring the streets around the Opera House on foot! Interesting to see which places you guys visited 🙂

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      1. We took a short trip down to Hunter Valley, visited a farmers’ market and Black Star Pastry (they sell amazing watermelon cake; you’ve got to try it!), and explored various hole-in-the wall cafes around the city. That was all in the middle of summer… good times 🙂

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    1. LOL. You do? The accent we mean… perhaps it sounds a little exotic but we get a lot of that around here in the little red dot. Well, that’s because both countries are very close to each other for business and alliance reasons…

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