"Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it's that mix of people, it's that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality." ~ Baz Luhrmann

Our walk abouts in Sydney provided a taste of its eclectic vibe.
 Trails above the infamous Bondi (pronounced bone-die) Beach
gives you an idea of the treacherous and unpredictable waters...
as experienced on what is now called Black Sunday.
 A magnet for surfers...
beach lovers...
and Bondi Iceberg swimmers year round.
Lovely spot for dinner.
Yes, straight from our hotel to the beach.
Awesome coffee at Porch&Parlour btw.
we were one week too early for the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi,
although we enjoyed a stroll through the permanent installations
 on the hill overlooking the ocean.

Traveling west towards the city center you come across the Woollahra area
 with its tree lined streets filled with shopping and dining options...
where we enjoyed one of the best meals we have experienced in a long time.
This lamb with mint sauce lingers still in my memory.
Its lovely location and attentive service only add to the Chiswick charm
 and places it securely in my favorite restaurant category.
Continuing west to the place to be as the sun goes down...
we arrive at the beautiful Sydney Opera House
for a lovely sunset and inside viewing of My Fair Lady.
Ambling back to our hotel after the musical,
we happened upon a rooftop bar 
where we made new friends and discovered a new band 
who hopefully makes it to SXSW soon. 

Sometimes, the spontaneous discoveries are the BEST!
It was a perfect night up on that roof!

Later Sydney...we'll be back!

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