Thoughts On Sydney, Four Days In

Sydney Australia is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve visited. It’s up there with Rio and Cape Town. Our home, New York City, also sits in the middle of a major body of water, but the way Sydney sits on the water is so different than the way New York does. It’s like Sydney’s harbor is the equivalent of our central park.

We are staying downtown in the central business district, but we’ve ended up spending most of our time in the eastern neighborhoods; Darlinghurst, Paddington, Potts Point, Woolhara, and today we visited Bondi Beach. We also enjoyed the southern neighborhoods of Waterloo and Surry Hills. These neighborhoods remind us a bit of the various neighborhoods of San Francisco. Like SF, Sydney seems like a very liveable city.

My favorite moment so far was our ferry ride and day at Manly Beach. That’s probably because the weather was great that day and has been kind of crappy every other day. We came all this way in search of sun and warmth and haven’t had a lot of that so far.

The jetlag was also a bitch for me for the first couple days. The 16 hour time difference is not something I was able to just blow through as much as I was hoping to. I took me a couple days to feel normal and even now, I’m not 100 percent.

We are in Sydney for one more day and then headed to Melbourne on the 27th. I’ve been doing more "microblogging" of this trip on tumblr and twitter than anything else so far. I expect that will continue to be the case.