Good’ay Mate!!! A simple greeting and I’m taken back to my trip to Sydney, Australia. I left Toronto on May 11th, 2017, taking the 5 hour flight to LAX, before making the long 14 hour journey to Sydney, arriving May 13, 2017. What seemed like a daunting trip, wasn’t as bad once you got into the swing of travelling, settling into the long haul flight, eating your inflight meal, staying hydrated, and alternating between the latest movie entertainment and napping. I was lucky enough to have done this trip it’s my sister, but if you are travelling alone, this is a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends along the way.
Once we arrived at the Sydney airport, we grabbed our bags, hailed a taxi and made our way to the Potts Point area where we booked an airbnb. We took turns jumping in and out of the shower, and changing out of our plane clothes before leaving for the afternoon to explore what would be our new neighbourhood for the next week. The Potts Point area is filled with cafés serving amazing croissants and cappuccinos, boutique shops, and small intimate restaurants.
Amongst our constant need for food, adventure awaited. The following day we took the subway to Cirular Quay where we spent the morning exploring The Rocks Markets filled with artisan products from hand crafted boomerangs, to freshly roasted chestnuts. This street market reminded me of one you would fine when travelling Europe with a great mix of products that you wouldn’t necessarily find in any local shops.
Strolling the cobble stone streets built up an appetite, so we made our way to The Fine Food Store for breakfast. Australia is well known for its approach on food to be natural, sustainable, and well balanced. Using plenty of heathy fats such as avocado, and textures for an exciting meal each time.
Our meal consisted of an avocado toast topped with heirloom cherry tomatoes, ricotta, and spiralled cucumber served with a spinach salad on the side, and a breakfast sandwich with honey ham, egg, and chilli tomato jam.
Sydney is filled with amazing places to eat, showcasing food from other countries that are flavour powerhouses such as China. Not surprising to most, but Australia has some of the best Chinese food I have eaten outside of eating in China. It was the closest to the authentic product, just simply due to the location and the immigration history of the country.
I will end this post by saying that my Australian journey is not over. Keep an eye out as I will be sharing with you my trip to the Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane. All I can say is that if you have the opportunity to travel the distance and visit this beautiful country do so, you will not be disappointed.