As a Melbournian, some degree of Sydney-loathing is requisite. Obviously, we are more cultured, sporty, edgy and cool than our northern cousins. Oh, and did I mention that our CBD vaguely makes sense?
WARNING: naughty words ahead. Proceed with caution!
Joking aside, Sydney turned it on for us and I was able to somewhat reluctantly forget its foibles...at least temporarily... (no seriously, I jest - you guys up north are just as awesome as us). The weather was perfect in every way and a nice break from the heatwave going on in the south of the country. We enjoyed some time being tourists in the CBD, which naturally involved taking snaps of iconic landmarks.
Another fantastic experience was our day trip to the Blue Mountains with family. If the weather had been slightly cooler and we were sans toddlers, I would have loved to have ticked off another of my 30 before 30 goals - hiking - but it was not to be. Instead, we did some shorter walks to popular lookout spots and enjoyed this vast and colourful landscape.
Crispy skinned salmon with green mango and chili lime dressing 28
Dry red curry stir friend with pork fillet, wild ginger, green peppercorns and apple eggplants 27