[SYDNEY] THE UNIVERSITY OF

Beautiful campus on a brilliant part of town, right out of the page in Harry Potter’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. “Go on . . . Go out with me, and I’ll never lay a wand on old Snivelly again.” “I wouldn’t go out with you if it was a choice between you andContinue reading “[SYDNEY] THE UNIVERSITY OF”

[SYDNEY] BOURKE STREET BAKERY

Tarts and tea at the Bourke Street Bakery on a weekday afternoon. Surry Hills is home to a flourish of yuppie bars and cafes where misfits are the new chic. People no longer go to cafes seeking lattes. Instead, we pay more physical attention to the space we spend time in. Naturally, we want to surround ourselves in a creative, culturally-inspiring, aestheticallyContinue reading “[SYDNEY] BOURKE STREET BAKERY”

[SYDNEY] AUSTRALIA’S BEST-LOVED GELATO

I’ve finally tried Messina, voted the best gelato in Australia by the Good Food Guide! Our double-scoop picks: Salted Caramel and White Chocolate: salted caramel gelato with white chocolate chip, and Tiramisu: egg, marsala and mascarpone gelato with lady finger biscuits soaked in espresso coffee True to form, the combination tastes much better than it looks i.e. heavenlyContinue reading “[SYDNEY] AUSTRALIA’S BEST-LOVED GELATO”

[SYDNEY] DARLING HARBOUR

A weekday morning nonetheless sees throngs of students, tourists and locals alike flocking to the harbourside. Gastronomically, they only have the best! The best raved-about restaurants and eateries on UrbanSpoon, Australian Good Food Site, and TripAdvisor can be found this side of town. Winter at Darling Harbour: chilly, breezy and picturesque. Named after Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales from 1825Continue reading “[SYDNEY] DARLING HARBOUR”

[SYDNEY] ADRIANO ZUMBO’S OTHERWORLDLY DELIGHTS

So I caved in to macarons. Or zumbarons to be more accurate. But how could you not, after stepping into Adriano Zumbo’s at The Star, Sydney, only to be consumed by sight of an array of beautiful sugary goodness and crazy exotic macaron flavours? I’ll allow you to feast your eyes on foodporn ahead. AdrianoContinue reading “[SYDNEY] ADRIANO ZUMBO’S OTHERWORLDLY DELIGHTS”

[SYDNEY] BRUNCH AT SYDNEY FISH MARKET

Australia’s Home of Seafood, the Sydney Fish Market, is apparently the “…largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the world’s second largest seafood market in terms of variety outside of Japan.” Brunch after touching down in Sydney and meeting up with Cassandra (yay!) was a seafood platter for one (but damnnnn lookContinue reading “[SYDNEY] BRUNCH AT SYDNEY FISH MARKET”

Harbouring Intentions

Strangers of all levels are friends you’ve never met. At the idea of meeting new people I used to panic and worry about letting them come into my life, and for the past year, despite abundances of travel buddies, there are times I’d choose to explore new places alone. However I’ve come to be aContinue reading “Harbouring Intentions”

Sydney Opera House

Finally I have a picture at one of Australia’s most iconic 20th Century architectural masterpieces. A creative brainchild of architect Jørn Utzon, Sydney Opera House was built by detailed study of its topography and relationship to the harbour plus surrounding land marks. Construction of this grand soaring white roof sails along with its massive redContinue reading “Sydney Opera House”

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafè

Sydney is home to this restaurant slash patisserie bearing the name of a famed household chocolate brand. Guylian Cafè didn’t disappoint, probably as the tarts we ordered came at a time where we were too hungry to be picky. The glazed strawberries didn’t taste as fresh as I’d imagined. But for a quick spike ofContinue reading “Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafè”