Tuesday, April 9, 2013

30 before 30: #3 - travel out of the state

A rather delayed post to demonstrate my achievement of another of my 30 before 30 goals - traveling interstate. So delayed, in fact, that I have traveled interstate twice since my last post. However, today I'm only going to talk about one of those adventures - our brief trip to Sydney to visit family.

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.

A final highlight of our brief stay (of only 2 nights) was our meal at Sailors Thai in the CBD. A fabulous view of the water, a cool casual vibe, great food and icy cold beers. I was one happy camper! 

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

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  1. Looks fantastic! I love living in Melbourne, but it is nice to spend time in Sydney from time to time!

    1. Thanks, Laura - yes agreed. It's nice to get out and about and sample other parts of this country, for sure :)