I’ve come to truly love and appreciate the beauty of Australian beaches. Especially those in Sydney – Tamarama, Manly and Freshwater to name a few of my fav. There’s nothing like laying on sand that’s as soft as pillows and having ocean waves gently brush up against you, refreshing your body on a hot summers’ day. Five years living in Sydney, sun kissed skin and salty hair became the norm for me.

Sydney was the first stop on my journey around the world. When it comes to travel I think a lot of people forget to experience the beauty of their own country. Growing up in Melbourne, for me, I was drawn to the vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere that Sydney offered. No matter what time of day there was always something to do.

My favourite weekends involved waking up early to queue alongside other Sydney-siders for the most incredible breakfast imaginable at The Grounds of Alexandria (signature avocado every time!). You can be queuing up to 40 minutes for a table, but it’s definitely worth the wait! I also loved attending various classes with friends, trying to discover our hidden talents (hip hop, fencing, aerial yoga). No talents found but endless fun and laughter along the way. And the times I’d spend with Luca, catching a bus to Coogee for a walk along the coastline. The perfect destination for the leisure walkers and the adventure seekers with so many hidden viewpoints to discover. And those calm ocean sunsets that will take your breath away!


Being by the ocean gives me a sense of calmness. It’s the place where I discovered so much about myself so it will always hold a special place in my heart. As Luca and I travel the world, we’re always looking for that perfect beach destination. Wherever there’s sun, sand and tropical waters, I’m there!

The Sydney lifestyle overall really allows you to find your niche and be yourself. The longer I lived there the more I became the best version of me. It’s where I established my love for working in the charity sector, where I started exploring my love for cake art (my real hidden talent!), where I met lifelong friends and it’s where I fell in love. So all things considered, my time in Sydney was nothing short of amazing.

I know I’ll go back there one day, to relax again by the seaside and to indulge in my favourite chocolate – CHERRY RIPES!! but for now I’m happy continuing to explore other beauties of the world.

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20 thoughts on “Sydney

  1. It is definitely easy to overlook the beauty of your own country! I am looking forward to travelling more around Australia in the next few years. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Couldn’t agree more about people not appreciating their own country! I grew up in AZ, about an hour from the Grand Canyon, and I never ever cared that it existed. Now that I’ve been gone some years I appreciate it so much more!!


    1. We often have some amazing places/sites right next door to us, so you don’t always have to buy a plane ticket to go on an adventure. Grand Canyon is on my to do list! I saw a small part of it driving from Las Vegas to AZ but didn’t get time to really stop and appreciate it. Next time!


  3. Great photos! I spent 15 months living in Melbourne and visited Sydney a few times. I love it there and would definitely try living there for a bit to get to know the city better. The coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee is my favourite! And I haven’t been yet, but I’ve heard from several people that the Grounds of Alexandria is amazing, so I will need to got there on my next visit to Sydney!


    1. The Bondi to Coogee walk is a favourite for a lot of people and well you can see why. Absolutely try breakfast at The Grounds next time you visit, they also do these amazing hot chocolates that are served in little beacons, so cool!


  4. Beautiful photos!! I’d love to visit Australia one day, so many amazing places to see and cities to visit. I also think the food scene must be great in Australia, with lots of seafood and fish 🙂


  5. OH my goodness Manly Beach – we (my family) visited 10 years ago and I still miss it. The gorgeous sand, the relaxed and super friendly locals and the views as you take the ferry into Sydney are breathtaking.
    You got some beautiful photos too! Where’s next in your adventures?

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