Destination: Sydney, Australia

Sydney is best known for the Opera House.  The Sydney Opera House is probably the most iconic piece of architecture in Australia.

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However, there is more to Sydney than the piece of architecture that looks like its wearing three old Victorian battle helmets.  There’s alcohol, alcohol and more alcohol.  There is one thing the Aussies do well and that is drink.  Only the Japanese and Koreans drink more than the Aussies.  Now, that might be a bold statement but it’s not if you’ve been to Seoul or Tokyo.

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Sydney is filled with wonderful things to see like the Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens.  Those two places are filled with skinny people working out and living an active lifestyle, so I stay away from those places.  I don’t need people making me feel insecure about my body.  I have the mirror for that.

I usually like to hang out at restaurants and bars.  There are notable restaurants like Rockpool Bar & Grill, Din Tai Fung, Ippudo, Marque, and Mr Wong.   Sydney is filled with bars especially in the downtown area during the holidays.  There are people roaming the streets going from bar to bar like Palmer & Co, Grain & Jacksons on George.   As you can tell, I like to do things that add to my weight or make me forget about my weight.

Sydney Recital Hall
Sydney Recital Hall

There are a ton of malls in Sydney for those who enjoy retail therapy.  The Westfield mall is an option and they have a large Lego Christmas tree every year.  I’m banned from the Westfield mall.  Why?  Well, I accidentally bumped into the Lego Christmas tree, it came crashing down and a bunch of kids were crying cause they couldn’t get their picture taken with it.   Therefore, I go to the Victorian inspired mall — Strand Arcade.

The hotel with the best location would be the Four Seasons on George.  It’s centrally located within downtown Sydney.  It’s less than a mile from Sydney Opera HouseHarbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens.  Furthermore, it’s right next to the above mentioned restaurants and bars so you don’t have to travel far if you have a food coma or completely obliterated from drinking.  

 Lego Christmas Tree at Westfield Mall
Lego Christmas Tree at Westfield Mall

Overall, I would definitely recommend Sydney as a place to visit when in Australia.  It’s rich in culture, landmarks, food and most of all alcohol.  The people are really nice especially when you offer to buy them a drink or three pints.  Unfortunately, I didn’t do any of that and they were jerks to me.

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