Category: Australia

Bau Turong Vietnamese Restaurant Sydney

Bau Turong Vietnamese Restaurant Sydney

 

I met with my high school friend Alma who now lives in Sydney. She took us at a casino (which is weirdly popular in Sydney or community centers). We had to always bring our passports since they do check your ID for your age because most of our friends bring us to one. Haha. That means no kids in these places. Her favorite restaurant at the moment is here so we went to get some delicious Vietnamese dinner.

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Arisun Korean restaurant

Arisun Korean restaurant

 

Arisun Korean restaurant in Sydney especializes in korean fried chicken and black bean noodles according to their facebook page. After Blue Mountains and walking around the mall, we were famished. Our friend felt like drinking soju so apparently this is their go to korean place in Sydney.

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T2 Tea Store

T2 Tea Store

 

The T2 Tea Store in Sydney is such a lovely place. You can’t help but love this store the minute you walk in. The merchandise are well displayed against the black backdrop. The tea bar or the brew bar as they call it is an amazing concept. You get to try different kinds of teas both hot and cold. They are well labeled too.

 

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Three Sisters at Blue Mountains

Three Sisters at Blue Mountains

 

The Three Sisters at Blue Mountains is a famous rock formation in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the known places to go to if you are visiting Sydney because it’s just 2 hours away and very accessible by public transport. It could be one hour if you go by car.

There is an aboriginal legend about the Three Sisters. It is said that Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo lived in the Jamison Valley and are members of the Katoomba tribe. They fell in love with three men from a neighboring Nepean tribe but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. The brothers were not happy and could not accept the law and decided to use force to capture the three sisters. A major trible battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back. (Source: Wiki)

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Pancakes on the Rocks

Pancakes on the Rocks

 

After our Featherdale Wildlife Park adventure, we went to Pancakes on the Rocks for some grub. We went to the Rocks branch. According to their website, the idea behind Pancakes On The Rocks goes back to the late 1950’s when some intrepid Australians went on a road trip across America. They noticed the popularity of pancakes on the menus in American restaurants and wanted to bring that love of pancakes to Australia.

 

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Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park

 

You can’t visit Australia without seeing a koala or a kangaroo. 😛 My friend’s sister J took us to Featherdale Wildlife Park. I love this place, it was not crowded at all. It’s also not that big for it to be overwhelming. I love the chance to interact with the animals.

 

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Dinner at The Establishment Sydney

Dinner at The Establishment Sydney

 

I have really nice friends. After O Bar, my friend Eric took us to the Establishment for dinner. He said that they usually come here with his colleagues after work since it’s nearby. The front part is an open bar. Further down is a nice restaurant. He made reservations. The place was surprisingly packed on a weekday.

The Establishment Sydney
Address: 252 George Street Syney 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9240 3000
Website: http://merivale.com.au/establishmentbar

 

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Ryan’s Bar and O Bar Sydney

Ryan’s Bar and O Bar Sydney

 

We met my friend at Ryan’s Bar in Australia Square. We took the train to Wynyard Station and walked a bit to Ryan’s Bar. My friend works in one of the offices around here so we met him after his work. Ryan’s bar seems like a really happening place but probably not so much during the winter. Their set up is mostly outdoors with some seating indoors. They had big flat screen TVs which showed mostly sports.

 

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Sydney free walking tour

I love free walking tours. What’s not to love? I preferably do this on the first or second day of travel into a new city. Most of them don’t even require a sign up, you just show up.

 

Sydney Free Walking Tour

 

The Sydney free walking tour is conducted by I’m Free Tours twice a day at 10:30am and 2:30pm. It lasts 2 1/2 to 3 hours. The meet up is at Town Hall Square on George Street in between Sydney Town Hall and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. It ends at Circular Quay. You can click here on their website for more information. It covers the Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge, The Rock’s District, Cadman’s Cottage, Hyde Park Barracks, The ‘Rum’ Hospital, St Mary’s Cathedral, Customs House, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Hidden Bar culture, Queen Victoria Building, Laneways & Art, Pitt St Shopping Mall, Martin Place, Sydney Tower, Hyde Park, Circular Quay, Town Hall, Sydney’s Oldest Cemetery, Hilton Bombing, Underground Tunnels, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Museum of Currency and Notes, Australia Square.

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Woolworths Supermarket

Woolworths Supermarket

 

I have a thing for grocery stores whenever I visit a new place. It’s a good place to buy cheap food, peek into their food culture and also buy unique products to try at home. 🙂 Woolworths Supermarket is the typical Australian grocery store. They currently have 872 stores in Australia.

The place was really nice. You enter through the vegetables and meat section and then you can go aisle to aisle from there. Our friend bought groceries for the whole week. They have a really good assortment of fresh produce and items that you need. It was a comfortable shopping experience.

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