The Land of the Kangaroos (Part 1)

Happy New Year!

I’m kicking off 2019 with a post about my trip to Australia dated a few months back.Β  I had the best time exploring Australia and definitely would love to come back to visit soon. Sydney and Melbourne were beautiful in their own ways. Sydney had the most breathtaking coasts with fine sand beaches and curling waves that glistened in different shades of blue. Melbourne offered a large variety of amazing food and had so many hipster alleyways with restaurants all over the city.

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I started off by staying at the Shangri-la Hotel in Sydney for the first night. It was the most beautiful room that had stunning views of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Later that evening Brendan took me out for a romantic dinner at 360 Bar and Dining to admire the vibrant night views of Sydney. It seriously felt like a dream.

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The next day, we checked out The Grounds of Alexandria. This place was massive. I seriously underestimated how large this cafe would be as I had only seen it before on Instagram. It is this beautiful garden sanctuary that offers a wide variety of food choices in different booths located around the premise. You can get donuts, pastries, brunch food, coffee, craft beer… the list goes on. The place is set up in a way that is pretty much designed for Instagram. There were so many little neon signs that had cute captions on them and flowers everywhere. Highly recommend going here!

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We also stopped by Bondi Beach and started the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. We didn’t complete the entire walk because of time but nevertheless enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the coastal landscape.

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Next, we went straight to Top Impressions Bakery for their flaky green tea croissant and drove to a scenic looking point at Diamond Bay Reserve. Dangling my feet over that cliff definitely gave me an adrenaline rush! To end off our night, we went to Spice Alley for dinner which was the cutest outdoor food court that had a large selection of food choices for everyone.

 

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The last few days before heading to Melbourne were quite laid back. We went to Featherdale Wildlife Park to see the adorable koalas as well as kangaroos (died of cuteness) and went for ice cream at Oh Matcha in the city.

In my next post, I will talk about my experiences in the coffee capital of Melbourne and our drive along the Great Ocean Road!

Hoping to post more frequently this year as I continue to go on more travel adventures!

With love,

Vivian

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