When your best friend visits Sydney...
...you take a holiday from work and ignore your blog for weeks (sorry!).
Melsa is a dear friend who I met through university and have been close with ever since. She is one of those friends who you can tell anything to, laugh at nothing in particular with, and expect to fly out of the country for the first time to visit you abroad. We had two weeks to spend together in Australia and we wanted to make every minute count. Here's the recap:
First stop - Ampersand for Melsa's first sip of delicious Aussie coffee. Second stop - the Opera House.
I made sure Melsa tried some Australian beers - and you can see here she is just as excited about the colourful $35 of AUD as she is the brew.
Breakfasts were a big part of our holiday. I took Melsa to all my favourites including Kawa (above) and Lumiere (below).
It was a good thing we walked a lot in Sydney, including the beautiful Bondi to Coogee walk.
We did our fair share of lounging on Bondi beach as well...
Single Origin Roasters is noted on Buzzfeed as one of the coffee shops in Australia you must visit. They're right.
The coffee was spectacular (as long as you don't order the drip coffee) and the MUFFIN, well, it is simply the best muffin I've ever tasted.
Market City is home to the well-known Paddy's Market where you can literally find anything. We found our way to the fresh coconuts.
Afterwards, we splurged on Thai massages... side note: you're supposed to keep your clothes on for these massages. We learned this the uncomfortable awkward kind of way.
Watson Bay has everything you need to make a perfect afternoon: the beach, pitchers of lashes, and crab sliders.
There is also a short lighthouse trek at Watson Bay that offers skyline views of Sydney and shows off the beautiful coastline.
Each night we unwound over some pints and a good meal. Pictured below is the Beresford Hotel, one of my go-to places for happy hour and the best bruschetta.
Melsa also had the chance to meet a few of my friends here. It was wonderful to see them all click and get along so well!
After four busy days of sightseeing and eating our way through Sydney we took off for some island time. Fraser Island and Whitsunday!
More detail on those trips to come soon :)
Keywords: Ampersand, Kawa, Melsa, Single Origin Roasters, Watson Bay, australia, coffee, food, friends, holiday, sydney, tourist, travel, vacation
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