Watch Out Sydney Here We Come - Day 1



Not a city I would like to live in but definitely one I love to visit, and that is exactly what I did this long weekend. Basically we ate our way all around the city from top to bottom and from left to right. Is there any other way?

Our first official day started with brekkie in the Strand Arcade - Nothing too flash, but not much else was open - Before heading to Circular Quay, and in particular the Museum of Modern Art to see the Annie Leibovitz exhibition.


This was a highlight for me. I came out on such a high thinking I could do that too.......hmmmmm, maybe not.

With the sun shining on such a beautiful morning, we slowly wandered to the Rocks and stumbled upon a really interesting café – The Greenhouse. An eco-friendly café and bar which unfortunately for us had a queue out the door.

So with our bellies rumbling and the desperate need for a cup of tea, we decided to visit the Tara Tea Rooms which I first heard about on the Not

Quite Nigella blog

. It was the cute tea cosies that sucked me in.

Such a cute little tea room hidden in amongst all the hustle and bustle of The Rocks (especially on market day). The scones were delicious – not doughy like some can be, and they used REAL cream. Need I say more!

With our bellies full and being such a gorgeous day we decided to climb aboard the ferry for Manly.

I found Manly to be a little too touristy for my taste, so I was happy to people watch for a little while, collect some macaroons from

Adriano Zumbo

and then head back on the ferry where a cool, refreshing cider awaited us at the Opera Bar.

You really can’t do much better than relaxing back with a drink, watching the sun set, surrounded by the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

A fantastic end to DAY 1.