Atta Ikede

May 20, 2009

Sydney: Wind, Birds, Lebos, Opera House, Sun, Pho.

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 7:38 pm

Ah .. where to start.

Despite a population of over 4 million (according to wikipedia), the city feels small and cozy.

I typed this post’s title and the previous 2 sentences in Sydney after my first week there had drawn to a close.  It’s been just over 2 weeks since I got home and honestly, now that I’m going back to this post and trying to finish it, I have to say, the title really says it all. What was my 13 days in Sydney?

– flip flops

– short little palm trees

– streets lined with tidy bungalows, properties bounded with iron gates

– flowers everywhere

– screaming birds everywhere too, and yes, they scream.

– Fancy, Fancy, Fancy McDonalds

– Really good south-east asian food – malay, thai, viet! Probably the only time in my life I’ll have pho, cuz it’s never vegetarian here.

– A little golden hair dog named Ding Dong who can speak Chinese, English, “Gestures” language, and can apparently ride a seesaw.

– Going to Tenren Bubble tea, only to find they ran out of QQ. Twice. We got lucky the third time.

– Lebanese pizza

– Touring around in the backseat of the Silvia, going fast, going around roundabouts, with a frequently barefoot driver

– Vaguely inefficient but completely adequate public transit

– Espresso machines. Everywhere. Aussies don’t believe in drip (apparently Kiwis don’t either)

– Enjoying cocoa on every single cappuccino I ordered

– Following a law student around

– Enjoying remarkably poor customer service

– Shopping at Wooly’s in the ‘burbs

– Assigned seating at movie theaters

– Feeling guilty about not buying aboriginal art but also feeling guilty that the art is super lame

– Watching a lonely wombat

– Fall colours in April

– Getting lost finding the Federal Way in the Blue Mountains

– Continually wondering why the immigration policy seems to freshly generous in a country founded by convicts

– Taking trains

– Waiting for trains

.. missing it now :)



    “Feeling guilty about not buying aboriginal art but also feeling guilty that the art is super lame”

    Comment by picnic buddy — June 3, 2009 @ 8:58 am

  2. lol. don’t remind me!

    Comment by attaikede — June 3, 2009 @ 11:27 am

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