I wrote this yesterday on the plane, and just posted it! Today was spent at a nice family gathering, which I’ll post about tomorrow.
No workout, no particularly intersting meals…good day.
Writing this from 40,000 feet, I cannot wait to get back on the ground. We have about six hours left of our flight, followed by about five and a half hours from L.A. to NYC. What a way to spend New Years Eve, right? At least I’m with my lovebug, and when we finally do get to NYC, we get to spend the time with my mom and dad, enjoying good wine and great cheese. Tough life, hey?
Sydney Recap Part II:
After one round of Khushboo’s cardio circuit, day two in Sydney started just the way it does for all tourists Sydney Siders – with breakfast on the steps of the opera house.
I had some fresh melon with yogurt that was labeled as plain, but was loaded with sugar. I stupidly dumped it on the melon without checking, and was quite frustrated. Luckily for me, my sweetheart of a partner took a napkin and wiped off each piece, even though I thought it wasn’t really possible. I am a lucky, lucky lady. It’s the little acts of love that make life with Anthony so incredibly beautiful.
As we sat and munched, we watched a few ladies doing lunges on the deck of the opera house. Not a bad way to start the morning, right?
After we satisfied our bellies, it was time to take a tour of the opera house. It was quite expensive ($35 per person!) but it felt worth it to be able to see the inside and learn the history of one of the most famous buildings in the world.
The tour was very informative. Led by quite a dry tour guide, we learned that Jorn Utzon submitted one of many, many designs for an opera house in the 1950′s. His defied many of the laws of architecture and design, but they selected it. It took 16 years and hundreds of millions of dollars, but eventually it was completed as a masterpiece of modern design. Everything about the opera house is beautifully designed and integrated, from the ceilings to the sinks in the bathrooms. It’s a beautiful building, to say the least!
When we went into the largest house, he asked if someone would like to sing to experience the incredible acoustics. While I was tempted, an older Indian man had his dream come true, and performed a classical piece. It was a beautiful moment.
After soaking in more of the Opera house, we met up with one of Anthony’s best friends. It was so great to meet him – we’ve skyped before, and he’s one of my favorite people.
We stopped at a Guylian’s chocolate cafe for a tea for me, and a generous amount of chocolate for the boys.
After walking around Sydney for a few more hours, it was time for lunch. Lunch was a bit of a challenge, as apparently the week between Christmas and New Years is a national Holiday. We tried what felt like dozens of restaurants, all closed. We finally stumbled into the world’s most expensive sushi train. (Noticing a theme of Sydney? It’s a bit expensive!)
We went to Sosumi Sushi Train, at No. 1 Martin Place.
It was light and airy, and the sushi was quite fresh and delicious. I had a miso soup, a few pieces of rolls, and two pieces sushi and some sashimi.
It was really quite delicious.
After walking around for a few more hours, we stopped at Vermicelli, a restaurant that specifies in rice noodles and rice paper wraps. for a yummy snack for the plane ride to come.
Ant and I both had a tofu roll, and I also had a prawn roll. So yummy.
After saying good-bye to Ant’s friend, we headed to the airport to wait for our flight, where we headed back home for a yummy dinner with Anthony’s family. After a day of running around, this meal (while huge!) was right what the doctor ordered. It was lamb with peas, sweet potatoes, and zucchini. Yum.
Impressions of Sydney: I enjoyed visiting, but would probably not want to live there. It was a nice city, but not very friendly, and very expensive. It made me fall more in love with homely, chilled-out Brisbane.