I love the fact that my wife is half Australian, but what I love even more is that means we have family in Australia, and perfect excuses to visit. One of the Aussie cousins was getting married in May, and given that they made the trek to our wedding in Mexico, we couldn't say no - and didn't want to.
My wife and I decided to fly in a few days ahead of the fam to get some alone time in Australia, and decided to just poke around Sydney for a few days. My wife had told me all about Australian coffee being the best stuff on earth, and she WAS NOT WRONG. We spent most of the time browsing cool shops, drinking coffees and taking in the beautiful city.
Once the rest of the family arrived, we hopped on a plane up to Gold Coast and Byron Bay, where the wedding was going to take place. Ironically, I'm not a big photo taker during personal events, so there weren't too many photos to share. The wedding, in true Aussie fashion, was a blast.
After the wedding, the family decided to spend a relaxing few days back in Sydney in Bondi, an incredibly stunning beach area of Sydney where my wife lived for a year. If I was ever going to live abroad again, this place might just top the list.
While spending the day at the zoo isn't my usual recommendation, I'll make an exception for the Taronga Zoo. Not only is the actual zoo layout beautiful, nestled on a forested hillside overlooking Sydney, but you get to take a ferry across the harbor and a tram ride just to get there.
Bondi to Coogee
One of the coolest things about this coastal area of Sydney is the walk from Bondi to Coogee. A winding path leads past several beaches, a graveyard and a few coastal towns and the views are one of a kind. In the few days we spent here, I walked the path a number of times, ran it once and took PLENTY of photos.
Looking forward to the next visit to Australia, hopefully to explore Melbourne and some of the inland or outback or whatever it is you call it.